scope it or modify stock?
I bought this sporterized Model 1894 Swedish Mauser carbine in 6.5 x 55 over the weekend for $200. All matching (not that it matters) with beautifully fitted walnut Fajan stock, lyman rear sight and quality front sight. Bore is excellent.
Now the problem. The stock is meant to be used with a scope. When you shoulder the rifle and look through the peep sight, your eye naturally centers the rear sight at the bottom of the front sight. With a bit of contorting, I can center it on the bead, but that's not good.
I like the iron sights and the unobliterated markings on the receiver, which would be covered by a scope mount. I also like the stock. Obviously I can't have both. I'm good with tools and could reshape the stock so as to aesthetically shave down the comb. Or I could scope it. Any opinions?