Sell it ... lots of us are looking for Ruger No1s and No.3s. I like to buy them for wildcatting projects. If the price were right, I'd certainly consider it, but I'd need to know more about it. I'm not a big fan of "tropicals", just the "normal fore-end" types for me.
Don't mess it up more. If you want a front-end loaded ... make one or buy one, but don't mess up the Ruger.