Thanks everybody for the nice comments. Couldn't have pulled it off without the ENABLERS!!
On a side note, if I threw this up on GB as an "official Naval rifle" 1)how many slams, and 2)how much $$$, do you think it would bring.
(Not that I'm selling it, because my daughter already claimed it in her inheritance.) Maybe that's why she was so willing to give up the pouch; she knew she'd get it back.