Got my Python back from Colt for the second re-doing of the Royal Blue and she's looking much better this time. My feeling is that it's just going to need some serious time to cure before I can comment on the actual quality of the re-finishing but it does look great. The rolls were recut a second time, and very nicely done though perhaps a tad deeper than the original rolls. No problem, this is my shooter Python and in 10 years if I need it reblued again they wont have to charge for the recut rolls again! The Elite grips were replaced also for a set without the chip and they are GREAT for actual shooting purposes. Much nicer hold than the regular target stocks. Now I'm boxing up my nickel plated Python to send in for the Colt Custom Shop action tune and to have the cylinder notch indentations (caused by the timing being too advanced) polished out and the cylinder re-nickle plated if neccesary. I'm looking forward to my first Colt DA tune and will report back on that job in a month or so. Keep the faith, Colt's a great company and their actual customer service is second to none as is there revolver smithing.