Asked in Militaria
If you have a Collectors grade k98 Mauser and if you want it to hae its stock stained its bolt blued and it to have a scope mounted on it could all of those things devalue the gun?
YES! any one of them will devalue the gun because then the gun will no longer be original. you would have a worthless pice of junk if you alter it in any way. do NET stain the stock. do NOT blue the bolt. do NOT mount a scope on it. unless you don't care what the value of the gun is after you do those things.