This is the second replica I have ordered. I have real firearms, however none are vintage. I am decorating my man cave in Ww1 theme. I wanted to display weapons used during that time. However the real thing is way to expensive to hang on a wall. Plus having real firearms out in the open is just asking for problems. So I discovered this company. The prices are very reasonable. The replicas are metal and have good weight to them. The detail is good enough for the price. On this 1896 Mauser, The slide moves and returns on its own. This cocks the hammer as it would on a real weapon. The hammer drops with the pull of the trigger. This makes a nice sharp snap sound. i am very pleased with the replicas I have ordered so far. Will look great in a wall display. If a friend wants to hold it and admire it. I know that it isn’t going to break or fall apart. I will order more replicas in the future.