- Sep 11, 2020
Yes, he would. Obviously he chose to personalize the gun and make it "better" or it'd still be GI parkerized with bayonet mount. He would be interested in improvements. Dad took me in to Les Bauska's shop in Kalispell to pick out the replacement stock. And he showed me how to glass bed it. Still have the jar of Linspeed oil he bought for me at his poker pal's local hardware store to finish the wood. I don't know if it ever bothered him that I badly abused his hard work. It should have. Seems he was always more interested in the stuff in the freezer and hunting stories. Dad was a great listener. Wish he'd given me a few more of those genes. And he did like to eat. Too much. Glad he held back on those genes!I say if re-soling a pair of boots doesn't make them differrent boots, re-barreling doesn't mean a new rifle. Get a new barrel on that thing! Your dad would approve of that rifle shooting nice groups.