Tell us a bit more please. What kind of firearm do you have? If it's a historical piece, then some special precautions should be taken to preserve stamps (cartouches). Is it a Remington? That Rem. stuff is TOUGH to remove.
OK, I've tried several kinds of stuff on a Rem. 700.... once..... even some stuff I knew I shouldn't, like mixing up some mixers and chemicals myself. NOTHING would tough that finish, except on the checkering. There, it bubbled up and came off well. Elsewhere, I had to sand the stock. That must be done very carefully to avoid mucking up the checkering, altering the stock's shape or rounding off sharp edges. Use a sanding block around edges.It is a remington 7400 high gloss on the stock, it's about 22 years old, I just want to take the shine off of the wood.
I did a 700 ADL,UGLY shiney blonde colored stock. Go to wallyworld and get a spray can of 3M varnish remover, it will boil the finish off. May have to do it 2x. Use fine grit sand paper to smooth it up. 600 grit. Leave the butt plate on the stock,the only thing I screwed up on. I used dark walnut stain to darken the cheap wood. After it dries out, rub in about 25? coats of boiled linseed oil. Get the metal bead blued and it will look like a Kimber. Good Luck!!It is a remington 7400 high gloss on the stock, it's about 22 years old, I just want to take the shine off of the wood.