This has the matte black finish found on similar guns intended for military service. Many of this model were sold or loaned to Great Britain during WWII. I'm trying to determine if this is a refinish or original. The usual tell-tale signs of the new finish being all over everything including pins etc as well as on the trigger and hammer are not there. The hammer etc is natural as S&W would have shipped the thing. All of the roll marks as well as the S&W logo on the side plate are incredibly crisp. No evidence of any buffing anywhere on the pistol. One thing I noticed, and I do not know enough to answer this. Would the cylinder bores have been coated in this process or would S&W have polished them to shiny bare metal? Sorry no pics until I pay it off and bring it home. Thanks!