Purchased a type 3 MX-8 with custom wood about 4-5 years ago. Gun shoots well but type 3 forend suffered stress cracking twice and needed repaired and refinished. Purchased type 4 Iron on TS and sent to Giacomo for type change. Not something I would want just anyone to do. Came back today and and I cannot describe the quality other than it looks and fits like a new gun. Well worth the wait. Thanks Dan, Doug and all the crew at Giacomo.