Thanks for the complements, guys.
The combination of really good metal and refinished wood is like plastic surgery on an aging actress. It takes years off of her looks. I sometimes look at that carbine and it is hard to believe it is over 50 years old.
That was also my first tung oil project. I have become a big believer in tung for wooden stocks now. you can cut it with mineral spirits for a satin effect, and if you ding it in the field, it is extremely easy to repair.