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Offline Terry Cheek

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First Flintlock build
« on: November 24, 2021, 08:31:08 PM »
After a lot of questions, reading, and thought I have decided to make my first flintlock build a Jim Kibler Colonial. I plan on ordering the kit in late December. Having no experience with flintlocks I felt this was the wisest decision. When I get the kit and begin work I will probably have plenty of newbie questions, and I hope I can ask them here?
Terry C.

Online Daniel Coats

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 08:38:22 PM »
There's also helpful tips in the tutorial section of the forum.

Here's one of them

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=50252.0

Good luck with your build!
Dan

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Offline Frank

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 08:52:04 PM »
Jim Kibler has many videos on you tube showing how to build this kit.


Offline Terry Cheek

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 10:02:50 PM »
 ;D
I'm watching them now. Thanks for the info.
Terry C.

Offline JPK

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 10:04:03 PM »
First thing I do is draw file the barrel. Jimís video shows him doing it after inletting.
You made a good choice.
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 11:18:26 PM »
Welcome Terry and good luck with your first build/assembly. That kit is a good one.  :)

Offline mony

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 01:59:42 AM »
Second that. My first was a Kibler Southern mountain rifle. I learned a lot.

Offline Frozen Run

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 04:16:20 PM »
I would highly recommend a copy of Flintlocks A Practical Guide for their Use and Appreciation by Eric A. Bye. It'd be a good companion for your new rifle. Have fun with the build!

Offline Sc0-

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2021, 02:41:24 AM »
I have never worked on a flintlock but recently finished a Kibler Colonial .54, and just started a Kibler SMR in .45. 

Follow the many Kibler videos on both rifles, Kibler had upgraded a few things to make assembly easier and now includes a few tools. Some modifications that he does in the videos won't be needed.

Offline Daryl

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Re: First Flintlock build
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2021, 03:24:39 AM »
He works pretty slow, but that's OK.
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Daryl

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