I bought this kit just before hunting season last year and took my time in a hurry if you know what I mean putting it together. I did check the barrel last year and I don’t know how I missed this. I always turn out work to the absolute best of my ability. I am a VERY picky gunsmith and if it doesn’t suit me I’ll keep doing something till it does no matter how long it takes or the cost. I take my work VERY personally and demand the very best. This oversight disgusts me and I’m ashamed that I let this slip. As you can see from the pics below not only do I have a sizable gap between the barrel and wood on the bottom side but I also have a gap between the rear breech face and wood as well. Plus it appears the tang itself isn’t inletted down far enough to meet the wood on its bottom surface near the breech face. So I have 3 points of no contact except for the underside of the tang itself. Pretty much a worst case senerio. I have gotten a few suggestions already such as using wood verniers to fill the gap between the barrel and stock. What about between the back of the breech and wood? This is a finished percussion rifle, so the least intrusive fix is what I’m after. This rifle will absolutely not shoot with any accuracy or consistency at all. I checked everything, tried everything else and this seems the be the problem. I had a suspicion that it was something to do with the bedding since there was absolutely no shot to shot consistency whatsoever. I should’ve checked it sooner but my own stubbornness led me to believe I did it right the first time. I will never make that assumption again. However, another couple issues I will run into if I choose to inlet everything, will be the bolster will make contact with the lock. The 2 pins toward the forward portion of the barrel may need to be replaced and re-drilled. On top of that the tang will sit approx 3/16 below the finished wood which would be unsightly in my own opinion.