I am picking up a Colt SAA in .44-40 tomorrow. It was made in 1888 and definately was used hard. The grips are so worn down they are almost slick. The barrel has been crudely chopped of at about 6 or so inches and filed around the muzzle, I assume to remove the burrs from the cutting of the barrel. My question is should I send it to a restoration gunsmith or just leave it alone?aranoid: Any thoughts, comments or helpful suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!