No the gun is blued. Just the lighting I guess made it look brighter.Hi Twats - Is that Colt .25 really Nickel? Sometimes Hi-Polish Blued photos that way. Anyway, the orginal box would have a WHITE LABEL indicating Nickel and the Mags would also be Nickel? Not being critical, but I am lusting for a Nickel .25 and want to get my facts straight. Also, could use a nice blued .25 Magazine; paid $75 for my last one. If interested, please let me know.