Have I mentioned we need a milsurp section? So I'm working on this M94 Swede restoration and realized how much I enjoy working on these old rifles and bringing them back to their former (and correct) glory. Like many here, I enjoy firearms in general and have since I was a little kid. But these old military rifles have volumes of stories to tell if they could talk. Think about all the hands that have touched them over the years and all the places they've been. Currently I'm working on the stock, which has turned out to be quite a nice surprise. Not only is it not cut and sporterized, it somehow escaped the Swedish army upgrades of 1914 where they modified the stock for a bayonet lug. And it that wasn't enough, the stock is just plain beautiful. I'm currently doing a linseed oil scrub on it to generally clean the wood. The process is a mix of linseed oil, turpentine, denatured alcohol, and a bit of ammonia. The mix is applied with a Scotchbrite pad and scrubbed on a bit. Then the stock is wiped with mineral spirits and allowed to dry overnight. I'll probably run one more application on it before starting the actual finish process. It will still have some stains from a few decades of cleaning but that is part of the carbine's story. For the finish, I've decided to run with Perplexed's suggestion and have done some research. The Swedes used a process of four applications of a 50\50 mix of linseed oil and turpentine, followed with applications of 80\20 linseed oil and turpentine until the wood just can't take any more. The only deviation is that I'll use boiled linseed oil instead of raw linseed (flax) oil. BLO has drying agents in it which will prevent the stock from getting as gummy. The metal parts of the M94 need very little to get them into shape and I don't want to overdo any of it. I'd rather have it show its age than look like it was made yesterday. After this is done I have a Garand stock on which I want to run a similar resto process. I had thought about getting a new stock from CMP but nah, these old chunks of wood hold too many stories to cast aside. Sorry for the length but any of you other milsurp junkies feel free to post your work. I, for one, am very interested!