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fitting it to the metal is a tricky process. I only did it once and that was enough. Nice job!
 

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Looks good to me a fine job.
 

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Good job- probably one of the most difficult woodworking projects. The value of an antique gun can be lowered by reworking it. Best to leave the original, repaired stock on it. Don't refinish the metal, either. Speaking from experience here.
 

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Thanks everyone for their comments. Sorethumbs, I drilled the holes by taking the slab wood (prior to shaping) and laying a portable drill press on it's side on a bench and building up a level area and clamping the wood down and drilled the first hole with a very long bit. I then drilled the hole larger to the length I needed with a forstner bit on both sides. I then cut out the general pattern on my bandsaw and shaped the remaining portions using an angle grinder/sander and then fine finished it using my hand sander and sanding blocks. I also used my dremel for the finer smaller areas. I hope this isn't too confusing.
 

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I think I looks a little better than the original, you don't give yourself enough credit. Thanks for detailing the process, all the work you did looks like it paid off.
 
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