How about another before and after?
Sorry the flash on my camera sucks ass.
I stripped and cold blued it. Got a Wilson combat drop in beaver tail as well, a Smith and Wesson hammer, and a Swenson extended slide stop.
I'll tell you, the slide stop was ****. I started another thread on it. I don't really like the way the beaver tail leaves the gap, and the slide stop looked like it was pulled straight from the mold and hit with what passes for bluing in their factory. I stripped it down, and dressed it with my files. It had a lot of areas where the metal was just rough and unfinished looking, along the edges and on the flats, and even the grooves in the serrations were just ill defined. I fixed that.
I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. It's not perfect, but neither am I.
I also dressed the slide serrations with my files. They had quite a bit of scaling in the grooves from the factory.