Thanks cv! But you know what? The 58 yr. old gun even smells like new, and the wood feels really neat again and the metal reflects the clouds in the sky.
I could only encourage you to get on with your Model 27 if you are unhappy with the looks. I had to do something, as the barrel had hardly any bluing left on the underside, and a very light rust film had started to take over. Everything, I mean every dent and scratch and all remnants of rust disappeared.
I am very happy.
But a downside is, that I catch myself hardly wanting to touch the gun for fear of scratching something. Since this is my first restoration, and I am particularly fond of this gun (family), I have to get a first scratch on it soon to be able to treat the thing as I always have.