I've been toying with the idea of stripping and re-varnishing the remmie for years (got it for £100 abiout 10 years ago). It's an old battered gun that goes wildfofling and goes out in all the crap weather. The other day I saw a synthetic replacement stock kit for £89 which solved the problem. No more wet wood.
Before & after shots
Now the dilemma is do I get it re-blued or just spray it green.