Nice. I have a 54. You now have a classic. Enjoy!
I saw the one I bought yesterday 3 weeks ago and refused to pay the asking price. After looking on GB I realized the asking price was below the average listing on GB. Yesterday I decided to ask what was the bottom dollar they would take for it. I did not pay the list price. Look on GB.com. Generally you can get a feel for what people are selling them for.What are you guys paying (ballpark) for these beautiful rifles? I see them occasionally in various states of repair and am trying to get a sense of their worth.
Love my 1955 Mountie also. I paid for it when I bought it about 10 years ago ($700). It was in and still is in excellent shape. Only change I made to her was shorten the LOP to 12.5" and about a month ago I put a sling swivel forearm cap on it ( plus added the rear sling swivel stud) to get rid of the sling swivel band on the magazine tube. Also put the original sight hood back on her after these picture was taken
I shape and polish my buttplates(new ones are all slightly oversized, even if the stock hasn’t been modified)with sanding and polishing attachments on my Dremel tool, on low speed.I assume you shortened the length of pull from the rear of the stock?
How did you re-shape/size the pad after shortening the stock?