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Alabama Hog Rifle
« on: September 22, 2022, 09:09:01 PM »
I decided to make a separate post from the "Engraved Patch Box" post to show the completed rifle. So here it is!

This rifle started as one of Jim Kibler's SMR kits and I want to say thankyou to Jim for producing such a fine canvas to work with. I sent Jim a nice piece of Freddy Harrison's Stump cut quarter sawn wood to make this kit out of. I then decided to add a nose cap, toe plate, coin silver side plate and a coin silver inlay behind the cheek piece. As I looked at the project as it progressed I decided to add a patch box and a entry pipe. For the pipe design I used mu Jonathan Gross rifle for the design. This entry pipe is made up of 3 separate pieces as was the original. I then decided to style the patch box on the great David Kennedy rifle that is in Bill Ivey's great book. Now this is not your everyday Tennessee iron mounted rifle, it has silver inlays and engraving. I did not make an exact copy but used this rifle as an example to go by. I then use the pin wheel inlay design from an original southern rifle that I got from Wayne Elliot. So this little rifle is a conglomerate of ideas that I got from these 3 rifles.

Here are a few pictures of the David Kennedy rifle that is in Bill Ivey's book.

 






Here is a picture of the Jonathan Gross rifle entry pipe,



Here is the pin wheel inlay from the Wayne Elliot rifle.



Here is my completed rifle that I am going to call a Alabama Hog Rifle since it design was inspired by David Kennedy. The Kennedy family moved to Alabama and set a gun making factory near Florence Al. So the Iron mounted rifle in Bill's book could have Alabama roots.  ;D This rifle is 45 cal and I will be listing it in the for sale forum if anyone is interested. It wound make a dandy deer rifle.



































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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 09:16:40 PM »
 WOW! What Workmanship.

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 09:58:55 PM »
Great work Jim...!

Bob
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 10:26:58 PM »
Thatís a beauty. Never would of known it started out as a Kibler.

Bob

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2022, 11:17:37 PM »
I like it Jim
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2022, 11:27:02 PM »
Hey Jim, nice work.  I must say that in each instance where you used a design feature from an original, you inproved on the original.  You brought a level of sophistication to these elements and then wove them together in a pleasing way---and that is coming from a Yankee.   
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2022, 11:36:51 PM »
Thats one pretty pig gun. Very nice in all respects.

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2022, 01:35:51 AM »
  Well done Jim...! Someone will be really proud to have this gun....!!

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2022, 02:25:24 AM »
Wonderful rifle!!  Different elements integrated to create a piece that looks like they originally were one.  Not to mention the outstanding craftsmanship and execution.  Well done!

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2022, 03:09:31 AM »
That certainly is a pretty gun. Always good to see your work Mr. Parker.
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2022, 03:35:37 AM »
Nice Jim, really like the pin wheel. What thickness is the patch box and pin wheel ? Did you roll those hinges yourself? Did you soften the iron first?          Steve

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2022, 05:23:31 AM »
StevebV the patch box is 18 gage cold rolled sheet steel. I forget the gage of the silver but itís about 16 to 18 thousands thick. I did bend the hinges and you can bend the cold roll sheet steel without heating it. I made a YouTube video on how I make my hinges out of cold roll sheet steel. Search for making a Charlie Bean patch box by Calvary Longrifles.

Thanks for all of the kind comments.

Jim
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2022, 05:38:38 AM »
Amazing work. 

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2022, 06:45:10 AM »
That looks spectacular!

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2022, 06:52:34 AM »
 ;D ;D.. scraped and dark stained stock, too,... !!! ... By Golly, Mr. Parker,...  you even out-did  yourself on this'un,... !!! ... I like her,... regards,... CCF

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2022, 10:28:05 AM »
Amazing gun it is for sure
Wow thanks for sharing Hawkeye

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2022, 01:39:45 PM »
What's not to like about this hog rifle? Wonderful!

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2022, 02:52:55 PM »
You turned what is now a common rifle into a unique artistic piece. Beautiful work.
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2022, 04:41:42 PM »
Exceptional work, as always, Jim.
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2022, 05:02:02 PM »
Really nice rifle brother Jim. Very believable. Just shows what a lot of talent and artistic ability can do with a Kibler rifle.

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2022, 07:44:51 PM »
Cool beans man 8)
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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2022, 10:11:00 PM »
StevebV the patch box is 18 gage cold rolled sheet steel. I forget the gage of the silver but itís about 16 to 18 thousands thick. I did bend the hinges and you can bend the cold roll sheet steel without heating it. I made a YouTube video on how I make my hinges out of cold roll sheet steel. Search for making a Charlie Bean patch box by Calvary Longrifles.

Thanks for all of the kind comments.

Jim

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2022, 11:14:19 PM »
Thanks Tim, I didn't know how show the link.
Jim Parker

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2022, 03:48:45 AM »
Great looking rifle Jim.

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Re: Alabama Hog Rifle
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2022, 05:03:56 AM »
Beautiful! I love it