From when I was a kid. This gun was made to hold candy, not bullets. This candy container is shaped like a cowboy's pistol and is from the 1950-60s. It is clean inside and out. Its detail is well addressed; its mold marks and edges are sharp and crisp. The grip is texture, just as certain types of guns have a leather or other cover on their grips. For your Cowboy Christmas. About 10" long and about 5" high at its widest area, from grip to hammer.