I have a modified Blue Grouse underhammer that for all practical purposes is a near clone of the Hopkins and Allen rifle familiar to many here. Mine is barreled with a .45, 18" twist Badger barrel to serve as a target and hunting rifle. It really isn't a very good target rifle, but it is darn accurate and kills deer with aplumb using 400+ gr paper-patched bullet. My issue with it is that it recoils a bit. More importantly, it is hideously ugly. I call it the World's ugliest gun. And it is. It was my first freehand stock and it shows. In spades. But it is also very difficult for me to see a way to improve. There are two major features that I can't seem to get around. And for which I am requesting your help. 1. The rear of the receiver is very small making the initial wood-metal contact very skinny. I made the grip too fat for sure, but what would be a good way to transition (QUICKLY) to a meatier wrist? Panels? but how? Suggestions, sketches would be very helpful! 2. The stock is attached with a through bolt. The bolt nearly comes out of the toe. This forces the stock to have a lot more drop than I would like. What is a solution? A Euro-style humped stock? A modification of the bolt system? If anyone has seen a tastefully stocked H&A style of underhammer that is compatible with significant recoil, I would love to see pictures drawings, suggestions of all types. Thanks! PS. I would post a picture but could not afford the liability for the eyeball damage that would result.