It is in the spirit of those that have not yet cracked that I inquire. I tend to be a whee bit over cautious with some things. Playing with LC stocks is one area that I am actually a wee bit more.
I have a 1904 OOE that has some real nice wood, only has a couple small dents, has good defined checkering and no scratches to mention. However, It does have the obligatory oil stains in the head. The oil stains are not even close to the worst I have seen and the wood feels and appears real sound . Although I have tried, I have not found any cracks. The stock fits up to the receiver very nicely and the webs at the end are a solid and fat 1/8" wide. I do not feel the stock needs any repairs and I do not want to do any aggressive de-oiling for fear of starting cracks.This is going to be a regular shooter for me but certainly with properly pressured loads.
Is this a description of a stock that should generally be left alone or should it have some preventative re-enforcing or bedding or sealing done or what else, if anything?
Many thanks for some guidance.