N.R. Davis Side by Side and H&R Model 348
Greetings, all. I am new here and just wanted to pose a question to anyone who is willing to offer his or her opinion(s)!
I recently received an N.R. Davis & Sons side-by-side and a Harrington & Richardson Model 348 (bolt-action 12 ga.! Cool!) that belonged to my grandfather/great grandfather. Each have simply sat in a safe for the better part of 50 years (or longer). Neither is in the best shape visually (though mechanically they seem pretty sound), so I intend to at least clean them up, though I may never shoot them (or should I?!).
My (second) question is, should I bother to re-finish the stocks and/or re-blue the barrels to pretty them up a little, or should I just leave them in the condition they have come to be in over the years?
It seems neither is terribly valuable monetarily (though they hold a lot of sentimental value for me), so I'm just looking for some opinions from all you experts out there!
Thanks a million in advance. I'll try to put some pics on here if anyone is interested.