I used Fiebing's dark brown oil leather dye on dozens of longrifles over the years and never had any of it fade. Lincoln's dark brown Shoe Dressing is a little blacker in color, I just used it on a Kit Carson Hawken copy Hickory ramrod last night. I helped a friend build a Carson copy, and we used aqua fortis on the stock, then Laurel Mountain Nut Brown stain. Larry thought the aqua fortis was not worth the trouble, and I agree. The Nut Brown stain had a reddish color to it that Larry liked. He is putting the stock finish on it now. I'll post a photo when its done.