Refiish in polished blue
Refinish in matte blue
Leave it as is
Leave the cylinder release as is.
If you are going to refinish it, go for the high polish. Revolvers look great with a high polish blue.
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My old 27-2 shows a lot more bluing wear than yours, but it is a great shooter. I've given thought to making it pretty again, but have ended up leaving it like it is, but that is at least partly (or maybe mostly) because I'm so cheap. I won't vote, so if it makes you happy to refinish, just do it. But, if you do have that done I agree that some "after" pictures would be nice.
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Nice Find!!! If you lean toward refinishing, I'd go with the polished blue. But I'd definitely leave the cylinder release and all other parts, as original.
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I have one in worse shape than yours a picture is on my page , unless your never going to sell it don't do it you loose value. Polished blue would be best if you go there.
Last edited by Earl 007; 11-16-2019 at 12:22 AM.
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I would do it in master bluing. I had a 1911 done and an employee at Gators Guns decades ago now collected smith 44cal revolvers and many were blued....they were beautiful. I had a model 10 that I sold to a friend.....it was a low round count pistol. Wish I still had it. I would definitely send it out to be blued with new grips......the 10 I have today has too many rounds through it
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