This will be the thread where I'll post about refinishing a Model 60 (with squirrels) that I bought to give to my daughter for her 14th birthday in December. I've had some discussion in the Model 60 thread, but wanted somewhere I can document the process while asking for the advice of those of you with much more experience in these things than myself. So far, I've done the feedthroat upgrade (you can read about the issues and solutions at the link above), which solved all of the FTF issues that the gun had when I first got it. I've also installed the Mcarbo springs, which dropped my trigger pull to about 4.451 lbs. I've only shot Winchester Xpert HV and CCI Standard Velocity in it, but it shot both great. So now it's time to get to refinishing the stock. Here's the gun as it looks today: From what I've read so far, I'm leaning towards a finish of TruOil and I'll attempt to apply it with the ArmorAll trick, found over at RimfireCentral. Of course, I'll practice on scrap wood first. There are pages and pages of discussion on it, and I've read them all. When I get to this point, I'll post here and let you know how it goes for me (because if I can do it, anyone can). What I'd really like now is to get input on some colored wood stain. I've found J.W. Etc. Craftsman's Blend Wood Stain & Sealer. I'm thinking I'd like to try the "Weathered Blue" color (see below), after removing both finish and stain from the stock. Has anyone here ever used this before? Even if you haven't, since many of you here seem to be experienced woodworkers, do you see any issues with trying this stain with the TruOil over it? All comments are welcome and appreciated. Don't be afraid to tell me it's a dumb idea or that I'm way off track, either. I'd rather have that than to ruin the stock or have to redo it in a year.