My father passed away recently, and left me a H & R 158 in 44 mag. My question concerns the forearm. He put a leather forearm band that he had made laced with 550 cord around the forearm . I had fired it several times before I gave it a closer check. I discovered the lug to secure the forearm is non existent. The gun fired fine, my question, is the forearm lug missing an immediate problem or can I hunt the season opener this week end with it as is ! Either way it will retain that leather band for sentimental reasons ! Thanks in advance for the help!