Some pics of a 1978 Spanish CVA Pennsylvania kit i finished for a customer. Some pieces were missing, and Traditions butt plate and nose cap were substituted. The butt stock is beech, and the forend is birch. When he brought in the kit, it looked like they were 'select' pallet wood. NOT matching in profile. I tried to glue the front and back stock parts together, but to no avail. One of the previous owners had coated the wood with a wax finish, I drilled the pin holes 4 inches deep in each half and epoxied in 2 lengths of 10-24 all thread, using the barrel as a jig. Solid and one piece. After that, much rasping, filing and sanding, shaped the brass to the wood at the same time. smoothed and polished the trigger guard and brass parts. After the stock was finished sanded, I used stains to match the two wood types, Vanderhaves, and Laurel Mtn Forge. developed a uniform color.. Then I sprayed several coats of Pro-Oil finish. Assembled the stock and fittings. Then I struck the barrel with draw files and stones to get a good surface. Browned it with Plum Brown. Many coats and steel bearing in the platewooling the solution on while hot. NIce purple brown. Main spring in lock was dragging the plate badly, so I relieved the inside of the main limb, and polished every thing in sight. Decided not to put a ball bearing on the tumbler shaft hole in the plate. Came out nice, and not slab sided. Detailed the panels a bit. This was a break from our usual run of modern firearms.