Thanks Tahoe, the laminate ones look pretty good. The original is a blond wood but LGS said it was probably a remount because it looked to short on the barrel end. The butt was badly repaired at some point with bondo stuff and is now collected moisture and dry rotting from inside - so must be replaced to be safe.
I guess this will be a a spoterized one now. Nothing else to do but then it was only 20.00 back when my Dad bought it, so I can only improve it.