I need some information about slightly reshaping the stock on my new Marlin 336W. I love the gun as it is, but I would love it even more if both the the stock and the fore-end were a bit slimmer. I have absolutely no experience in this type of work, but from looking at the wood it seems to me that I could just sand the wood down to the desired thickness and refinish it. I would like for the fore-end to be trimmer and about even with the bottom of the receiver instead of bulging out below it, kind of like it is on Marlin's cowboy rifles, and I want to reduce the circumference of the pistol grip area of the stock a bit for more comfort. I realize that I would be sanding off the checkering but I don't mind that. Mainly, I just don't want to ruin the stock because I'm not that dissatisfied with it as it is. Does anyone with experience in this sort of thing have any advice or suggestions? Thanks.