In the pictures from the front view. It looks like a crack in the lid. That is in the wood grain. If you want more pics or have any detailed questions feel free to ask.
The item "Vintage SMITH AND WESSON Wood Presentation Pistol Box Hunting Cabin Decor 14 X 8" is in sale since Saturday, May 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Gun Storage\Cases".
The seller is "jbertlow" and is located in El Verano, California. This item can be shipped to United States.