Make sure you post some pics of the final product.
Will do. But there will be a slight delay.
Although I could get the gun disassembled on my own and the wood refinished, I could not get the barrel lock/nut assembly back on
The whole gun has been sent to my favorite FFL/Gunsmith who will give the action a well deserved cleaning (maybe the first in 78 years) and assemble the barrel lock/nut properly.