While it may look "ugly" it has unique character. If everything is functional there is no need to replace a thing. As Alkali stated, the original finish is more appealing. Reparking it is ill-advised and generally frowned upon by other collectors.. you will butcher the value if you do so, and alter a peice of history after its been out of govt hands. Just an opinion though... but pictures would be nice!I was thinking of putting a CMP S stock on it and having it reparked in gray zinc to bring it back to the condition of it last WW2 (?) rebuild.