Then this is the one that will get pictures first.
Found original charger clip guides. These are guiding the same clip as the ones used with MN 91/30. I actually made 3 sets of these later for other people.
Found the rest of parts over time (in doubles in some cases). This included the very difficult to locate rear sight.
Here are all the parts
Starting to fit a reproduction wood set, beginning with a buttstock
Then the forestock
This took quite a bit of time to inlet and sand down to receiver and buttplate.
Even more time was spent on inletting the forestock, matching/marrying it to the handguard, shaping them down to accept the bands…
Notice above that I took the sporter front sight off, and was cutting off the sleeve.
Then I made a replacement front sight from a blank blade and I believe a Krag replacement base.
Here it is next to the original (I had an original barrel with a bore that was worse than the one I had on my receiver. I eventually sold that original barrel).
Here is the wood waiting for the finish
And here it is being finished with the Winchester formula linseed oil and pigment. Sorry, can’t really capture the color as it was.
Here are a couple of pictures in inside lighting
And here, to compare, in sunlight
The metal was in decent shape, so I didn’t bother restoring that, but here is the “reconfigured” rifle… Well, I guess it would be a short musket, since the barrel was cut down on it. Again, I don’t know why my camera was messing with colors. Take a look at the difference between the last coat on the wood, and the assembled gun. Why it was changing the saturation I will never know.