Come on, guys. There are a gadzillion of those "sporterized" L-E's out there. They make cheap but reliable and powerful hunting rifles. Period. To attempt to "restore" one is plain silly, no matter how good it might make you feel, and buying one for that purpose is a waste of money. There is little point in doing a restoration that will never be really "correct", while spending twice or three times what the gun would ever be worth in doing so.
There are plenty of un-Bubba'd L-E rifles if one wants one in something approximating original condition. Trying to restore a junker is pointless.