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Offline Timbotide

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Kibler SMR shipped Today
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:18:38 AM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.
Tim

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 10:45:17 AM »
here is one with a fancy maple stock - with browned furniture and barrel.

It is rather plain, but quite nice. Shoots nicely, too.









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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 08:11:25 PM »
Lot of great options!!! - Daryl has a fantastic  finished rifle, some others like them a little lighter.. or even much darker...





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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 09:24:52 PM »
You guys built 2 good looking rifles. That maple is hard to beat when it comes to a
Flintlock Rifle stock. Decisions Decisions.
Tim

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 09:24:38 PM »
here is one with a fancy maple stock - with browned furniture and barrel.

It is rather plain, but quite nice. Shoots nicely, too.










Wow!  That is a beauty.  One of my favorites I've seen.  Wish I had a lot more wood like that.

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 09:45:47 PM »
here is one with a fancy maple stock - with browned furniture and barrel.

It is rather plain, but quite nice. Shoots nicely, too.










Wow!  That is a beauty.  One of my favorites I've seen.  Wish I had a lot more wood like that.

Jim

Jim, You sure know how to pick out good looking wood!
Canít wait to see my rifle when it gets here.
Please tell Katherine thanks for being so nice and helpful to me.
She may be getting tired of my emails by now.

Tim
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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 03:01:38 AM »
here is one with a fancy maple stock - with browned furniture and barrel.

It is rather plain, but quite nice. Shoots nicely, too.











Daryl,
If you don't mind my asking. What steps/products did you use to finish your rifle. I have a gun kit coming and would like to know how you finished your stock , the way the grain pops out and that finish is beautiful.

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 03:54:28 AM »
I used Chambers Gun Oil over Kibler's tannic acid and blushed iron nitrate.  The surface had to be rubbed back with Scotchbrite.  I really like the results on curly maple.

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 12:56:35 AM »
Daryl,

Just to critique you a little, there is nothing PLAIN about that rifle!!  It is drop dead gorgeous!!

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 02:54:42 AM »
I used Chambers Gun Oil over Kibler's tannic acid and blushed iron nitrate.  The surface had to be rubbed back with Scotchbrite.  I really like the results on curly maple.

Thanks for the info Dave.


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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 03:26:12 AM »
Stumbler- I think Taylor, who built this rifle and finished it, use aqua-fortis, blushed with heat.  Taylor used Tung Oil, I think, for the finish. Worked out nicely.
The stock was one Jim sent him that had some problems that would not allow sale to 'just anyone', but he figured Taylor could work them out
 - he did and the problems became invisible.
Doc - by plain, I meant inlays, carving, etc. He did do a credible job on it, for an Romanian/Scot. ;D
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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 03:29:06 AM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.

 Good to hear Tim! Still waiting to hear about mine, shouldnt be too much longer now. What options did you order with yours?

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 03:42:25 AM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.

 Good to hear Tim! Still waiting to hear about mine, shouldnt be too much longer now. What options did you order with yours?

I ordered the basic kit in .45 with the extra fancy maple.
Thought about adding a simple inlay, maybe a man in the moon
Or something similar. Maybe a toe plate if I get the nerve to try it.
Tim

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 03:59:19 AM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.

 Good to hear Tim! Still waiting to hear about mine, shouldnt be too much longer now. What options did you order with yours?

I ordered the basic kit in .45 with the extra fancy maple.
Thought about adding a simple inlay, maybe a man in the moon
Or something similar. Maybe a toe plate if I get the nerve to try it.

 I went with .36 cal, extra fancy maple as well. I also am going to add a toeplate. Im on the fence about a patchbox...almost seems a shame to cover up such pretty wood...will decide later. If I do, most likely would go with a simple Bean style patchbox.

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.

 Good to hear Tim! Still waiting to hear about mine, shouldnt be too much longer now. What options did you order with yours?

I ordered the basic kit in .45 with the extra fancy maple.
Thought about adding a simple inlay, maybe a man in the moon
Or something similar. Maybe a toe plate if I get the nerve to try it.

 I went with .36 cal, extra fancy maple as well. I also am going to add a toeplate. Im on the fence about a patchbox...almost seems a shame to cover up such pretty wood...will decide later. If I do, most likely would go with a simple Bean style patchbox.

Do you plan to make your toe plate from scratch or buy one? Chances are good I will not add a patch box because it does require removing that pretty wood.
Tim

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 05:28:10 PM »
I put a toe plate on mine and was going to put a banana patch box on it but the rifle had some nice wood that I thought would look better than a patch box.




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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 05:50:02 PM »
I put a toe plate on mine and was going to put a banana patch box on it but the rifle had some nice wood that I thought would look better than a patch box.




Thatís a good looking rifle. Donít blame you for not wanting to
Cut out that pretty wood. What thickness steel did you use for the toe
Plate?
Tim

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 07:18:41 PM »
I received an Email from Ms. Katherine today letting me know My SMR kit is on its way.
I was able to get my stock in Extra Fancy maple. My plan is to use the tannic acid,iron nitrate and permalyn sealer on the maple. Still undecided on what finish for the barrel and hardware.
The blued finishes look great but so does a good browning job.

 Good to hear Tim! Still waiting to hear about mine, shouldnt be too much longer now. What options did you order with yours?

I ordered the basic kit in .45 with the extra fancy maple.
Thought about adding a simple inlay, maybe a man in the moon
Or something similar. Maybe a toe plate if I get the nerve to try it.

 I went with .36 cal, extra fancy maple as well. I also am going to add a toeplate. Im on the fence about a patchbox...almost seems a shame to cover up such pretty wood...will decide later. If I do, most likely would go with a simple Bean style patchbox.

Do you plan to make your toe plate from scratch or buy one? Chances are good I will not add a patch box because it does require removing that pretty wood.

 I have a toeplate that i ordered from TOW...not sure i care for it as it is a stamped part so the corners have a pretty heavy radius on one side. To get rid of the radius would take away about half the thickness of the part.

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 07:22:06 PM »
I put a toe plate on mine and was going to put a banana patch box on it but the rifle had some nice wood that I thought would look better than a patch box.




 We have the same train of thought there, nice looking rifle, well done!

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 08:29:11 PM »
You can cut a toe plate out your self from a piece of sheet steel. What you buy precut is going to be too big anyway. No fancy finial needed, straight across is fine. I use about 1/16" stock.
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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 09:32:30 PM »
Eric- is that walnut or cherry? Sure is a pretty colour and flame in the butt.
Daryl

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Re: Kibler SMR shipped Today
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 11:45:07 PM »
Walnut, the wood is actually a good bit darker than the sunlight and fill flash would suggest.

I bought a toeplate from Track and cut it down to fit, it does have a finial on it but I added it and the moldings for a little more bling on the rifle. I also reshaped the comb, wrist and lock panels to make everything sleeker.