Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jim Kibler

Not based on any particular original rifle the architecture is somewhat influenced by the early sliding wood box rifle Wallace attributes to Shenendoaha county Virginia. The carving is a compelation of my own ideas and details from some European examples. The rifle is 58 caliber. I didn't want to wait for a custom barrel, so I profiled the exterior of this barrel myself. It has a big breech and tapers rather quickly but doesn't have a lot of flare at the muzzel. The barrel profile helps in acheiving the stock architecture which tapers pretty strongly in both directions from the breech area. This architecture is similar to that seen on some fowlers and trade guns. The wood is a good piece that originally came from Fredie Harrison and is stained with iron nitrate.

Copy and photos supplied by Jim Kibler.

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