update on the progress. got the brass endcaps back on the handguards but nothing is polished yet. ive also finally finished making the blanks for the sling estuchions. all that remains for those is drill out the screw holes cut the slot for the dog collar and polish. the rear sight and front sight are currently off the rifle for cleaning. it just had a butt load of cosmoline in there.
i made the estuchions with brass stock a dremel tool with cutoff wheel and bench grinder to shape to fit. so far i think its coming out pretty good
even got the range markings color filled with an appropriate color to match the stock.
anyway im getting closer to being done.