My 70s Glenfield was a really good shooter. If you don't hunt you might consider giving it a try. It would give you an enhanced appreciation of your firearm.I have an early 70's Glenfield 30a that my father in law had customized adding a deep blue polished finish and a Bishop walnut stock and forearm. I doubt it's fired more than 40 rounds. The action is tight yet smooth and the modifications appear to have been well done. I've had it for over 20 years. Question is do the modifications help the value of this rifle? Thoughts?
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This is the best post in this thread John, makes a lot of sense.All of my firearms are collectible in that each has a story that reminds me of its' history whether its handed down or where or when or how it was acquired, all have a story and fond memories of people and past hunts. I hardly ever sell a rifle, sometimes I give them away, it's not a business decision. If I were you I would accept the rifle for what it is, a beautifully finished firearm that meant something to your father-in-law and is something to remember him by. I would go out and put a few scratches on it by hunting and killing a few deer "in his honor", and maybe teach a younger family member how to shoot and hunt with it and pass it on as a family heirloom. Some might hang it on the mantle or put it in the safe forever. If that's a person's "thing" that's fine with me. I would use it and enjoy it for its' intended use, hunting, and pass it on someday. It has its' own story.