Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricochet Great value, fun project
You can get good results as a first time builder and superb results if you have a general knowledge of wood and metal working. The amount of time, effort and quality you put toward this kit will be directly reflected in the final product. The kit lends itself nicely to cosmetic personalization, but bear in mind that it is not a ready to assemble and shoot kit, nor should it be. You will have to sand, file, stain, blue, grind and bend parts to make them work. I am extremely happy with my outcome and receive many compliments at the range, though I built it as a shooter not a wall-hanger. It shoots extremely well, 3-5” groups at a 100m once sighted in.
You will need to budget for additional items like bluing and stock finishing items, sandpaper, steel wool, polishing compound etc. The tools I would not do any build without are my chisel/carving set, file set and Dremel. Nice to have tools are, detail sander, drill press, buffer and punch kit. I use all Birchwood Casey products for the metal and wood parts and they yielded outstanding results as always. Bottom line; take your time and your efforts will directly be reflected by the result.
I’m currently shooting it with:
.490 round ball
.015 lubed patch
#11 percussion cap
April 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Murphree Fun Rifle
I found the kit to be fun to build and shoot parts fit together great and shoots smooth
January 22, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by cissell not upto basspro standards
no instructions .2 screws to long. sights don't fit barrel groves
January 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmetzger Good gun for the price
Bought this a few weeks ago, and it took me 3 or 4 nights to assemble. This is a nice project that will produce a good-looking gun (if you take your time and don't rush it). Just shot it last weekend, and it was dead-on at about 40 yards. This was the first gun kit that I've assembled, and I think its a great gun for the money.
November 10, 2009