I have an M-1928 made by Savage, one of the first 10,000 to be shipped to the UK early in 1940. It has seen some action both during and after the war. I am considering whether to try to restore it or not. It works just fine but I think it would look good with new blueing (they were blued, not parkerized, right?) and the wood needs some attention as well.
Granted that the project turns out successful, would such a restoration do anyhting to its collectability? If I go ahead, should I try to do the blueing myself or is it better left with a pro? What should I use on the wood?
Any ideas and suggestions are highly appreciated!