I don't know if your Remington - UMC was refinshed or not but there are any number of them in near excellent condition that were not refinished, I know I own one.
The good advise was to take it to gun shows and have serious collectors look at it. DO NOT accept any offers unless they are high enough to make your head swim, and then think about it. What ever you are offered should be less than what it is worth. FWIW
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[This message has been edited by Jim V (edited July 16, 1999).]