So, I picked up a Marlin/Glenfield Model 25, mostly for my 10-year-old. I have to admit that part of it as about me, too. I had one when I was younger, and it's a great plinker that also shoots shorts if you want. It's a bolt-action, detachable magazine so it's a good platform for him to learn a typical hunting-type set up as well (he's interested in hunting). The problem is that I've got more gun stock than I've got boy. I'm thinking about cutting the stock down, but there are a couple problems with that. When he grows older or if he loses interest, new replacement laminate stocks are about $100 and it seems a bit extreme to put a $100 stock on a $100 dollar gun. I haven't seen any used stocks around on the usual places. Plus, if I cut it down, the buttplate'll be useless, though I can probably throw on a cheap aftermarket pad or something. I'm about 75% resigned to just cutting it down and replacing either the stock or getting another plinker for myself at a later date, but a small selfish part of me doesn't want to, I think because I have memories from years ago about this particular model. Thoughts? Recommendations?