I saw the article and took some notes, I'd be really interested to know where the ribs came from and how to contact the vendor. My project guns is similar to yours. I bought it at last year's southern in Sanford. I spent way too much on it for what it turned out to be, the bottom rib was loose, the stock has about the correct dimensions, but is possibly the ugliest piece of wood I have ever seen on a gun. Fortunately Jerry Edwards had the gun in his shop for repair at some point and was able to help with the mechanical problems the gun had. The original forearm had a chip knocked out of it at the receiver end. I have fixed the mechanical problems, including the loose rib, now it's time to work on the wood. I have fitted a semi beavertail forend to the iron and it works well for me. The stock is proving to be more difficult, Macon Gunstocks claims they can make a monte carlo stock for a regular frame, but they don't have any photos to look at. I need to end up with about LOP 14 1/2" DAC 1 1/2" parallel all the way back. As ugly as the stock is it shoots fairly well, it maybe easiest just to have it duplicated and go from there.