i now wish i had taken pic,c before cleaning up this 1898 us krag # 328563,stock catu.1901. the stock and metal was covered in a black oily layer of gue, the bore looked like a sewer pipe, it has cleaned up very well but is only good plus(i think it may get better). now that i got the major dirt and surfice rust off,it looks pretty good. i will clean it more, but i will take my time and go slowly. i don,t expect it to look new. i rea ly like the rear sight with the little peep sight that can be pushed up and the adjustments windage and elivation. eastbank.