There comes a point when the decision to refinish or not really does not serve to only please the owner, but when it is beneficial to the gun's good. See my Colt 1903 hammerless below. It's got a very experienced look to it, has a LOT of patina and some light pitting. The argument could be made that refinishing would actually do this gun good. But I'd hate to wreck that look that has taken 102 years to make! Thoughts?