Most any hardware store has amber shellac.. Our Lowes and even that Home De-pot place does. I got a small can of amber from the local Ace.. cause I was too lazy to drive to the Lowes..
But it cleaned up well, has character and operates smoother than new Marlins.
Even "new" Marlins ain't Marlins.. No where even close.. they are Remarlins or Marlingtons.. Remington owns them and pretty much has control of them since '07 or '08. I bought a 1894 in '09 in .357.......biggest rachety P.O.S. I ever bought, even worse than the S&W Sigma 9ve.. The Sigma would at least cycle and fire..
Now......... I'm torn between trading that "Marlington" 357 for a Henry in 41mag or another 357..
Oh, Greasemonkey don't panic. I do things in consecutive steps first was the cleaning and operational testing. I won't spend any time or money on a gun that doesn't shoot well. Next was to find the wood and return it to some level of original issue. Surprised you didn't yell about the bayonet. I've misses out on 3 on ebay because I'm too cheap to pay $75 for one. On the sling, would a cloth or leather be issue correct for a 58 Rommy? And I have to ask, is the Greasemonkey thing referenced to past or present occupation?
Oh.. on the bayonet issue... I ain't gonna yell... I cant see it from my backyard.. but finding one cheap....... a Chinese blade would fit and stand in just fine, a later Russian would work as well, no one would ever really know the difference, most bayonets ain't maker stamped, much less serialized anyways.. as long as it isn't all fluffed and buffed, sharpened and shined... artsy fartsy guns and parts dont thrill me, I'm a function over looks kind person, even ugly guns need love, and I have a few wonderfully pretty, ugly guns, even have some that I can't shoot... If I wanted a pretty gun... they are made everyday by Weatherby, Cz, Henry, Remington, Cooper, Dakota Arms or Winchester.
The correct sling would be the leather style you see on my Romanians... they can be hard to find and run 50 to 100 bucks.. you can get lucky and find'em cheap.. but, you have to watch, wait and no holds barred....jump and go for it when you see it. If you wait around and hem and haw over it, it will vanish, quick.
And the Greasemonkey thing... almost 30 years and counting as a heavy truck/equipment mechanic..now............... I run the shop.