A bit of an update. I'm still waiting for most of the hardware to ship,but I did get a forend about a week ago. Unfortunately this introduces new problems to the project. The draws have been repaired in the past but unfortunately they are already too loose and there is a lot of side play in the back. Also the front retaining screw collar is so loose that it falls out without interference. As far as I can tell this leaves me with two options the first option is the easiest by just beding it with Acraglas. The second option is harder but much more satisfying in the end and is what I'm currently planning to do. I intend to carefully remove the draws and replace them.