Originally Posted by blazzent45
Mawkie should I clean the stock and action or just the action? I've seen a few threds about cleaning up the wood but I'm wondering if I should. The wood does seem a bit cruddy.
I have used "KRAMERS BEST ANTIQUE IMPROVER" (basically an oil with some "secret" additives) with great success on my well used but well preserved Garand (1955), it removed the dirt but left the beautiful patina. I also used it on my virgin Fazakerly No4 mk2, it did not change the color of the blond wood at all, just left an undetectable layer of protection . I have also used this stuff on a small piece of painted furniture that had a lot of smoke damage, it cleaned it up like a charm and did not damage the finish at all. It's not cheap ($20.00 for 8 ounces) but a little bit goes a long way. Give it a try on your new acquisition - and congrats, that was a nice find. Shoot it!