The nicest MUMed T38 I have was ruin't by expertly refinishing the furniture, bluing the metal, and burnishing many bits. Looks very good and was cheap. I didn't give it a second thought to purchase. PAX
Many years ago I responded to a newspaper ad for an FN Mauser in 300 Savage. When I met up with the seller it turned out to be a custom Arisaka 99 in 300 Savage. The seller wasnt a gun person and had no idea what he had. It was without a doubt the best looking custom Arisaka I have ever handled, the stock was beautiful.