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Offline DrLaw45

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2021, 09:34:58 PM »
Wow, so sorry this happened to you. I just finished a SMR from Jim Kibler. I am not the hottest gunsmith out there (just a lawyer, not a gunsmith) and of the minor problems I had with the kit, either Jim answered my questions or I got it done after some thinking. I really think this is a great rifle kit for the beginner or the expert.


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Offline Kmcmichael

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2021, 11:21:07 PM »



Mine was good. I made some mistakes but they were not debilitating.

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2021, 05:04:57 PM »
Hey Ya'll,

Thanks again for all the kind words and encouragement. I was really looking forward to having a complete rifle and it was incredibly disappointing to pay someone that amount of money and not get at least a working firearm.

Sorry for the lack of replies. My family is going through an extremely difficult time, so much so I moved back to Kentucky to help my parents out. Between the move and the family issues I put rectifying the wrongs of the builder on the back burner. If anyone is in the Ohio/Kentucky/WVa/VA/NC area that would be willing to help out in getting this rifle in working order, please let me know. I would be happy to drive 3-4hrs each way from Lexington, KY to have the rifle worked on. If not, I would be willing to sell it.

Thanks again for all the generosity and kindness. Great community here, I'd love to be a part of it with a working rifle!

All the best,
Sam

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2021, 05:11:10 PM »
Check your personal message
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2021, 09:25:54 PM »
There is really no reason whey you would not be able to take the triggers and trigger guard out and not be able to get them back in.  He may be trying to hide more damage by telling you that.  I would be suspicious of any advice from him.  Kibler kits are not at al difficult to put together.  As mentioned above I would contact Kibler to see if he will sell you another stock, that crack will just keep going.  He can also furnish you with another screw for the lock. 

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2021, 09:35:43 PM »
Im certain that your rifle can be made right. If youre in central Kentucky drop me a personal message. Id be happy to assess your situation and probably make it right.
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2021, 10:33:18 PM »
Wayoutwest, I suggest you contact Stoner.  He knows his way around these things and hell treat you right.

And hes right in your backyard.

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2021, 11:55:28 AM »
It is worth going to see Wayne (Stoner Creek). Hes an experienced builder. A man could do a whole lot worse than having Wayne for a friend too. Hes a great guy.  I am sorry to hear about your family problems.  God bless, Marc

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2021, 06:25:04 AM »
The cream is rising to the top  ;)

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #59 on: October 20, 2021, 06:42:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies ya'll. in contact with Wayne. Hopefully I'll close out this thread soon with a video of me actually shooting the darn thing.

Cheers,
Sam

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2021, 07:05:34 PM »
Im certain that your rifle can be made right. If youre in central Kentucky drop me a personal message. Id be happy to assess your situation and probably make it right.

This is the answer you seek.......plus you'll probably learn a thing or three!!!!
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2021, 01:13:27 AM »
Let us know how things turn out.  New guy here myself and I'm learning as I read.
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #62 on: December 08, 2021, 04:09:09 AM »
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at Waynes shop today. Im no builder so all of the issues seemed insurmountable but In a blink of an eye he managed to take my Kibler SMR from wall-hanger to working rifle. Im incredibly excited to finally get it out to the range but just wanted to take a quick moment to thank Wayne. A consummate Kentucky gentleman and gracious host  I cant thank him enough. I owe him way more than the bottle of bourbon I brought!


And thanks to everyone for their suggestions and words of encouragement. Great community here. Im looking forward to meeting some of yall at the Friendship shoots and longrifle shows.

Cheers and Merry Christmas from Kentucky.



Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2021, 04:36:00 AM »
Wow that looks like my old Lincoln Ark Welder!  ;D

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2021, 04:38:47 AM »
That's good to hear/see. Glad you got it fixed. We knew Wayne could set it straight PDQ.   
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« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2021, 04:41:54 AM »
And to top it off, we had a great visit! I needed a day like today.
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2021, 04:42:52 AM »
Glad to hear it.

Not surprised,
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2021, 07:38:39 PM »
All's well that ends well.  Gotta love a happy ending!
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« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2021, 09:12:23 PM »
All's well that ends well.  Gotta love a happy ending!

Ditto!
You're THE man, Wayne. Bravo!
Daryl

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« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2021, 09:15:54 PM »
All's well that ends well.  Gotta love a happy ending!

Ditto!
You're THE man, Wayne. Bravo!
Im just trying to be a good little boy! Ya know Santa is just around the corner!!
..and Im expecting something from the North Pole (Alaska) very soon!!!!!
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« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2021, 09:54:26 PM »
Who was that big man on the white horse? He saved the day!
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2021, 02:01:58 AM »
@Stoner creek: For the technical curious ones on here, what was the issues with the trigger and trigger guard?
Was it "assembled" wrong or was the inletting just too tight and it binded up the trigger pin in the trigger plate or?



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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2021, 02:44:07 AM »
@Stoner creek: For the technical curious ones on here, what was the issues with the trigger and trigger guard?
Was it "assembled" wrong or was the inletting just too tight and it binded up the trigger pin in the trigger plate or?
Good question! In a nutshell, the set trigger was inlet and positioned too close to the sear. Actually the front knife of the trigger was making contact with the sear. My solution was a quick trip to the belt sander to remove (no more than 1/16) of front knife. This method works well when youre dealing with hardened trigger knives. You just need to tread lightly.
 This is a situation that I encounter on a regular basis building guns. I like the rifle to be what I call fast in the belly, meaning that theres not a lot of space between the bottom of the stock and the bottom of the lock plate.
 On this particular gun all that I did was take the lock out and then test the trigger to see if it was functioning properly, which it did.
 Im not sure if the person who assembled the kit inlet the trigger deeper than it was when the kit was shipped but it has been my experience with helping teach the kit class with Brooks that the trigger comes inlet perfectly.
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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2021, 03:24:28 AM »
TKS for the explanation, Wayne.
Daryl

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Re: Finished Kibler SMR with issues
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2021, 04:48:53 AM »
Good on you Stoner. Ya might of saved another BP addict. Now i'm wondering what the Santa from Alaska has coming your way!