I've never attempted to build a rifle. I've tinkered with gunsmithing a little mostly involving the Colt SAA. I guess the point I'm attempting to make is that all these imported rifles have much lower values compared to the military bring backs and anything that Mitchell does that may not be correct at this point doesn't really effect the value in the end any way. That small importers stamp on the barrel brings down value, but a good gun is still a good gun and becomes affordable for more people. What's important is that the price is reasonable for a gun that should work well and look real good. I know of no other place where one like these can be obtained.