Forstocks are completely useless addition to a gun, rightly did away with on most nineteenth century arms. However like butterflies the world is a poorer place without them. Good forestock need be dipped in concrete to be as strong as an eggshell. When the barrel is out every fly and mosquito in the area wants to land on it and watch it snap off. But.... You can’t cut the forestock down to shap at the very top without pulling the barrel out. No barrel and a forestock is just acheing to break off. I made a little block of dowel eighteen inches long I can drop in my channel to support it like the barrel asI bring it down to shap along the top. Any one else try this? Or have I just given away a million dollar patent?