I have a stock for my old 98 mauser sanded down and ready to be fixed up to show room shine. I was just wondering on how is the best way to get a good quality finish and what is the best stain/sealer to use. Walnut stock and I would like to have lighter finish. Thanks for the help
The better your prep work, the better the end results.
Steam out all dents, sand out all scratches until flawless.
Then apply your choice of color stain (or leave natural) and apply Tru-Oil.
Use 0000 super fine steel wool between coats of Tru-Oil until you get the results (shine) you want.
Again, the end result will only be as good as your prep work.
Take your time and have fun!