The brass has turned to an aged patina color. There are some minor dents on both sides. This flack is in over all very nice condition and works fine. The item "Civil War Era Colt 1849 Pocket or Root Pocket Powder Flask" is in sale since Saturday, May 19, 2018.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.