Re: Remington Model-24, 22 short
Remington Model 24 Autoloading Rifle, .22 S or LR, 19" bbl, open sights, Browning semi-auto design, bottom ejection, tube mag thru buttstock, takedown, plain pistol grip stock, 131,000 mfg, 1922-35. $300-400 collector value. If you keep it as a shooter with no intention of reselling and refinish it, value drops to $150-200.
My opinion: Don't refinish and enjoy shooting it.