When fitting a stock on a rifle, it's best not to get in a hurry. This article details the process of fitting, bedding, and finishing the laminated wood stock I chose for the project. As you will see, it was a lot of work - but it was well worth it. When I got this old Mauser, it was in horrible shape and looked like hell... and now it's one of the best-looking poppers I've ever toted afield. A rifle's stock is very important, and making this one fit well and look good made it one of the best things about this new old rifle.