That is a great rifle and a wonderful heirloom you have inherited.
I wouldn't do a thing to it except preserve it. You can reach out
and buy a collector grade rifle anytime you want, but you could
never, ever get that rifle back again once you fussed with it.
Someday you would surely regret it.
Hopefully you will get a buck with it and follow the tradition.
Thanks for showing it off. This type of family rifle is my favorite !