The Rifle Shoppe Kits are advanced kits, you’ll need to have proper chisels, punches, files, taps and threads. You’ll also need to understand measuring for cross pinning operations, in all there’s 12-14 pinning operations on the Bress Stock. same thing with the TRACK `Kit. I’m working on parts for a 1756 pattern currently, I’m working on the Brass parts now, sanding and filing down. Gona cut the underlugs next month, I’ve been wrecked with sinus headaches and the flu, need a clear head for cutting small spots. You can find a Pedersoli Brown Bess new for around 900-1200, check Dixie Gun Works. Mirukos are often listed in gun broker around September for the fall re-enactments and hunting seasons. Most folks who shoot with them tend to prefer the miruko’s, the lock is much better and the barrel is lighter.