i have built kits before- some of which required up to 400 man hours to complete. i finished this kit in just 10 hours. the inletting of the wood was superb- best i have seen. the italian walnut was so ptetty, i decided not to stain, but used steel wool and tung oil instead. came out beautiful! had a little difficulty in that trigger guard was too long by 1/4 inch and had to elongate tang screw hole a little, but overall kit came out very nice. good value for the money. note that frizzen material is such that setting the flint is tough.