i just bought this rifle today dirt cheap and noticed the black is coming off the barrel and nicks on the wood stock. i was wondering if any one might have an idea of the value. i went to a local gun shop and they offered me $25 for it but seemed REALLY interested in it. and how much would it affect the value if i swapped the stock for a synthetic stock? oh and the seller told me it was from 1937 but i can't seem to find a date on it anywhere!