Originally Posted by srtolly1
I was thinking I wouldn't refinish it but from what Cane posted it doesn't look like it would hurt the value any to re finish it.
Not what I intended my post to imply.
recommend to refinish a collectible. Depending on the condition I may
recommend to restore it.
Esp. with old warriors, (military artifacts) the wear should be witnessed. It is worn as a badge of courage evoking a plethora of mental exercises to postulate what historically happened to the firearm.
Commercial firearms, not so much unless their providence can be connected to some celebrity.