Well I had a spur of the moment acquisition and end up with a m-44 carbine in my possession do you like it it’s in good condition and all numbers match. The wood on it’s is very well condition for the age for a wartime rifle. Since it’s been well preserved, I was wondering if I should go through the process
of wood refinishing and doing some metal refinishing on it. Some would say that changing it would destroy the value of it as a collector. I think it would look good with everything being cleaned up and the wood refinish plus a little bit of polish and work done to the metal parts.
I’m asking here how should I go about recondition the wood and bring it to his full potential. The other option would be to find out whether it’s worth it to restore it or leave it alone for historical purposes.