If you don't like the A-bolt's finish have it refinished...
Labor isn't cheap but I bet that if you are trying to replace the shiney poly coated wood stock. I remember asking a Custom Gunsmith about it, I was looking at a Browning BAR. He said that he could boil off the old poly finish and refinish it with a rubbed oil finish. It was a lot of work, but he did alot of it for users that don't like the plastic poly coatings Browning likes to spray on.
I had a M70 Featherweight with a laminated wood stock that I liked alot until my Son claimed it. It is very durable and doesn't show scratches. I think it is a nice alternative to fibreglass ones. Some of them sound tinny and look/feel like they are made of plastic.
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