I purchased a 1975 BL-22 online for what I think was a very fair price. It arrived today and I was disappointed with the amount of "plastic" (I guess) coating on the stock and forend. The wood grain is very pretty and I'm considering stripping the stock down to the wood and refinishing it. I have a refinishing process that has worked very well on other wood stocks of lessor value project guns and they turned out very well. The metal on this BL-22 is exceptional and while the gun was purchased as a shooter, I'm concerned about doing anything that would diminish the guns value. An opinions? Refinish or Retain Original finish? Thanks!