Thought I’d share my finally finished budget project. I got serious about two months ago after having this stuff for what seems like forever. I bought the L461 action at a gun show in 1992. Serial number 150xxx. I paid $225.00. It had been in a Crown Royal bag ever since. It came with the Redfield bases but no windage screws. Thanks Chaucer (SCC member) for those. I polished the bolt myself, nothing else was done. I bought the stock at another gun show in 2000. It is an old Fajen. I paid $40.00. The guy had a literal pile of stocks. I had the action with me and simply lucked out. The stock was a mess. I mean like a club. It was slimmed down and re bedded. The pad and grip cap were also addressed. I wish I had before pictures. I used 25 coats of Pro Custom Oil to do the finish. I was lucky to know the late great Larry Brace. He was in my opinion one of the finest custom gun makers of his time. His rifles are/were favorites of hunters all around the world. He was a very kind man and shared his refinishing technique with me. The barrel is a 21” Pac-Nor. I bought the barrel used from a gunsmith friend for $160.00. It’s chambered in .223. He installed and headspaced it for me. The scope is a 6x36 Leupold fx-II. I think for my intention the scope will work well. My close friend didn’t like it so I bought it for $100.00. Thought I’d share, I hope to shoot it this weekend. Thanks.