I now have a Remington 550-1 from 1951 that was my grandfathers truck gun while he was farming. The bluing is worn and has some surface rust, so I am keeping it oiled to prevent anymore. The varnish on the stock it pretty beat up but overall there are no big dings in it. So my question is should I refinish the stock? My wood working skills involve me hitting my thumb with a hammer. I do know how to sand, so what do I need to do to strip off the old finish and redo it? I really do not have a clue, also should I refinish it or just leave it as is. It is a pretty nice piece of black walnut so I think it might be pretty.