I ordered a Navy Arms zouave in 1969 and paid, IIRC, around $60. It was stocked in "generic hardwood" and looked pretty good. It shot okay and got shot a lot but hit really high at 50 yards. I kept it for a few years and enjoyed it immensely and later traded it. Then 15 or 16 years ago I ordered a Euroarms US M1841 in .54 from Jarnigans (sp). Now this rifle was beautiful had a real walnut stock and was so precisely fitted it looked almost hand built. I got it for over 40% less than DGW wanted, a fantastic deal. It also shot high but I easily fixed that. Accuracy is astonishing with 5 shot groups averaging about 1" at 60 yards with a 230 grain patched lead ball. It also killed deer in the fall. I hope you enjoy your zouave as much as I enjoyed mine.