So, I've inherited a more-than-likely 4th or 5th hand rifle. Its a second model takedown and i cant tell whether or not it was a deluxe and it was made in 1904 (according to the serial #), which, is the year before they went to 2 serial #s (one on the underside of the tang and one on the underside of the receiver). It was originally blued but now faded with a little surface rust. The bore looks pretty good and the rifling looks sharp still. I'm looking for advise on how to "restore"/increase value without removing the patina and destroying the value of this piece. I haven't been able to find a picture of another identical to this one and I'm having a hard time telling whether or not the takedown screw is original or not. I'm thinking not because all the other ones I'm seen have a flathead thumscrew and the one on this piece doesn't have the flathead slot and isn't rounded like the others I've seen.