The extent of my use of Boiled Linseed Oil in the past has been in minor cleaning and treating surplus rifle stocks. Typically I use a 50/50 BLO/Mineral Spirits mix, and apply with a piece of of 000 steel wool and a wipe down just to remove goo and give a little sheen. I recently bought an M1 Carbine that needed the handguard replaced. I found one from Boyd’s for $15, but it was new and unfinished. I want to match it (as much as possible)to the color of my gun which was cleaned using the above method. It still has the deep red finish, but without the greasy/gummy sticky feel to it. What is the best method to get the new handguard to match the old beat up stock color?