Cool, this turned out fantastic. The chrome is shiney as "all get out".
He plated all the screws, the pins, everything but the site adjuster and the sling loop (which I forgot to take him)...It's thin chrome; no grinding, or messing with it. The stock set is the same as the picture above. I stripped it, sanded it, stained it with ebony (loooked like black ink) and put about 10 coats of tung oil semi on it...I wanted more of a gray, but this turned out with an antique look...
I am a proud poppa....
be sure and check out the big pics, they give it all the justice.