Here are some before pictures. It's hard to see in the pics but the stock has waaaay to much lacquer on it. It has almost filled in all of the checkering. There is a crack on both sides of the forearm as well. These will be filled at the very end with color match wax. The plan is basically the same as the gold hunter. Strip and refinish the stock, cerakote the receiver satin aluminum, the barrel midnight blue and fill the engravings with gold. I will also splurge for a gold plated trigger to replace the stock one on the A5 (not just a gold colored trigger like the gold hunter). I will also be using water based aniline dye on the wood for this one and using a technique I read about using armor all and Casey's tru oil together on the stock. This is a 1951 A5. It will be a privilege to restore her and I cannot wait to see the end result. I really am tickled to death to have this gun in my collection. I have always wanted one. Stay tuned. Stripping starts tonight. Same soy based stripper as before. Blame any misspellings and or grammatical errors on the ridiculously small keypad on my phone. Friggin tappatalk my butt.