There's only one sort of wood rubbing ought to be going on here, that of boiled linseed oil onto walnut like this. I'll share these with you to remind you what real gun-stocks look like as we see so much damned black plastic around here
The falling block rifle is something a tad more exotic than a Ruger No.1 - it's a Hagn action on a hammer-forged Ferlach barrel in 8x68S. The rifle is ready to go to the Proof House, but has quite a lot of work left to do. It was build for a friend of mine a few years back by I F Thompson of Cromarty, Scotland. The second and third rifles were also built by him, and the stock below is also his work.
The friend is a bit of an oddity - he went Reindeer hunting in Norway and his host had a Sauer 90 in 8x68S, so my pal had to have a rifle in that calibre as well - way OTT for Reindeer. Most of his mad-cap ideas didn't get off the drawing board, but this one did - it cost him an arm and a leg in the end and as far as I know he never used it in anger, it went straight off to the sale rooms and he lost a fortune on it.
The second rifle down is a .243 built on a Tikka action; then my 7x64mm built on a Musgrave M90, and last the stock on my .308 Sauer 200.
It's something the British gun trade is well known for. Until relatively recently the European gun makers didn't put such an emphasis on high grade wood, relying more on carving and fancy chequering, but that has changed much over the past twenty-five years or so with many European makers offering fantastic quality wood these days.
I've bought raw stock blanks several times and it's without doubt the best way to buy top quality wood if you have the opportunity.