You are right, I much prefer the oiled look over the glossy finish.I never was very wild about the wet glossy look. Remington's "bowling pin" Dupont finish was shiny and didn't wear well. Too hard I think. After years in the field my old 870 Wingmaster's beautiful burl stock developed spiderweb cracks in the finish. It was too hard and didn't shrink and expand with the wood in outdoors humidity, especially duck hunting. Layering up oil finish can produce the same shiny deep rich look but very soft. A fingernail can scratch it (but very easy to fix with a bit of the oil finish on fingertip). I prefer oil finish buffed down to the wood with steel wool. There's something about the feel of smooth naked walnut in the hands. I feel connected to the gun.
I recently added a rail to my old Springfield and initially felt awful about it. If I wanted quick detach rings, it was unavoidable. No one makes extended QD rings and I needed the extension to keep my scope on classic Weaver bases so switching them for a rail was the only solution short of drilling more holes in the receiver (ugh!). Turns out I was able to find a rail that wasn't hideously tacticool slotted end to end and had a cutout for convenient loading of box magazine. Doesn't look too bad (except for the mat finish which is soon to be fixed when I have the gun reblued). It resembles the old Leopold and Redfield mounts and rings. View attachment 216550