not to be a party poop, but that wood looks awful nice and new to be on a 1913 field gun? could it have been, perhaps, maybe restocked?
It looks good because I cleaned the stock and applied several coats of oil. I don't think it's been restocked. I've got a GH and it has very good wood as well.
Otherwise, who would restock a VL? And why not replace the forend? The bores are good, and the blue is pretty good as well. It's a pre-WW I gun, back when wood was easy to come by, not being used up by the War. I don't think it was used much, carried some.