I have a parts rifle built up from a very clean Chinese /26\ barreled action with short bushing barrel, S/N 111xxxxxx range. It has a NOS Russian 10 rd fixed mag, Yugo trigger group (w/ Murray hammer/sear job), Yugo bolt carrier, and Chinese paratrooper short bayonet... a real Frankenrifle... plus one more thing, a resin hand guard that's been "professionally" aspirated into a cheese-grater style and painted black.
I've been shopping for a Chinese wood stock and (my mistake) ended up with a later model (spike bayonet) commercial-looking stock off of eBay. I'm pretty sure it was for a pinned barrel and obviously (?) this rifle is not fitting. The receiver won't clear the cross bolt by about 1/16" with the front of the stock bottomed inside the barrel escutcheon, and the relief cuts on top don't extend enough forward to clear the barrel bushing shoulder.
The question: is modifying this stock simple to do or am I better off looking for one that fits a threaded barrel?