Greetings. As preface, I apologize for being completely new to firearms. I purchased a Mosin-Nagant over the Summer. Since acquiring the firearm, I've been looking around on websites about Mosin-Nagants, and maintenance. I am wondering, what is the best route to take for refinishing the rifle stock? Should I strip it down and refinish? The rifle is is pretty good shape, though I wouldn't mind cleaning it up. I've also seen photos of the firearm, with the metal practically shining. Is this a good route to go? Should the rifle be as shiny as I've seen online? If so, what is the best route to take towards cleaning up the metal? I've also order a cleaning kit (though I have yet to fire the rifle, as I do not know where to go in the Portland area) that should be here soon, and a "tuna can" of Russian ammo. I realize the ammo is corrosive, and I will need to keep the rifle in tip-top shape. What is the best route to take for cleaning a rifle barrel? I am literally a novice. I don't even know where to begin. Do I disassemble the rifle and soak the barrel? It is laughable, how little I know of this process. I am laughing as I compose this!