This is a "million fish in the sea" situation. There is
usually another deal literally around the corner.
Case in point: I was looking for a WWII collectible
pistol. Granted, a chrome coating doesn't improve
the collector's value of a firearm, but here in Florida,
with the humidity, any rust resistant coating, such as
SS, Nickel, or Chrome plating is preferable to me.
I found a Walther P38 chromed, but is was a lousy job,
and the pistol looked like it had subsequently been dragged
from Pittsburg to Topeka. A disappointment, granted, but
the next day I found a Chromed FN GP35, which had been done
beautifully, with Waffen SS markings.