I got to hold this piece today. The hammer & trigger function, but half-cocked is not a safety position. The nipple looks real but odd. Then i look down the barrel;
the walls of that barrel are seriously thin and the bore is definately aged and full of corrosion/rust/wth. It looks like it may have been a shooter that didn't get cleaned when put away, a loooong time ago. I like the feel of the wood, very dense. The little ramrod is steel, but seems decorative though removable.
I may shoot a cap with it, left-handed and heavy gloved. It is pretty, though.