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If the serial numbers match the receiver, you have to keep them together.
Besides, I've seen worse...
 

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Stop trying to "improve" the look of the wood.
It is what is is.
Any staining or color added will further degrade it.
If it had been an all matched piece in mint condition, you would have been called upon to take a swan dive in the nearest volcanic flow, but it was a bolt mismatched, stained stock to begin with, so just enjoy the rifle for what it is NOW and stop tinkering.
How is the supply of Arisaka's and other Nippon issued gear on the Islands, BTW?
 

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Okay change that to drown in a vat of ozuo(sp)?
It WAS stained by somebody, they looked like fresh Beech plywood when new.
Many were stained during manufacture and further darkened by the soldier who did not want his arse shot off by being seen carrying a bright yellow rifle in the deep dark woods.
 

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"Howard's Feed-N-Wax" is a great wood treatment.
 

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Vaseline is used to gently clean original stocks and is wiped on and perhaps rubbed in with a tooth brush and then wiped off.
I prefer Howards because I've been taught to not use petroleum products on wood.
BTW,It WAS and option before you did the deed.
 
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