Author Topic: Kibler colonial styling  (Read 1327 times)

Offline Woodland

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Kibler colonial styling
« on: October 17, 2021, 08:14:59 PM »
Hi guys, I got an email on Friday saying my colonial kit would be shipping from Kibler tomorrow.  Being a rookie, I cannot identify a region / school / style it would most appropriately fit into.  I imagine it is sort of an amalgamation of several and no one in particular, but I need an idea on which rifles to study for carving styles and finishing.  I donít t need absolute correctness as I am nowhere near that stage, but some help would be mighty appreciated!


Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Kibler colonial styling
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 08:30:16 PM »
I might be wrong and frequently am but I was thinking that it was a early Virginia  style. I'm sure Jim would be a good person to ask.  ;)   

Offline Scota4570

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Re: Kibler colonial styling
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 02:01:30 AM »
You can not go wrong by using Jim Kibler's work for inspiration.

Offline Daryl

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Re: Kibler colonial styling
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 06:30:23 AM »
Thanks for posting that, Scota4570.
Looking great, all except for the crown. I'd be smoothing that muzzle somewhat
otherwise, that rifle is perfect.


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