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Author Topic: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit  (Read 366 times)

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« 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. 

Online doc nock

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #1 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

Online goingoldskool

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 06:01:31 PM »
One more thing to look forward to! !!

Offline Roughneck

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 08:00:09 AM »
Jim's kits are very nice.  I have a southern mountain rifle in 45 and am pondering buying a colonial kit in 58 caliber.  they are extremely high quality for sure.  good luck with the project.

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 07:24:17 AM »
Rob,

Have you got your kit yet?
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 07:24:52 AM by Mike Yancey »

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 07:47:48 AM »
nothing yet, but soon enuf this month!

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 08:10:41 PM »
You going to carve it?

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 05:13:02 AM »
You going to carve it?

you mean "scratch it up on purpose"?  hah, no way.   8) 

heck, i'm no carver, though my dad was just superb at highly detailed wood carving.   

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 09:11:21 AM »
You going to carve it?

you mean "scratch it up on purpose"?  hah, no way.   8) 

heck, i'm no carver, though my dad was just superb at highly detailed wood carving.

LOL...I was waiting to see how Rob would answer that after reading he ordered the extra fancy maple stock wood! :)

Apple fell far from the tree and then rolled a ways when it comes to wood carving, eh, Rob?