Hi guys, I am going to my fathers house tomarrow and He is a professional painter and In his garage he has Everything you could possibly think of. My problem is The piece of wood that covers the barrel on my Mosin nagant is darker than that of the wood stock. Thats why I want to Refinish It, I want it to look a little more uniform not to mention the finish near the muzzle end is Severly discolored and the paint on the endcaps is flaking. But because that Wood over the barrel is darker I am obviously goin to have to use a darker stain. Anyway I called him and he said he has some Dark Cherry stain and some Teak oil. So what do I do? He wont be there to help so this is why I ask. I dont want to sand out the dings and dents cause to me that adds character. What I am thinking is takin some steel wool and removing the old finish, wipe it down to get the dust off,Take some masking tape and cover the end cap,sling slots, and cross bolt, Put X coats of stain(I say X cause I have no idea how many coats to apply) then after that puting 3 or 4 coats of teak oil on it. Does this sound right?