First of all, what do you mean by "destroyed"? I have a Hungarian M44, my first M/N, and the bore looks like looking down a gravel road. It still shoots as well as a couple others I have with like new bores
Has he shot it to see how it shoots?
Love the M/N for what it is, but wouldn't spend much to make a sow's ear out of a really ugly sow's ear.
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