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Absolutely do not try to refinish that gun. I doubt if any restoration gunsmith or refinishing shop would touch it with a ten-foot pole. Polishing will ruin the engraving and remove the gold inlay. That could possibly be replaced/redone at an astronomical cost, but of course it would no longer be original. So, you would pay $2000 to have it look new, while losing all the value in the gun. Just keep the gun clean and oiled, and touch it only with soft cotton, no synthetic fabric.
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