"I figure with another thousand bucks worth of parts and about a hundred manhours, I should have a rifle that is worth about 350.00 dollars."
One's pride of workmanship is priceless. It's your "baby" and you'll be a proud papa.
I found a lot of parts for my TDs at www.ssfirearms.com/
I love my TD carbine for Plainsman shoots. I had the rusted, pitted, bulged barrel relined and it shoots great.
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)