Hi All, I want to first say thanks to everyone's greeting welcome in becoming a new member. Just letting everyone know I already posted this on the other Marlin site, but I wanted this site to also see my project work. This also might profit some other members to their challenge of re-finishing their rifle. I bought this Marlin 25 back in the early 70's shot maybe 20 rounds and it's been in the closet ever since. Now I want to restore it since the barrel is starting to rust a little. I sand down the wood stock, but I need your opinion on the finish, or continue to sand it some more? If I use the pre stain wood conditioner would this help even out the dark spots on the stock? Also after reading and seeing YouTube, what are some ways of finishing the wood stock, is it best to use the Birchwood Casey Tru Oil Gun Stock Finish or use vanish? I already order Cartridge Guide Spring from Numeich Gun Parts since I broke off the one on the barrel. I will post more pictures once I finish restoring the Marlin/Glenfield 25 model.