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Offline Doc

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Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:46:52 AM »
A heart felt thanks to Jim and his "how to" videos.   Here is my humble submission of his Colonial rifle kit.   It is bone stock 50 cal,  extra fancy maple,  round bottom rifling.  Finished with aquafortis, wipe on poly (i know), and wax.   Plan on this being my deer rifle.









Metal is finished with the brass patina solution.  Sorry for the picture quality,  but was so excited to be done,  i wanted to post them tonight!!  No smoke yet.

Such as she is!!

Doc

Offline ltdann

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 03:50:30 AM »
Looks great!  how many hours did it take you?
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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 03:58:48 AM »
My guess would be 28-30.  Did it over 3 months,  but probably have 15-16 2-3 hr evenings.

Doc

Offline flinchrocket

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 04:46:52 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
Now that's a really nice rifle!

Offline stubshaft

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 07:30:55 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 09:05:15 AM »
Looks beautiful!
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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »
That's a very lovely rifle!  The beauty of Jim's kits is first:  all of the correct architecture is there - you end up with a credible rifle without study or personal skill.  Second:  the fitting is so close it's difficult to make a mistake, and Third:  the components right down to the choice of wood are top shelf so you end up with a valuable, HC, and accurate rifle.
Nicely done, and thanks for showing us.
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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 10:46:35 PM »
Great job!  The rifle is beautiful.
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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 04:59:51 AM »
Great job the pride you will have toting that in the woods will be only seconded when you harvest a deer with it.. Good luck to you

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 12:42:04 AM »
Of course I heard it here, but one of my constant montra's while building is "Don't make a 500 dollar rifle out of a 1,000 dollar kit!!!
Thanks everyone!!

Doc

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 09:08:05 PM »
Very nice. What treatment did you do on the metal?

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 09:10:45 PM »
Jim sells a brass patina solution.  Just did about 3 treatments with that.  Wipe on, let sit about 20 minutes in our VERY humid conditions, and then lightly rub with scotch brite pad (X3).  Then a few coats of paste wax. 

Doc

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 06:25:34 AM »
You’ve done a nice job a nice job on your finish. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 06:38:28 AM »
Those Kibler kits can look great plain or fancy. Nice looking rifle there.

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2018, 01:39:33 AM »
Great job....  sweet looking rifle.  Be proud.....
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Another colonial rifle just finished!!
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2018, 02:43:48 AM »
Excellent hunting and playing rifle and nicely finished, Doc.
Daryl

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