Shotput79, I first got the idea when I saw this colt navy on gunbroker a while ago. But I only have one BP pistol, an 1860 army. The factory finish is so good that I don't think I could take the sandpaper to it.
That's why I used the Uberti Hombre for this experiment...I hated the finish in the first place.
If you have quite a few BP revolvers to choose, from, I say give it a go.