JB. l believe a BDL-VLS with ebony end cap and forend is going to be hard to find.
Only the first 2 yrs of VLS stocks had the black plastic forend/grip caps. 95-96 l think.
Pistol grip was checkered too. 97 VLS stocks had no black accents. They were simply VLS guns. ln 2000 the checkering on the pistol grip went away.