My Grandpa Bill had a 1902 that I got when he passed in 1980. Back then, I ran a rod and brush thru it, cleaned it up a bit by wiping some oil on it. I joined the Army, and when I came home every now and then, I clean it and a few others up, and put them back. Fast forward to now, in the process of steaming the stock I discover that there is a split in the wood that goes from the wrist all the way to the forend. It appeared that the original owner had attempted to wrap it around a tree, say, in the the '40's. (Not my Grandpa, I know for a fact.) I have uncovered the split and have removed a huge ammount of wood putty and what appears to be finishing nails used to hold the left and righ halves of the stock together. There is also holes drilled in the forend and the but where a sling attachment would be. To top it all off, someone had attempted to "checker" the wrist and forend on one side only. My questions would be; Should I remove the remainder of the putty and nails as best as I can and Gorilla glue the stock together or acquire a new stock? Say I am sucessful at getting the original stock together. Should I open up the holes or fill them in again with putty along with the checkering? Let me know your thoughts, please. Enjoy the attached pics anyway.