A great kit at a good price. It looks very nice when finished. Shoots good too. Take time to sand the stock well, going gradually down at least to 220-grit sandpaper. Then burnish with 0000 steel wool. Clean 'er up with a rag and mineral spirits. When dry, finish with some Early-American colored MinWax by slopping the finish all over the stock. Let stand for 15 minutes. Then wipe off with a clean rag. Repeat as desired for depth of color and shine. As for the brass parts and the iron/steel foreend tip, file off burrs, roughness, etc. Then wet-sand with 400-grit wet-or-dry sandpaper. Burnish the foreend tip and brass parts with 0000 steel wool followed by polishing with some toothpaste on a damp rag. I left the foreend tip white, although it could also be blued. The contrast of the white foreeend tip looks looks great with the blue barrel.