Thanks for the advice so far, much appreciated.Post some photos of your fore end, it’s hard to play Doctor if you can’t see the patient.
As per your request:
I'll be gluing these cracks with Gorilla glue and a clamp. I really want to avoid using screws, but I will if I have to.
From the top. Notice the draw on the right.
Top-front. The draw on the right is shiny because the wood has been compressed so much at that point, you can sort of see it here.
The barrel is touching the forestock on the left rear and front right of the stock.
So where do I begin?
EDIT:After reviewing some sketches of the links provided, I can see what I have to do about centering the barrel in the stock. This all seemed like voodoo science to me until I had a look at the drawings. I can even see the area I need to sand/file in the first pic.
Is the barrel off centre because the right draw is too long? It would make sense to even them up and shim accordingly... no?