Or, you could just bury it in the back yard for a couple of years . . .
Hope you'll keep us posted on what you do and a photo of the final results. For browning, I like to use the Plumb Brown - easy to use and control over "rusting" browns - at least in my experience on long guns.
Some fine examples of "aging" in the photos
Hawg . . . that aged Remy of yours looks like the same one my g-g-uncle lost just after Gettysburg . . . any chance your kinfolk might have picked it up when they took him prisoner?