Thank you for the compliments! It feels good to bring new life to this old gun. I can't wait to hunt with it. I think my Grandfather would like what I have done to it. This was a sporter project he started 50+ years ago and never finished.
As for the mount problem, I'll just put the one piece back on till after deer season is over. I can deal with the mount through this season. With two or three months till the opening of gun season, it's to much of a risk to not get it back in time and miss another season of hunting with it.
I'll take another look at the Kickeez recoil pads. I was just curious about the new limbsavers and if they were anygood. I've used the Decelerator and it worked good. It was a Grind-to-fit and it's surprisingly easy to do even if all you have is a bench grinder like me. Just use the sides of the wheels and not the face and be sure to keep it square.
Since I was using a bench grinder I traced the shape onto the pad and went to work with the grinder.
This link shows the proper way to do it....
Gunsmithing - How To Fit A Recoil Pad To A Finished Stock