Probably the wrong place to ask this, but here goes. I have wanted a smoothbore flint lock for quite awhile and have narrowed it down to a couple. http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/MDBF.shtml This one is a double barrel, which would be nice, but it is imported from India. I dont want a wall hanger; I want something I can hunt birds with. http://sittingfoxmuzzleloaders.com/Virginia Smooth Rifle.htm This is another option. I like the kit form. More work, but not anything I cant do with a little patience. http://sittingfoxmuzzleloaders.com/Penn Dutch Barn Gun.htm Another kit, a little cheaper, and a little plainer. I kind of like the theme of this little firearm. http://sittingfoxmuzzleloaders.com/Appalachian Barn Gun.htm Im kind of leaning toward this one. A little less expensive and a little more work. Also somewhat plainer. I think this would be a good walkabout gun. Kind of like my 12ga survivor. So, what says the hive? Pursue this, or come back to modern times? It will be awhile before I have any spare cash, but it will give me something to build next winter after I graduate.