MIKE GEORGE says: That’s the problem with lacquered or varnished stocks – they do tend to show the scars of honourable combat worse than do those with oil finishes.
If you oil a lacquered stock, none of the oil is absorbed and it tends to remain on the surface in a sticky form for ages. During that time it can pick up dust, which is not a very attractive proposition.
I suggest you use a little hard-wax furniture polish, followed by buffing with a clean, dry cloth.
Got a question? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sporting Gun, PO Box 157, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 9FU