If I thought I had ever shown any aptitude for woodworking, I would try.
But having ruined a stock on another rifle and having fixed the rifle mechanically with spare parts, I don't want to make it look even worse than it does.
Thank you for your reply and estimate. Having been given an estimate of $325 plus $100 more for an oil finish plus $45 dollars to ship one way, I was taken by surprise.
I'll look forward to more estimates and then gunsmiths capable of the task. The rifle has no buttplate and numerous gouges of wood out of the butt area.
There is no case hardening and not much distinguishable bluing. So I will not spend over $400 to get it fixed.