John's right, it was a snap decision. I was looking for some sand paper to refinish the grip panels, and for some reason ended up sanding the barrel. I used a small file and some rough paper. It took about 45 minutes. It needs to run over with some finer paper and then emory cloth and then some polish. I won't go thru all the steps because I'm going to dull the whole thing with Scotchbrite. I saw an SP101 on the .com forum that had been done and liked the look.