Just realized I never got pix of refinished M-1 carbine from the CMP up. The stock had some problems as received. A gunnie friend stuck home recup'ing from cancer treatments asked if he could rework it for me. He was getting cabin fever and had run out of projects.
A steam iron to raise some serious dents, some dowels, acraglass and fiberglass to repair some cracking, bit of stain to match the walnut handguard to the hardwood stock and "Voila!"
I couldn't have done better myself and likely would still have it in the "to do queue."
Here's his little elf showing off the finished work.