J. G. Terry said:I can't address the Italian or India made flintlocks. The experience with Italian made cap lock guns has been spotty on the best day. Got two 1853 Enfield copies from a large large mail order company. Of these guns one was usable and the other was junk. The third was a second hand two band rifle musket that was acceptable. Point being that not all Italian cap lock repros are good grade firearms. Make sure of what you are getting.
What is acceptable and what is not acceptable is in the eye of the beholder. There are some things mentioned here that I would never accept. I don't buy a gun so I can tear it down, re build it, then tell everyone on the internet how great I think it is.