Phil Brunkhost of Sioux City IA refinished the stock & forearm. Phil had a MX 10 that that I admired it had the dark wood too. He offered to refinish my gun for his winter project; I accepted his offer and have received lots of complements on the color and finish of the stock. Phil retired from stock refinishing a few years ago.
The rounded edges on the alum butt plate is classy... But I would have to grow about a foot to see over the top of that rib. Heh-heh.
You know, I am a big fan of Allem releases. I do have experience with those and I find them to be consistent over a long period of shooting and in numerous guns. Precision is another that a guy cannot go wrong on. I hsot my best with a Bowen back in 89 and Doug Huppart des those now. YOu can usually quicken a release up a bit with some really light slippery grease. or some such similar oil.