Very nice work. One thing I did that may or not be worth the effort was to make a wood replica of the frame to be used to hold the stocks for much of the work, thereby protecting the actual frame.
Regarding hand fit, another thing I did on one of my Bisleys was to extend the actual grip about .500 by welding on a piece of steel. I had access to a mill, so was able to do a lot of the metal work there, but it can all be done with files, just slower. While reforming it, I also added a little bit of "birdshead" shaping--not a lot, just a bit. Came out nice. The larger grip (it's a .45 LC) really fits my hand better and is especially noticeable with heavy loads. I have another one that I'm going to do, but only add .375, as I think maybeso the .500 was a bit much--for my hands. Since I had to have the frame reblued anyway, I could just do the final sanding right on the frame--made it faster as no on and off on and off checking. Also, I added a second alignment pin. Your use of epoxy is smart-hadn't thought of that approach. I do make the alignment pin holes oversize and then use epoxy to fit them perfectly.
I would, but I have no clue as to how to post a picture here. It took me 2 months to figure out how to get photos on GunBroker, longer to get them on e-bay. How do you do it here? Keep in mind I'm way past 65 and quite ignorant in regard to this electronic media. I do my best. I do have a digital camera--quite an advance for me!
Incidentally, I don't think I've done anything special. Just adding to your very good explanation. I'll admit, I'm proud of what I've accomplished.
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