Its a should or should not kinda thing i am getting at here. Everything i have ever read/seen/heard about refinishing a gun is that it takes the "Collector" value out of the gun. The gun in question is my Ruger 44. It was manufactured in 1967 and these guns arent being made anymore nor have they for quite a while. They are hard to find and as time goes by i am sure they will become more and more collectible. Now, the stock is kinda beat up, knicks and dings and the finish is worn off in spots. Something one would expect from a gun that is 44 years old and has been used as a "brush" hunting gun. I have been thinking about ordering a new stock from Midwayusa.com and dropping the the steel parts into it. The bluing/steel is in good condition overall. Should i or should i not?? This is the question i am posing here.