Originally Posted by BruinGuy
I was going to leave it as-is for the metal. There's no rust or pitting, just plenty of bare metal (I'd estimate it's at about 50% bluing; the finish under the wood is fine, so most of the worn areas are showing).
I would leave the metal alone. It looks fine.
I prefer to leave beat-up stocks alone but yours was too far gone, nice job on the refinish.