Many many years ago I had a friend loan me his grand-dads .30-06 that was a 742. It had a cracked stock and some patina from aging..some oddball Tasco mounted on it etc...but it functioned flawless.
The next year,he thought of selling it.. I told him he should hang on to it and get the stocked replaced.He himself had just become a Grandfather.I told him it would bea cool heirloom. Well sirs...he took the rifle and got a Bell & Carlson Stock for it,had the gun refinished in a matte type finish and put a Burris optics on it. After a while he gave it to his grandson a few years ago for his 12th birthday. Now mind you...he put more into the rifle than it was worth in $$$ but the sentiment behind it was/is priceless...
PS: His grandson has taken deer with the same rifle that his great-great grand-dad has, to me that's just awesome!!
Get it fixed!