I know a guy selling a 100 year anniversary 336 in 35 rem. It need the stock refinished but is otherwise in great shape. He is asking $300. I have no interet in owning it, but what would it be worth if I refinished the wood and flipped it?
Hard to say but if your labor is free and the refinish materials aren't too expensive you could definitely make a profit for your effort. Quite a lot of people here would grab that rifle at that price, leave it as is, and use the heck out of it.
You should buy it for the $300! It's worth more than that without doing anything to it, and will only continue to appreciate in value. IT IS MONEY IN THE BANK, EARNING MORE THAN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT, MM, CDs...! Hurry before it's gone!:driver: