I have a Winchester model 94 30-30 from the 70's that was my grandfathers and was the 2nd rifle I ever hunted with as a boy. I have another winchester 32 special that was his as well in great shape and was my first hunting rifle. I know it's not pre-64. Long story short I loaned it to my stepfather some time ago and he kept it in the soft case in a closet that apparently had some kind of a leak in the roof (so he says). After a few explatives I took the gun home and began some damage control work to remove most of the rust from the receiver, lever, and barrel, I have it all oiled with reciever in the raw.Luckily it didn't get bad enough to pit. My question is this, I have heard and viewed alot of horror bluing jobs with these rifle receivers due to the steel that they were made of. Is there a special bluing process other than the typical hot dip salts bluing? I have heard they were painted, black chrome finished, graphitic steel made receivers yada yada. The gun will never be sold ever, so is it worth having hot blued or the like or just cold blue and shoot it for what it is? The money isn't an issue here,however aside from sentimental value that is through the roof, I understand the value. I'm just wondering because of so many botched jobs i have saw on these guns.