Thanks 30-30remchester. I don't plan on messing with it. It made it this far with just a little wear and tear, it can make it another 100 years without bluing.
I have a picture of my dad, uncle and grandfather back in 1950 with three .30-30's. 2 had octagonal barrels and the other a shorter, round barrel. I don't know what happened to the other rifles, but this one has thankfully stuck around. I don't have enough hairs on my head to count how many deer this rifle has shot.
I don't plan on ever selling it, but from the photos, what percentile would it be under from the numbers allyellow posted above?