I am thinking of ordering one of the ATI stocks. I have an Israeli K-98 It is one of the re-barreled and refinished Nazi mausers. I want to make a scout rifle out of it and was thinking about using the ATI stock. I was wondering have any of you bought one and left the hand guard/scope rail off. I don't care much for the look of it. I think it would look like the Steyr scout stock with out the top. What do you think? I know a 24-25 inch barrel means it isn't a true scout but I don't want to ruin any collectible value this rifle may have.