Re: building longrifles
Unless you're talking bout a lyman or TC kit there's a lot more to it. All castings have to be drilled, lock plate and trigger plate drilled and tapped, barrel dovetailed for lugs and sights, barrel and ramrod pipes have to be drilled and pinned. If the OP has read Chuck's book he know what he's getting into. All it takes is patience, lot of it. Just the hours spent sanding the brass castings is trying.
But well worth it!!!!!