This rifle is not yet complete but here's the first step in the transformation. It started life as a standard Scout Squad in factory walnut furniture. When I traded for the rifle, it came with a spare fiberglass stock. It required some fitting of the stock prior to remounting the receiver and fire control groups. I have a Vortex Sparc that will be mounted onto an Ultimak low rail. I may get an absolute cowitness out of that setup but expect at least a lower 1/3 (I've been unable to find anyone with this exact setup as a reference). I gave it some Krylon love and am pretty pleased with the way the paint looks. I'm adding a Riflecraft reinforced loop sling, as well. This will be an all-around utility rifle for hunting, Appleseeding, etc.
Closeup of the paint