Originally Posted by JONNYD
Thanks a bunch. I want to preserve this rifle as a tribute to my dad, as this was his baby and had it since new. I'd like to get it refinished and have it look new again. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks-
I agree 100% with the others who have advised you not to refinish it. The gun is beautiful as -- it has the patina of history. Clean it gently, reglue that crack if it needs it, and oil the metal.