The brass has turned to an aged patina color. This flask is in over all very nice condition and works fine. The item "Civil War Era Colt 1849 Pocket or Root and Baby Dragoon Pocket Powder Flask" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".The seller is "captainxo" and is located in Malverne, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.