VZ 24 Mauser
So I have this VZ 24 Mauser that is in pretty good condition. It has an excellent bore and the lion crest is still in tact. There was some pitting under the wood about half way on the outside of the barrel. I scrubbed it with a wire brush and a littel steel wool, but rubbed the bluing off of it.
A guy told me I should bead blast and Sera Coat it (blue of course).
Should I do this? Would it hurt the value? And are there any other options I could do to preserve it and keep it from rusing any further?