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. believe the frizzen should be softer to spark better.