Until I can get a decent camera you’ll just have to put up with the crappy cellphone pics. Thing is, my cellphone takes better pics than the camera I do have.

Click to embiggenate. Next is a closer shot of the receiver:


The receiver is not too heavily polished, I used tripoli cut and color, and white alumina color compound. This is just what it looks like clean.
This is the new buttplate, ground to fit. I wet it just a bit so you can get an dea how it will look when done, there’s still a lot of sanding to do.