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Man, I wish I had a place to hunt them.  Just yesterday I said that to a friend.
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Gun Building / Re: Kibler's Longrifles Open House
« Last post by Dwshotwell on June 27, 2022, 11:55:37 PM »
Indeed it is a good father son activity. I built one with my college - age son when he was home last summer. It was enough work to keep him busy but not so much as to be overwhelming and doable over his break.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: June Postal Match
« Last post by MuskratMike on June 27, 2022, 11:39:41 PM »
Well since it is hot here in the Pacific N.W. I got up early and went to the range to shoot a final 4 targets. Midway through the second target the "wheels came off the bus" so to speak. That is why I am only posting the first and second target. Just couldn't get the barrel to stay still. Lets just say the scores of the final two were in the very low 30's. Oh well 1 out of 4 ain't bad for an old guy. Had fun and look forward to see what's in store for July.
I shot my Don Bruton late 1790's North Carolina .54 caliber rifle from a standing offhand position. .530 round ball with a .018 ticking patch lubed with a mixture of 50% T.O.T.W. mink and 50% Neatsfoot oil. I used 75 grains of Goex 3F. I scored the 1st target a 48 2X and the second one a 44 1X.
Happy shooting ya all stay cool, hydrated and well.



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Gun Building / Re: Hawken Kit
« Last post by borderdogs on June 27, 2022, 11:33:56 PM »
Look up "Hawken Shop Kit" in the search area and Bob's post on his experience with the Hawken Shop Kit will come up. His posts are not about book. He was building their kit I think that was what you were asking.
Rob
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Gun Building / Re: Kibler's Longrifles Open House
« Last post by 44-henry on June 27, 2022, 10:37:48 PM »
I brought my 16 year old son to the open house and he surprised me today when he said he would like to build one of the Southern Mountain rifle kits. As it turns out he had saved enough money from his part-time job to pay for it so we ordered the kit this afternoon. Figured he shouldn't have all the fun so I bought a second one for myself as well, should be a good father-son activity.
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Gun Building / Re: Nose Cap Help for a Kibler SMR
« Last post by Big_Rubber_Duck on June 27, 2022, 10:28:54 PM »
That is quite a good point, I don't know why I hadn't thought about asking the man himself.
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Gun Building / Re: Nose Cap Help for a Kibler SMR
« Last post by Ken G on June 27, 2022, 10:19:10 PM »
You might also check back with Jim Kibler to see if there is anyone making a nosecap that will fit or can be easily modified to fit the kit profile.

Ken
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: June Postal Match
« Last post by Daryl on June 27, 2022, 08:57:53 PM »
Super glue works fine and can be "popped" off.
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Contemporary Longrifle Collecting / Re: Builder ID
« Last post by Bob Roller on June 27, 2022, 08:36:48 PM »
It's Fleenor
For sure and I make either a lock or triggers for him.
Bob Roller
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Antique Accoutrements / Re: 18th Century Folk Art Powder Horn
« Last post by jdm on June 27, 2022, 08:25:42 PM »
Frank,  I noticed the chip carving doesn't go all the way around on the spout. I have a large 18th century horn that is the same way.  I just thought the maker didn't finish it. Now  I'm kind of wondering. Have you seen this before ? 

By the way that is a very fine horn you have.  Thank you for showing it here. Jim
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