I saw a picture yesterday of what I think might have been an older, pre safety, 1894 cowboy or a 1974 39 with polished blued receiver and 24" octo barrel had gold hammer, trigger and loading gate and a gold coin of some sort in the stock. it may have been a centennial. anyway it sure was a sharp looking firearm
I like the idea of just a little bit of color... nothing overboard. I did find some pics from Grizzly (I think it was) that had stainless on the blue but it was a bit much. Might try it with a couple of pieces and see how it looks to my eye up close and personal-like.
I'm thinking of the stainless loading gate and various screws... just enough to make someone look at it twice. Then... I think I have been bitten by that "sand down the checkering" bug. Getting rid of the proud wood and smoothing it all up really makes it look better. I have to finish getting my workbench area set up first though.