Well I am starting out on my .38-55 quest. Ordered an octagon barrel and a straight grip trigger plate from Numrich last thursday. The basis for this will be a Wards model 740, that was in less than great shape. Looking for a source for a period style bead front and buckhorn or semi buckhorn rear, any recomendations? Probably going with a Treebone stock set w/cressent butt plate. Hope to have some pictures up in a couple of months!