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Author Topic: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit  (Read 2349 times)

Online 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. 

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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

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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! !!

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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.

Offline 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?
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Online 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!

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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?

Online 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?

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
Everything I have seen and read about the Kibler kits suggest a major revolution in the quality of the kits available.  I have this overwhelming urge to order a kit but as reasonable as pricing is I don't have the loose cash on hand. I'm strongly tempted to sell off some guns to make it happen.


Please go heavy on the details and photos.  Looking forward to following this.
Mike Lee

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 08:14:18 AM »
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Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 04:26:28 PM »
oh me oh my.  stupid is as stupid does.

opening the box, yes, clearly it's an SMR and not a colonial rifle.

what happens when two folks get to prove their humanity?  as in "to err is human".

you get a comedy of errors, that's what.

the .54 REAL colonial rifle due to arrive in awhile.

good grief, charlie brown!  ???

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 08:09:52 PM »
So your gonna have an auction for a SMR ,think that could be a money maker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ed
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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 09:08:59 PM »
So your gonna have an auction for a SMR ,think that could be a money maker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ed

Rob will be by to comment, but I think when someone screws up an order on that magnitude, you get a return label and what you ordered

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 10:10:23 PM »
No doubt but like he said the 58 is incoming and I know there"s quite a waiting list for what he got !!