Iíll give you my option for what itís worth. I have found that you are almost always better off waiting for a higher original condition gun that does not need a ton of work. Itís better to spend up front, than over time on a never ending project. Almost anything can be done these days to restore a gun, for a price and there are always unknown issues that come up. In the end, itís just an expensive restored gun. This is speaking from experience, I learned the hard way. Be patient and keep looking, the right gun will turn up. About the only time this rule does not apply is when the gun is ultra rare, then the expense can be justified.
Hopefully something to think about. I wish someone would have told me, would have saved me a lot of money.