Dear all, First let me introduce myself. I am a European guy who recentley purchased a new sako 85 varminter with laminated stock. Now when I was purchasing the rifle I noticed one small scratch and one other scratch somerwhere in between a scratch and ding on the stock. Both of them weren't very bad or destroyed the whole appearance of the gun, in fact it was only when I and my girlfriend (I am one of the lucky guys with a girlfriend who likes rifles ) were checking the stock closely that we noticed it. We discussed it with the salesman and we negotiated a pretty nice discount (somewhere in between 10% and 15%). While the scratches are not that big, I was still wondering if I could try to repair or cover these small scratches. So how did you guys repaired and in general take care of your laminated sako stocks? I have read that for the laminated stocks, I should use matte lacquer; but which one should I use (type of lacquer, we do not have the american brands overhere ;-) )? Should I wet sand if first? Should i use some kind of filler? Thanks in advance!