Made without a ram rod. Interesting gun. It appears to have been together forever but there are several different numbers on it. Bbl and frame number are the same. Backstrap is another number and the cylinder yet another. This gun had to have been mis-matched 100 years ago because it looks to be all the same piece. Good traces of blue and case color. Good traces of orig silver on the trigger guard. Correct 3″ bbl. Cylinder retains nearly all of the scene. Good sharp little gun.