Thanks for the input i will leave it 100% original. Another question i have is the original blueing is wearing off and the outside is pitting but the local gunsmith says dont touch it. Any input?
DON'T TOUCH IT, DON'T TOUCH IT, DON'T TOUCH IT!!!!
Now repeat after me. DON'T TOUCH IT!!!
If you must have a scoped, shiny blued sporting rifle sell the Savage to someone who appreciates it's value, and buy something else.
You have a very fine collectible there, and honest wear, and patina finish add much more to it's value where a re-blue destroys it!