Howdy! New to the forum but in need of guidance! I just acquired a Super Red Hawk with very low mileage but with one "issue". The previous owner, for what ever reason, polished the barrel and nothing else! It looks nickel where the frame and cylinder are original. I personally don't care for nickel colored firearms and would like to either ATTEMPT to restore the barrel finish or bead blast the entire unit. Here lies the issue: I highly doubt the barrel can be restored and still match, and I'm not sure how I feel about having a matte finish, do you think its possible to create a satin style finish? I've done a bunch of Googling on bead blasting with glass, walnut, ect but I feel the walnut would create a shiny surface and other media would give the metal too much of a profile (course). :dunno: What cha think?