No, no, you don't understand. This was deliberate. 7 to 8 pounds of lead melted and poured as a butt cap. Stupid Bubba attempt. Stock and forend on the way from Rick in Tennessee. I'll post pictures when repaired. Also got a Lyman Peep sight coming. I do love 30-30's. This is gonna be a good'un.It grieves my heart to see a quality rifle in that condition. Glad that you got ahold of it and will bring it back to it's original glory. Any idea of how it got that way?? Looks like it sat to long in the corner of a basement with 2" of sewer water.
From his work looks like he was an Old Cast Iron Pipe Plumber (and not a good one ) ........ They used a lot of lead.Bubba was so proud of his new recoil reducer that he signed it. It amazes me how some peoples minds work. I probably would have removed the butt plate, drilled a few large holes and fill them with lead.