THESE PARTS ARE QUITE CLEAN AND QUITE USEFUL FOR THAT EXTRA SPECIAL RESTORATION... They have what is believed to be the original Nickel plating. I DIDNT GO THRU THIS STUFF AND PICK OUT ALL THE SCARCE STUFF TO LEAVE YOU THE JUNK. THIS IS EVERYTHING, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY. IF YOU WORK ON BANJOS FOR 20 YEARS, YOU TOO WILL ACCUMULATE A PILE LIKE THIS. IT IS VERY PRECIOUS WHEN YOU NEED A PART TO FINISH A JOB, TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED IN A LOT LIKE THIS IS PURE PLEASURE. Most of the spares that the big jobbers are offering NOW A DAYS are oriental made replicas, some good and some pure junk. This is an older load with lots of real American made banjo parts, that are worth 20 times more than Taiwan look a likes.