Thanks mjbartn, but I really do like the safety on it now.
I've ran into a new problem; at first I thought the barrel was rusted/corroded, but I've come to believe that it is pitted. After numerous cleanings with brass brushes, patches, Ballistol, Kroil and everything in between, the "spots" inside the barrel just won't come out. So I'm looking at a severely pitted barrel on this rifle.
My next question, any way that I could do anything to improve this? I was thinking of just maybe looking into keeping the stock and getting a new rifle...I have really no idea as to what kind of rifle would fit this stock, could I keep the .30-06 bore, etc. Any guidance? Thank you.