I got an old Winchester lever action .22 mag that was my first gun. When I was a teenager I sanded the stock down (I also broke it a couple times and my dad glued it together) and sanded the steel completely with some halfbrained idea of restoring it then. It's still in that same condition, and I've used it a bunch between now and then and recently it's started having jamming problems.
Anyhow, I'm willing to put in the work to restore it but I'm wondering if any of you have had any experience in doing the rebluing or refinishing of the stock - or have any tips on getting it to look like it did originally (off the top of my head 9422M is the model). I'm considering just sucking it up and starting to save up now to get it done professionally since the rifle has sentimental value to me.
The jamming part also has me concerned, I imagine it's just because it's old and is probably easily fixable.