your grand pappy is rolling over wanting to take you behind the wood shed,,,,and leaving you there
Haha. Some responses on internet boards make me chuckle quite a bit.well you can probably get a job at Mitchell's
whats wrong with it is he took to it with sand paper,untouched,un-dicked with k98 stocks are very ,very hard to come by,much less ones original to a rifle his grandfather had taken from the clutchs of a german soldierWhats wrong with cleaning up the stock? At least he didn't cut a couple of inches off it!
..strip it with a paint remover, wash it with hot soapy water, and when it is dry using a swab of Tandy's leather dye, for heavy application, which is great on wood, (avaible in light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and choclate,) and dye it BEFORE the oil rises to the surface again. The dye should sink into the wood, Then go over it ONCE with a coat of shellac that hopefully will soak into the wood and don't try and build up a outside finish, just to seal it, and that is about as close as to the original you will get. Don't sand or polish it after you wash it off. You can apply the shellac with an old t-shirt and rub it quickly with a dry peice of the same t-shirt to quick dry it and even it out if needed. It's not that hard, takes about 20-30 minutes and is cheap.
..and never never do that again!