I picked up a beater 1897 Winchester 'Take Down' a while ago. It was made in 1904, was missing a few bits and the furniture was rough. I got rid of the rust via electrolysis and used EPi black oxide on it to cover it's nakedness. I ordered new furniture but could only get the round pistol grip...hate the round pistol grip...so does mister belt sander and his friend rasp. It now has a squared pistol grip and the original, curved steel butt plate instead of the flat, plastic one that came with the stock. After some whittling, sanding, staining, oiling, metal beating, blackening etc. I'm happy with it's 'lipstick on a pig' appearance. In the process about 8" of the barrel went missing. There are pits and lots of dens and dings in the metal but I like it.