I am in a little bit of a dilemma and could use some advice.
I have an English side by side shotgun in my cabinet with a broken stock across the chequering. The stock is now effectively in two parts.
My dilemma is that the gun is a sleeved non-ejector. It has fantastic fine engraving which continues from the fences onto the barrels. It is probably of little financial value, but without going into too much detail, it was passed to me and is of sentimental value. Now, common sense rules for me, and although it is of sentimental value I couldn't possibly spend a small fortune on having the gun restocked to the standard that it would warrant.
My question is can the stock be repaired reasonably cheaply so that it looks like it never happened, in a way that would enable the gun to be used as normal, and if it could, is there anyone on here, or anyone know of anyone that could carry out this repair?
My second question would be - if the stock is beyond repair, does anyone know of anyone that could replace the stock with an alternative wood stock, eg turkish or american walnut but not charge the earth for it?. I suppose the stock could be "oiled" to best match the original forend ?
It seems like a very big ask, but my only alternative would be to sell the gun in its current broken condition for someone else to repair as a project - but I would prefer to be able to use it myself as it is a lovely gun.
I would be glad to answer any questions via PM - the likelihood is that if anything is feasible I will get some work done on it in the next few months after Christmas....
Thanks for any replies..