Just got my first flinter. It is a CVA Hawken style. The gun is pretty- nice wood, lots of shiny brass, beautiful blued barrel with the previous owner's name engraved on it and adjustable sights. I want a more traditional looking gun. I need suggestions on how to de-blue the barrel so I can brown it, how to do away with the engraved name on the top flat (thought about stippling) and what to replace the rear sight with. The brass hopefully will age into a patina. I can take care of the stock, want to get the shiny finish off and rub in an oil finish. What say ye?