They're beautiful pistols. I collect mostly Colt, but I want to have at least one each of the more legendary S&W's. I'm also a "cult" follower of the model 57, my favorite Smith. I still need a model 27.
There was a time when the M 27-2 did indeed reflect the kind of polishing we all appreciate.
This one shipped in 1966, and is as fine a blue-and-polish as I see on the Python or the registered magnum.
All that being said, the Python's action is, IMHO, still the smoothest thing since butter!