My son took his wire-haired pointer and my gifted "family heirloom" Weatherby O/U 20 ga. shotgun out close to the last gasp of bird season, but due to a hidden log in his recently-harvested forest, tripped and fell on it, cracking the pistol grip area in several places. I fixed the breaks and pinned it together with hidden screws/pins and Brownell's glassbedding compound. He didn't want it re-finished, citing "historical" qualities. Well, he's a "shooter" at field trials and took it out in the rain last week, then forgot that, still in the gun case, he'd laid it across the outside trash containers overnight! It was lightly rusted all over the outside and the action was not working right when he brought it back to me for repairs. I took it apart and found that there was swelling that interfered with the mechanism, so ground it off and lubed the action to prevent rust. It works okay now, but told him that the stock really needs to be protected by resurfacing. He didn't agree to that yet. I loaned him my Franchi O/U 20 ga, so he wouldn't have to use his shotgun in the rain, whether he does or not, but still hope he soon agrees to let me refinish his gun.