Awhile ago I refinished the stock on my SKS. I was kinda nervous about the project at first, but when I was finished, I liked the result and was tremendously proud of myself (more than I should've been, really). Recently, I've gotten the idea in my head that I want to refinish the stock on my Mosin Nagant, but I'm not 100% sure of some of the details. I'm not sure about: 1. Removing the original finish. I used some spray-on oven cleaner for my SKS. It got the finish right out of the wood, and all the moisture right out of my hands (I didn't use gloves, stupid me). I'm perfectly content using oven cleaner again unless someone can make a convincing case that it's really, really, really bad to use, because it'll give me cancer, and I'll lose all my hair, and then I'll lose all my friends, and the government will seize my home. 2. What to use for the new finish. Last time I used SeaFin Teak Oil. It works great and a few local old-timers that I trust recommended it. I was very happy with the result, even though I threw an unnecessary layer of polyurethane over it (minor mistake). What I really would like for the finish this time around is something extremely weatherproof. The SeaFin Teak oil stuff that I put on my SKS is meant for the flooring on boats. I would like whatever I put on my Mosin Nagant to be on-par with this. Also, I seriously want the finished wood to have a very neutral gray look when it's done. Much like the wooden siding you see on a lot of older beach houses. I know, this is probably gonna end up looking ugly as sin, like some rifle that was built from haunted-house scraps, but I wanna try it.