I recently had the stock of a Smith & Wesson Gold Elite (a 20 ga. S x S) bent by Mike Orlen so that it now has a quarter inch of cast on. The gun was NIB. It left the factory was a quarter inch of cast off, for righties. From other threads in this forum, I know that the search for left-handed, or at least neutral, stocks on production guns is a constant issue. For me, this was the solution.
Here are the details.
Orlen is active on this website. He's the moderator of the gunsmithing forum, and offers a discount to forum members. The cost of having the stock bent was $95, plus shipping (both ways, of course), so my all in cost was just under $150.
I had no problem mailing the gun from my local post office or getting it back via UPS. Orlen is an FFL and a firearms repair business and apparently as the owner of a long gun I can use the U.S. mail to ship it for repair or modification. I have heard that some local postal personnel are unaware of that and can be troublesome. That wasn't my experience.
The work was professional, with a quick turnaround (about ten days, all in, including transportation from the West Coast to Massachusetts, and back). Our communication was completely satisfactory.
After bending, the stock did not require refinishing. As far as I can tell, the bending process had absolutely no effect on the factory 'satin' finish.
In short, I'm very happy with the work, the service and the cost and anyone who shoots off his left shoulder and has a gun worth putting a $150 into should seriously consider having the stock bent. It certainly solved my problem.