Oh neat! A letter gun, that's a nice surprise.
I am 99% jealous whenever I see nice ones, mine I got as a barreled receiver from Sarco...pitted about as bad as any SKS I have ever seen.
I have been searching for a letter stock for a couple years now,
That is a rather interesting stock repair, and gives a nice little pot belly swell too. Is it safe to say that it's a replacement stock? I was under the impression that the letter was stamped on originals, something likely not in the stamp set at refurb perhaps, and they usually were the darker finish.
If not, perhaps I will just stick with the nice looking but sanded enough to be noticeable at a distance side swivel stock I have on it.
Hope the incoming handguard matches nicely, that tends to be a tedious endeavor sometimes.