Ok, so I've got a Remington 740 Woodsmaster in 30-06 Springfield and I just got it home. I'm supposed to start work on it Tuesday. I'm doing this project for a customer who just so happens to be my cousin. He loves to hog hunt in Texas and he wanted something other than his 870 with slugs. He paid $250 for the gun, I baught it under my name until I can fix and/or finish it.
So far at a cursory look over th gun its got a chip in the stock missing near the right side bottom corner. The fore-end has those god-awful vertical markings that are supposed to be some form of grip. The muzzle brake is ugly as home-made sin and worse off I saw a hole in the top of the reciiever. No clue how you get a neat little hole all the way through the curved part of the top of the reciever like this, but its there and I have to fix it.
I'm not complaining mind you, its kind of exciting I get to make this thing look fairly new and give it to a customer and show him the before and after.
So far what he wants done is bead blasted and blued, not hard...but I have to fix that hole first.
Secondly checkering on the pistol grip and we're still in the process of working out what to do with the fore-end's ugliness.
Need a new pistol grip end-cap for the stock.
So, who wants to help?
I'm kidding about the help obviously, this thread will just be for record and anyone else's entertainment as I document the fruits (and no doubt pains) of my labor.