I examined this in person when Dale was kind enough to meet me for a face-to-face. The metal is in great. Like he said, to my inexperienced eye I think the stock has been refinished and stained in some manner. There is an excellent repair to the stock at the tang, very well done.
Dale, thanks for the opportunity to examine the gun. I hope to do business with you in the future. Next time we meet at a shoot, drinks (afterwards
) are on me.