I did a little trading with my next door neighbor & wound up with a NIB Pedersoli Rolling Block action & Green Mountain tapered octagon .45 barrel blank. Since I already had a Siamese Mauser 45/70 & lots of brass; caliber was a no brainer.
I went to work fitting the barrel to the action, chambering the barrel, fitting the lockwork, & polishing the barrel; quite a few hours of careful work. After expending all that time, I couldn't put just any old wood on it & splurged on fiddleback walnut from Treebone Carving. Had to go with real "Quigley"-type sights & spent more $ I didn't really have to spare on some nice target sights.
My main interest has been to build a nice deer rifle so I bought the Lyman mould for the "Gould" 350gr HP & worked up a load of 75gr SWISS FFFg with a veggie wad & SPG lube on the soft bullet which does about 1700 fps. It all came together in November '10 & I put one thru the boiler room on a 6-point.
I learned two things: my bullets were a bit too soft & didn't exit (Though they hit like Thor's hammer) & I can't see target sights worth a crap in the woods anymore.
I added a bit of wheelweight alloy to my bullets & put a 3x Leatherwood Malcolm scope on the rifle & all is well.
My bullets exit on broadside shots now with obvious expansion. After the big'un in the pic, I took a button buck with the same load & setup. 3 for 3 & none went more than a few steps.