An ugly duckling, can become a swan. I saw this Smith & Wesson Model 29 in the case not long ago. It looked pretty rough, and the price reflected that I thought. I put it on layaway for a few days before picking it up. When I got it home, I wiped it down, then lightly Flitzed it, the applied a couple of coats of Renaissance Wax. To both the metal and the wood. It doesn't look like new, but I think it looks a lot better. This gun was the victim of neglect more than use. It's as tight as the day they made it, and bore shines like a mirror. No idea why someone replaced the cylinder latch, and the stocks are from an earlier period, but I'm not a collector, so who cares. Before and after. Yea, the lighting and angle are different but you can get a good idea. Total time spent was about twenty, maybe thirty minutes. I might do a little more this weekend. Looks like bad weather on the way. I just noticed in the "after" pictures you can't see any of the roll marks. I assure you, they're there, just the reflection washes them out.