Speaking of gunsmithing, I finally found a fix to the problem I was having with the Horrible Frankenshotgun. You see, because it’s a cobbled together monstrosity, the pin for the stock never quite fit right, and would drop out or worse, cut my hand when shooting. A .22 LR case wasn’t long enough or wide enough to get the job done, and a .25 ACP case was too wide. Then other day at the range, I was shooting some .22 Magnum, and I picked up one of the empties and had a gunsmith epiphany right there on the spot.
Once I got home, I took an empty .22 Mag casing, and dropped it in the pin hole for the stock. It didn’t quite go all the way in, but a couple of taps with a mallet drove it in for a perfectly snug fit. Now the stock doesn’t move around, and I don’t have to worry about the pin cutting my hand or falling out.