That is consistent with my experience with Sako stocks. and that's why I stuck in the qualification that I couldn't be sure what the stuff actually was.. I have quite a bit of experience working with automotive lacquers and the Sako "lakka" finish doesn't feel like the acrylic lacquers I used to spray onto motorcycles. And, most of the lacquers I've ever worked with are quite easily stripped. Current automotive clear coats are much harder, but those use technology that didn't exist when Sako was building the L61R. However, lacquer is what Sako calls it, so I thought it was a useful contribution to the discussion. As for the oil finish, I suspect it's something like Birchwood Casey's Tru-Oil, a blend of natural and synthetic ingredients. I finished a couple of stocks in Tru- Oil before I learned to work with linseed and tung oil, but I don't use it any more except for repairs on guns that are finished with that type of product.