Thanks for the additional info, BCstocker. I haven't had the time yet to remove my stock, but need to do so to repair a small chip and to lube the action a bit. As soon as I can find the time for that, amid my other projects, and the "cahunas" to tackle it, I will do so. Then, your good advice will be much appreciated. Eventually, I'll let you know how it worked out. Regards.