So amoung 1949’s it’s not too special it seems.
It's one more '49 than I have
It doesn't have the *really* early features, but so what? Outside these boards, most people don't even know they exist. I don't think anyone can look down on that one at all knowing you got it for $668 USD equivalent.
The spike stock itself is a tough if not impossible to find component. If you do decide to work on it, I would try to do so as lightly as possible. Honestly, a simple swap of the crossbolt to something less ahem, unmolested, would do wonders in my book!
The 'new' original cartouche and the poorly located and somewhat off kilter S/N; there's not much you can really do about those I don't think except take them all the way off...which 10 different people will have 10 different opinions about
I personally would leave it as-is.