Here it is with the newly shortened barrel (20") after I put it all together. This is on a Savage 'Lady Hunter' short action that has a slimmer wrist in the stock, shorter length of pull and high comb. I played with a couple of different scopes and mounts, but I think I like the Leupold backcountry 1 piece ringmounts the best so far in this application. .The weight comes out to 8.3 pounds with the scope and all, so hopefully it's a nice balance of reasonable weight and recoil attenuation for the wife.
I don't know where you're located, but I'd be happy to let you try out my Krieghoff. I'm located in West Tennessee and the local gun club has a skeet layout and is located not far from my farm. We're about five miles from the Kentucky state line and about 100 miles west of Nashville.
I just joined today, I live in Louisiana. I joined mostly because of all of the 35 Whelen discussion as I am now very interested In the 35 Whelen. I have an 1885 Highwall that J.E.S.S. rebored to 35 Whelen