thank you all for the helpful info. I would be completely lost without you guys.
I've decided I want to keep the rifle and take the time to get it right. I can live with some blueing blemishes. We can just chalk it off to "character".
I need to purchase some roundballs. Midway has 490 and 495 diameter but I'm not sure which I need to order. I have the .010 patch material already.