I’m thinking of getting one of the Isaac Haines flintlock kits from track of the wolf. You have a choice of either a swamped Colerain or Rice barrel.I have both and I think you would be good with either one. as Loggy said, the radius rifling is the way to go. and as BB said, the finish on the Rice is nicer, but the Colerain isn't really a problem to smooth out. Actually, Douglas is my favorite barrel but they are few and far between! what you building?
Looks good to me. Hey all those doo dads on a rifle stock are for people to ogle over. A deer ain't gonna know its been shot with a plain Jane rifle. IMO plain Janes represent the colonial frontiersmen and hunters more than those fancy wall hangars. We all like to look at those fancy guns but who would really want to take one out hunting, not me........I'd be too afraid it would get scratched.Haines rifles are very nice looking. I just completed a Leman build. I'm not skillful at all in the carving area so the plain jane Leman fit the bill.