Hey folks, I recently completed a refinish project on a Marlin Model 60 stock. This was my brother's rifle. We both got one as gifts in 1983, and now I have both of them. His wasn't really well cared for when he gave it to me. It had some minor areas of rust on the barrel (very small spots) and it hadn't been cleaned since the last time it was shot (no idea how long that was). I broke it completely down and did a thorough cleaning inside and out, which brought it back to pretty darn good condition for a 30 year old rifle. The stock was in worse shape, though. A lot of scratches and dings from years of being moved around, tossed into a closet, etc. So, I thought I'd try my hand at refinishing the stock, I figured if I messed it up I'd be no worse for wear and I could always get a replacement. Anyway, I just completed this, which I worked on over the course of a month. I think it turned out pretty nice for a guy who's never done this before. Thanks to some good YouTube videos on stock refinishing, I went in armed with some good advice. Overall, I'm really pleased with the results. I wanted something lighter than the original, which is what I got. There are some really dark areas on the stock, but I think that's just the wood itself, different areas of density, etc., since I only applied one even coat of stain to the stock. Here are a few photos for you to check out. I'd love to hear your feedback, comments, suggestions, even (kind) corrections if you see something I did wrong. I'm including my original Model 60 so you can see the change in finish - they both used to look identical. Click on the photos below for a bigger view.