I have a beautiful Marlin 1893 (built in 1902) in prime contition that I have owned since the mid 60's. I am maintaining it, in the same condition as when I purchased it so long ago. My question is, does anyone know what the original finish was on the stock and foregrip, i.e. varnish, shellac etc? In it's current condition, I wouldn't even consider refinishing it and I'm not looking for suggestion on what to put on it to maintain it, just what the original finish was. Thanks everyone. Merry Christmas.