I am interested in shortening my wood stock on the mini 14. I like a shorter stock for several reasons. Before I cut my woodstock I would like to hear from people on things to consider. I have search, but found very little information on the pros-cons of a shorter stock. Does it change the functionality of the iron sights if I have a shorter stock? Anybody ever put a M16 butt plate on a mini 14 to add storage to the rifle? Refinishing or manufacutures who have tung oil style military looking stocks? Any custom stocks that resembel m1 carbine?