Well, it worked.
Indeed, as predicted, the finish is a bit patchy on stainless, but it is plenty dark enough to show up against the scenery and to highlight my white sight marks, inlaid with glow-in-the-dark paint and topped with super glue: my "poor man's" tritium...
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.
Karma. Another word for revolver: because what goes around, comes around!