I just did a quick refinish/repair on a on a fox Sterlingworth shotgun.
The original finish was very bad as can be seen in the photos.
I used 190 proof Everclear alcohol, rags, a tooth brush and a dental pick to do the job.
The Everclear is 95% alcohol and melted away the old finish.
I used the tooth brush and the dental pick to clean out the checkering
I was amazed at how well it worked.
I am going to leave the stock the way it is, it looks like it match's the
rest of the gun.
The old finish was a shellac, and the alcohol thinned it and it seems to have sealed the wood very well.
I was thinking of giving it a couple coats of paste wax and seeing how it holds up.
it seems to blend in with the rest of the gun.