Without seeing any pictures mind you, I would gently remove any rust that I saw, touch up the finish if necessary, and leave any "character" flaws that I saw on the furniture. There are just some weapons that should not be messed with.
The difficult I do immediately, the impossible takes me a few minutes longer.
NRA, U.S. Army (Ret), AGA, F&AM
A Person has to stand for something, or they will fall for anything.
How different the new order would be if we could consult the Veteran instead of the Politician - Henry Miller
The Soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. - Gen. Douglas MacArthur