What makes you think it is teak , unless it is Japanese, Chinese. Teak
boat decks are cleaned with a mild acid and oiled, teak trim is sanded
and varnished. I would degrease it with alcohol and thinner then sand
and oil or varnish. If it is an antique leave it alone till a pro looks
at it. Walnut or Birch are common US gunstocks, never Teak.
You may greatly affect any value it has by doing anything at all to it. In the
world of antique furniture, you can turn $100,000 into $10,000 with an hour of
That said, you can find lots of products specifically for cleaning and
brightening teak at any marine supply store.
If it is antique don`t touch it till an antique gun dealer tells you
what and how to do it, removing old patina usualy ruins antique values.
Values can be cut 10-90% by improper restoring and cleaning of any part
of the gun. Teak is not native to Russia.
Thanks for the help and opinions. This thing was heavily greased, oiled and
then wrapped in cloth, burlap stowed away in a dry spot. I've already washed
it down with varasol and then wiped it again. It appears to be and is safe
to say that nothing has or was changed to the original condition including
the browning instead of the blueing on the metal parts.
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