Your criticism of this sale is unappreciated. Reparkerized? While I cannot and will not dispute your knowledge of other firearms that knowledge does not apply to this firearm. This firearm has been in the safe in the exact condition pictured since acquired in 90's only being removed for inventory or showing. It was acquired from an out of business FFL/SOT who stated that it was exactly as he received it from the importer in the 70's. As for who or if it was altered I do not know. As stated in the advertisement " It appears to be factory original". There is not any evidence of refinishing or any alterations. All nomenclature is as crisp as new. Wood is as new. I am selling this because I amended MY FFL/SOT to an LLC. This prevents me from keeping this firearm when I quit the business. This would make someone a beautiful keeper.