What's better than old tin toys? Old tin toys that function. This is a clicker pistol, made of metal and painted red. They way it works is by a spring mechanism. Once upon a time there would have been darts with suction cups attached that you would push into the barrel, all the way down until the mechanism clicks into place. Then just ready, aim, FIRE! This thing works, and it has little oomph for a kids toy. I definitely wouldn't aim this at anyone, you legit might put someone's eye out. Measures about 7.5 inches long overall, has a 3 inch barrel, and a 2 inch handle. Has some chipped paint, and some patina of the metal in the form of rust. Mechanism works beautifully. It's just all around cool. Hammer doesn't move, its just there for looks.