BRILLIANT Thank you so much for this Jimmy. Treat it as your own stock and do whatever you feel is needed to finish it. That pointed "flash" into the chequering, by the way, was where the flow-line from the cheek-piece ran into the grip. It had to come out as it still was enough to push against my hand. That bulge along the top of the comb height, I don't know how that came in but, that was where the roll-over was and had to be removed and reduce the height a little to make a comfortable cheek rest for scope height, the other way as it were.
This is what had to be done to the stock overall as a minimum necessary to get it to fit me.
I hope I haven't left you with too much to do but, it really needs your expertise to finish this one off. You'll find it is a bit different in dimensions and proportions to the early model Beech stock you converted for me. The grip on this walnut stock is chunkier, a bit fatter. And the butt-stock seems a bit larger, a bit deeper. Heavier overall than the beech stock.
Well anyway. Cheers dear pal.
(Some fellas are happy just to have a toy boat in their bath! )
Meantime, I've had a delivery of diamond fine cutting burrs for a Dremmel, to start practicing stock engraving and finish off the lost Acanthus leaf and scroll work... Might be a profitable little sideline here!
All the best Jimmy and take your time pal. Thanks bro.