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Posted: 10/13/2018 9:39:09 PM EST
A heart felt thanks to Jim Kibler and his Colonial rifle "how to" videos. Here is my humble submission of his Colonial rifle kit. It is bone stock 50 cal, extra fancy maple, round bottom rifling. Finished with aquafortis, wipe on poly (i know), and wax. Plan on this being my deer rifle.









Woah, those are big pictures!!!

Metal is finished with the brass patina solution. Sorry for the picture quality, but was so excited to be done, i wanted to post them tonight!! No smoke yet.

Such as she is!!

Doc
Link Posted: 10/14/2018 7:36:09 AM EST
A fine looking Thunder Stick.
Link Posted: 10/15/2018 2:14:23 PM EST
Nicely done
Link Posted: 10/16/2018 10:20:39 PM EST
Beautiful looking rifle
Link Posted: 10/17/2018 3:38:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2018 4:09:18 PM EST by minion42]
Very nice! You can be proud of that one!

Do you think the extra fancy/curly maple was worth the $$?

I like the metal treatment; seems to be a nice balance bewteen the rusted/pitted look and "armory bright."

Nice work!

ETA: @DocGP you should share these pics on the American Longrifles forum.
Link Posted: 10/17/2018 4:38:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By minion42:
Very nice! You can be proud of that one!

Do you think the extra fancy/curly maple was worth the $$?

I like the metal treatment; seems to be a nice balance bewteen the rusted/pitted look and "armory bright."

Nice work!

ETA: @DocGP you should share these pics on the American Longrifles forum.
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Minion,

that's one of my favorite hangouts. Have them over there!

Thanks
Doc
Link Posted: 10/17/2018 9:27:10 PM EST
Damn that's fine!
Link Posted: 10/21/2018 8:50:31 PM EST
Beautiful rifle!
Link Posted: 10/22/2018 5:17:17 PM EST
Minion,

Sorry, missed first question. Yes to me, the extra money was well spent. I personally really enjoy the highly figured wood, but that is a question everyone will have to answer for themselves. Very pleased with what jim provided.

Doc
Link Posted: 11/2/2018 6:24:56 AM EST
Very Nice!
Money on the wood was well spent.
Link Posted: 11/2/2018 1:06:46 PM EST
That's one gorgeous rifle, and that curly maple stock, awesome!
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