Nah, a little Rustoleum and a few coats of wood polish and the fork would be good as new. Love the shotgun, though....I think the fork could use a little restoration though. Shouldn't affect the collector value if you clean & oil the wood and slap a good Ceracoat job on the metal.
Bushmaster has some photobucket pics posted of a VERY nice Remington 31 (ah-hah...now I know what it is too! )I'm trying to figure out what the heck ya'll are looking at, I see nothing!