And the thread lives! Tplane, Good advice. I'm working on a few designs right now to make this a more commercial project piece, and the thumbhole stock is in one of them, I assure you. As for the LH ejection, it doesn't hit you when you work the action, so you're fine. Also, I had some problems with cheap Remington birdshot sticking occasionally in the left handed gun. That was mainly to do with the "newness" of the gun. A case or two later and it's smoothed up nicely.