Wanted to display a couple of before photos of a Sako AIII stock I’m in the process of refinishing. The rifle stock was a tired and dated lacquer finish with that old reddish brown stain. I’m sorry for not providing a before shot with the finish and dings showing. I got a little ahead of myself. It’s been rough sanded. It will be finish sanded down to 1200 grit, which is essentially polishing the wood. Then I will apply 20-25 coats of the Pro Custom Oil shown in the foreground. It will be a matte/oil finish when complete. The metal is nearly perfect. The bore is equally as nice. This rifle will make someone a nice usable hunting rifle when finished. Obviously the refinishing will be fully disclosed. I will post after photos when complete. I’m sharing this to merely demonstrate what anyone can do if they find a shooter looking for new life.