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Kibler SMR at TN Show
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:56:45 PM »
The Tennessee Kentucky Rifle show is this weekend and I hope yíall will be there.

I put together one of Jimís SMR kits and will have it at the show. This is the first one of Jimís kits I have built. I have had a couple of students put them together in my rifle building classes. I had been very impressed with the quality of these and decided I would do one.

The kit I received was a 40 caliber and in a beautiful piece of curly Walnut. I decided to do a few modifications to the kit. The kit is great as it comes and makes a great rifle but the wood was so nice I decided to make a few changes. I added a nose cap, entry pipe, toe plate, patch box and did some file work on the butt plate.

I have attached a few pictures of this build but under the shop lights the photos do not show the figure in the stock very well. Stop by if you come to the show and tell me what you think of the rifle.
















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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 03:02:40 PM »
He is Risen !! love the medallion,bro. Appropriate for this Easter Season. Great looking rifle. Blessings to you and yours, Dave F 8) 8)

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 03:50:56 PM »

oooooooooohhhhhhh.    Nice.   ;D

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 04:09:14 PM »
 8) 8) 8).... Jim,... only thing you should have done differently is forged a Gross style trigger-guard,.... still,... she's a nice one,.... !!! ... see you in Knoxville, regards ,... CCF,...

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 10:23:51 PM »
Very, very good work.
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 12:33:05 AM »
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 01:22:57 AM »
Really Nice! Like it a lot Jim!

Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 06:22:30 AM »
Nice work Jim. I enjoyed putting together the Kinler kit we did for the 2018 CLF auction. They are great kits
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 06:14:28 PM »
Fantastic as usual Jim.  I too love the medallion.  Its meaning and the craftsmanship. Most excellent.  I like the deep finish too.  Wish I was there to see it.  God Bless,   Marc 

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 06:20:19 PM »
Quite dark, certainly well make.

Nicely filed muzzle too, by the looks of it.
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 08:09:08 PM »
Love the custom touches you made to the gun, much less "cookie cutter" than I am accustomed to seeing.

Well done.


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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 08:59:29 PM »
Great job on the rifle Jim! The medallion is perfect.
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 12:08:44 AM »
I seen it at the sho Jim... I was a nice one, all the extra touches on it really set it apart.. And O that tomahawk....nice..
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 09:39:00 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I enjoyed this build and Jim has done a great job supplying a quality product. I may do another one in maple just to see how it goes. The Tennessee show was great as usual. A big thanks to Randal, Linda and Miss Boo for all their hard work. Looking forward to next year already.
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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 10:55:31 PM »
  Cades and I were lucky to have our table next to Jim's. Course the flip side to that was we had a front row seat to admire Jim's very fine guns.
  I could have sold hat gun ten times or more. That was how much interest there was...!  Nice work Jim but the pics don't really do it justice..

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Re: Kibler SMR at TN Show
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 02:33:31 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I enjoyed this build and Jim has done a great job supplying a quality product. I may do another one in maple just to see how it goes. The Tennessee show was great as usual. A big thanks to Randal, Linda and Miss Boo for all their hard work. Looking forward to next year already.

Yes, having been a part of putting on a longrifle show I can attest to the large amount of work that gas to be done in advance of the actual show itself. My hat is off to all that took part in making the Knooxville TN show a success.
Dennis
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