I have a 1941 Mosin Nagant and want to refinish the stock. I took off the steel and started to sand off the dark brown laquer. The wood underneath is very blotchy. Its hard to see the grain because there are so many dark blotchy areas. Has anyone refinished one of these stocks? Anyone know what kind of wood is used on this kind of rifle? Any hints on how to bring out the grain and reduce the dark spots? Any hints on what I sould use to treat the wood to complete the refinish?