It is a terrible finish
. I'm going ti try and find someone to clean it up for me. I don't trust myself with a piece of wood this nice, I never had the knack for finishing.
So the only real way to tell if my stock is salt wood or not is to say that my rifle isn't rusted to pieces? I may have it bedded, so that will take care of the action, would it help to put a coat of some type of sealer in the bbl channel, just as a precaution?