So a friend/client of mine approached me today and told me that he inherited two guns and some "knives" about 5 years ago and he really didn't want them. He said I could come over and either have them or sell them...as we walked out to the shed, I prayed he didn't have them in there for the last 5 years......yep.......he did.
He started with the "knives". Turned out to be 2 samurai swords his grandfather brought back from Japan in WWII...both have broken handles now
Next was an old bayonet, the scabbard is rusty, but the blade was oiled and is gorgeous. anyone know that trademark on it?
Last the guns.......this is where the tears come in.....rusty dirty and just a mess, there sat a Remington 760 30-06 and a Savage 22over.410.
so.......if they were yours, what would you do? I should mention, they are much worse than they look...rust covers the entire blued areas and inside the actions....barrels themselves look clean inside, but that is about it.
sell them for a few hundred and move on
put in the elbow grease and clean em up
take them to a gun shop and pay for restoration?