Wood is a temporary thing and can be upgraded. It is a nice rifle, hauled back a bit farther from the edge of destruction,at least. The first No 4 I bought was a Savage with an early 6 groove barrel in 1984. They had a barrel full of #4's for $44 each: and Priviti ammo for $3/box if you bought a rifle. It's a great shooter.~Andy
Thanks for posting pics of the before and after. I have an enfield sniper that has the charger bridge ground off as well. I was thinking of using Scott but wasn't sure how well it would turn out. After seeing his work, I am going to have to find a way to get some money together and get him to fix mine. That is some awesome work!