Here is what started it out for me. Back in the late 90's reading the ShotGun News I see an add to convert an HK 93 to a 53. Well sent it off and about 6 months later I took possession of this and a Fleming registered sear. Actually got one of 2 that they had left.
Now this conversion used whatever parts could be found at the time and really never worked very well. Many jams. So I just put up the gun for years and finally got ahold of Jeff Walters who told me to get a new 53 recoil rod and spring a new extractor a new extractor spring a new number 15 locking piece. Took everything to him and in about 15 minutes it was fixed. Went out to shoot it and now never jams and never fails.
Now I am planning to do a major overhaul with this host over the next few months. Replace the cut down barrel with a new CHF barrel new correct 53 cocking tube support maybe a welded rail and a complete refinish.
So here is the question do you think refinishing it is a good idea or just leave it alone. It is a true HK93 rebuilt as a 53 with all HK parts.