Hey there #1 fans,
As already said, the forearm should fit with bit of barrel channel work..
While you are at it, float the barrel channel and glass the forearm too the barrel hangers. Makes a solid connection with no barrel pressure!
Just some thoughts on the Alex Henry forend. Realise they are/ maybe just my opinions but maybe some one else dislikes the funny shape of the end grove as much as I do.
I once got a good deal on a #1 S in 300 win. mag. Then the question was what to do with that ugly forearm. Thought on it for a bit and came up with one of the nicest ways to take care of an ugly problem.
Solution - set the forearm up in a GOOD miter box so that you can cut through the forend JUST behind the grove at a 45 degree angle. Stay as close as possible to the grove!!!!!!!!!!
I have used a 90 degree cut for my tips for years, BUT there is not enough distance between the grove and the checkering in this case. With the 45 degree cut, there will no more then minor cleanup on the checkering if care is taken during shaping and finishing. Might be a good time to clean up all the checkering.
Then tip the forend with about an 1 1/2 inch of ebony or in my case some nice contrasting walnut. Finishes off real classy and you can still use the barrel mounted sling swivel. Whatever you do, forget any spacers of any kind or color, just a nice tight 45 degree joint line will will do fine!!
Other then a custom stocking job, this is one of the nicest forend I have seen. Slim, trim and classic.
Keep em coming! :wink: