There should be an outer white shipping box and an inner gray Colt Blackpowder box as indicated in the picture. I emailed Mr. Imperato who currently owns Henry Arms, whose father owned Colt Blackpowder Arms when these were produced. If anyone here knows, please add to the conversation. Mr. Imperato was very polite but said he did not know who engraved the guns nor did he have any records. That rare blued version in the photo is breathtaking. The photos of my consecutive serial numbered pair is in the forum photo gallery.