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Gunsmithing, Gunmaking & Firearm Assemblies / Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Last post by doc nock on October 20, 2018, 12:09:58 PM »
I know you'll post up a good "follow along" series,, not that it will do us club-footed types much good, but it's great to live vicariously through other's talent!  ??? ;D
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Gunsmithing, Gunmaking & Firearm Assemblies / Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on October 20, 2018, 09:27:49 AM »
i've been intrigued with jim's kits for the last few years and was contemplating getting the southern mountain rifle kit, when i heard talk of him adding in the colonial rifle kit.  and so, i've had a .54 kit on order that will sport an extra fancy maple stock and radius groove rifling.  katherine sez it should be ready to ship once the brass castings arrive back from the foundry at the end of this month.  so the build should start somewhere in november.  looking forward to it and i'll add to this thread a pictorial of the process. 
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Firearms / Re: Christian Springs Edward Marshall rifle
« Last post by doc nock on October 20, 2018, 07:42:17 AM »
Such intricacy... And in wood to wood fittings...

My oh my... :) :thumbs:
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Firearms / Re: Christian Springs Edward Marshall rifle
« Last post by Mike Yancey on October 19, 2018, 07:54:31 PM »


Working on the patchbox now.



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The Campfire / Re: Ain't that just the way !
« Last post by doc nock on October 19, 2018, 12:11:34 PM »
3 weeks into archery deer here ( Pa.) And nothing is close enough for my recurve, this week is early antlerless muzzleloader so now that I'm carrying the flinter all I see is horns and some are close..... hence the subject line. Tis great to be in the woods, finally got a cold snap. Hope y'all are having good times.

Tis they way, for sure...I remember it well living/hunting/growing up in PA... :)

Guess the moral of the story is NEVER give up the bow? (at least not in the bow season regardless of the power brokers making a new season ostensibly to cut back on the doe herd!

But I find the lure of the flint to be such I'll even go out in this adoptive area where I see NO deer or NO Deer sign on the WMA I'm allowed to hunt!
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The Campfire / Ain't that just the way !
« Last post by Jjohnson on October 19, 2018, 10:21:12 AM »
3 weeks into archery deer here ( Pa.) And nothing is close enough for my recurve, this week is early antlerless muzzleloader so now that I'm carrying the flinter all I see is horns and some are close..... hence the subject line. Tis great to be in the woods, finally got a cold snap. Hope y'all are having good times.
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Events / Re: Missouri fur company
« Last post by doc nock on October 18, 2018, 09:00:04 AM »
I see you did post it up on our forum!  Cool...

Very neat tribute to the times gone by... and right before our mid terms!  Excellent...

Tip of the hat, without the "e", that seems to pervade today's stuff!

Have a great time for the rest of us not so lucky! :)
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Events / Missouri fur company
« Last post by goingoldskool on October 17, 2018, 09:07:36 PM »
Waco, Missouri is having the Missouri Fur Company  pre 1840 mountain man rendezvous this weekend. .... it will be my first one and plan on taking my GPR flintlock in .54 cal and my TC Renegade  cap lock in .50 cal.  I will also be packing my throwing hatchet.  Although I haven't thrown one in quite awhile. .. we'll  be sleeping in my buddy's teepee. .. again, a first for me!!!!

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Hunting / Re: First whitetail with a smokepole
« Last post by dhaverstick on October 16, 2018, 08:34:09 AM »
It's a great feeling, ain't it? Congratulations!

Darren
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Hunting / Re: First whitetail with a smokepole
« Last post by goingoldskool on October 13, 2018, 06:46:31 PM »
Looks like it works just fine!

God bless,

Rodd
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