Gorgeous wood on that shotgun! The other ones look great too.Horrible is in the eye of the beholder as guns are generally not something many want to see fiddled with by just anyone, unlike cars. I personally cannot think of anything I made worse or even devalued other than a 10-22 stock I blinged up on request for another, then he wasn't able to keep it. Most were preferring the new plastic stocks anyway so no harm no foul there.
On the other side of the coin; Among many other things over the last six decades, I've reconstituted two rusted shotguns now, (12ga & 410)that still work great, one had no stock.
After finding no sample or drawing, and after several years, designed, and finally produced a working multiple use main spring for a 25 acp arista auto pocket pistol that I acquired without a spring to copy.
Made new firing pins from drill bits for two simple old 22 single shot rifles.
Got an old trench gun back to working condition for my daughter.
Straightened a bent frame, and made a new spring, then reblued an old Stevens 22 single shot pistol.
Filed from a saw blade an extractor for another 22 single shot rifle that had an unavailable broken one.
And even though it took two different ejectors, and a ton of fitting filing and refitting, I finally got a 1911 that was severally denting the brass on ejecting to not dent the can and even got it to throw it where I wanted.
But all in all, I don't recall ever screwing up a gun.
My opine is if you enjoy such things, follow @ilikegunspdx advice; find stuff of "little monetary value" do your best and you will learn and better yourself and abilities exponentially over time. (and maybe even surprise yourself)
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Speaking of ruger 10/22s, ruger used to paint the aluminum receivers with a grey paint to "match" the stainless barrels (probably still do?). If you remove the paint and polish the receivers/bolt/etc they look a lot better imo. Here is one I did with the original birch stock refinished to a more blond color and receiver/bolt polished.