The 1st is a Marlin 1895 Cowboy that I restocked. Real nice shooting gun in 45/70. This was my 1st attempt at this kind of work. I started with a stock blank that was 90% inletted. I spent many hours behind the file and sandpaper. I removed much wood from the forend to give it a more classic appearance
The 2nd is a Ruger No 1 that was completely reworked by my brother. Originally a 45/70 also the new barrel is chambered in 30 wcf. The stock was refit and refinished. The action smoothed out and color case hardened. He made a new rib to fit the contour of the bigger barrel. He also did all the engraving and gold work.
Thanks for looking,