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Offline Rwnblack

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Kibler 58 Colonial
« on: January 20, 2022, 05:49:09 AM »
I just finished a 58 Kibler Colonial with extra fancy maple.  I am really going to enjoy shooting this.  Top quality components all around.  I used aquafortis on the stock but it is darker than I hoped but still very nice.  I am going to let the brass tarnish naturally so the whole gun has antique appearance. It is -30 outside so I will have to wait a bit to shoot it.















Offline Rwnblack

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
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Offline doulos

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 06:13:05 AM »
Im not a builder or an expert. But I like the color. Its really nice looking.

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 06:23:24 AM »
I like a darker stock....I don't like the ones that are So dark that 3/4 of the curl is covered up.
      Your wood curl is still Very pronounced, I would be thrilled with that rifle. Congratulations and Enjoy! :)

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 08:09:33 AM »
I'm another one who likes the color and the way it turned out. Good job.

Offline Daryl

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 08:19:51 AM »
I like the colour too, well done. ;D
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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2022, 09:06:49 AM »
Very nice, looks great, not all gaudy looking. Nice classic.

Dave

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2022, 09:21:04 AM »
I am in agreement, the color is really nice! Beautiful work! And what’s wrong with shooting a flintlock at -30?
I hunt in those temps quite often.  ;D

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2022, 03:47:06 PM »
 How did you get that flat on the Brass?

   Thanks, Tim C.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 09:00:57 PM by Tim Crosby »

Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2022, 07:39:59 PM »
Color looks good to me.  Even better if it was a little darker.  Great job!

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2022, 07:59:11 PM »
Turned out nice.  Good job finishing.

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2022, 08:53:54 PM »
That's some nice clean work!

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Offline Rwnblack

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 04:15:09 AM »
Thank you for the compliments.  I was tempted to carve it but decided to let the classic lines and nice wood speak for itself.

To give that brass that finish, I polished to 400 grit with emery cloth but then rubbed it with 800 grit.  That took the shine off and gave it a nice soft finish.  I will rub some black powder residue so it tarnishes the brass but I like the current finish too.
 

Offline duca

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2022, 06:19:53 AM »
Well done!! Love the color also. Now get bundled up and shoot that baby

Anthony
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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2022, 06:35:57 AM »
Can you share the rifles weight and where is the balance point is located.

If I was just getting into black powder for hunting......this would be my entry rifle in 58 cal.

You could have put shoe polish on it and it still would be very nice.

Just use it........ patina happens..

Great quality in components.

I'm in the wait to shoot crowd....take your time and enjoy the moment....... frost bite hurts.

besides you'll wanna experiment with lube-patch and ball size not to mention which powder.

The barrel may need some shooting to settle in.

a low profile small tang peep will really bring out the long sight radius.

Enjoy ,,and congrats....
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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2022, 06:02:37 PM »
It's 8.6 lbs and the balance point is perfect.  When I hold it my forward most finger is about 2” behind the entry pipe.  I may make a peep sight for it but thought I would try these first. The rear sight may be far enough ahead I can still see it reasonably well.  On most other guns I have to use peep sights.

Here are pics of the sight I made for my Kibler SMR and it works great.







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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2022, 01:44:24 AM »
I took it to the range today, really nice rifle. I think I will make a peep sight for it similar to the one on my SMR.  Surprisingly little recoil for a 58.

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2022, 04:56:09 AM »
I added a lollipop tang sight and took the rifle to the range.  It shoots very nicely.  Here are 6 shots at 50 yards.










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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2022, 05:52:52 AM »
What load did you use? Looks promising  :)

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2022, 06:59:17 AM »
Just 70 gr of ffg goex, 575 ball, 0.013” patch.  I amazed at how easy this barrel is to clean at the end of the day.

Offline Daniel Coats

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2022, 07:02:02 AM »
Can't argue with success like that!  :) :)
Dan

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2022, 04:36:55 PM »
very nice!

Offline KC

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Re: Kibler 58 Colonial
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2022, 07:25:00 PM »
That looks like pretty darn good shooting to me.
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