My daughter-in-law said our pastor looks like Jerry Garcia. Probably dresses like him too.
The way people dressed in Paris really impressed me.
I'm sure there are areas of Paris that would fail to impress.
Things certainly have changed in the last 20 years in the USA concerning formal and business atire.
Growing up, ALL men wore at least a coat an tie in church; women always wore conservative dresses. Now I'm seeing some churches posting signs at entrances to the sanctuary, defining IN PICTURES what is acceptable.
Funerals used to be conservative. Now I'm seeing men wearing their Sunday-best pocket-tees and jeans to pay their respects; some of the dresses that young women wear to services and graveside look more like they're prepped for an evening job on a street corner.
I'm seeing male high school graduates wearing shorts and sandals as they walk across the podium to accept that diploma; relatives flew in from all over the country to watch them look like buffoons.
I'm sure I'm not much better at times, but I do my damndest to at least dress "business casual" for more formal occasions; a long-sleeved dress shirt with khakis, and maybe a tie.
Also Don are you telling me this thing is a deathtrap?
The plan was to finish what bubba started. A decent stock,drill and tap for a scope and a duracoat job. Probably only ever shoot cast bullets out of it.
Couldn't you use a 93-96 stock? You'd be removing wood, not having to fill (except for the internal locking-lug area; expoxy would fix that).
Look at what you'd need to remove from the receiver to make it work as a repeater (specifically at the bottom guide-rib as it glides through the lower locking-lug raceway). Even if you could modify the magazine, or install a replacement single-column magazine, you're removing a good amount of meat to allow the 405 cartridge to rise. What would the lower locking lug/guide be supported by?
Looking at it, I wouldn't attempt to feed a cartridge with a outside neck diameter wider than that raceway.