Monday, October 1, 2012

Jim Kibler

 Photographed at the 2012 Lake Cumberland Show by Jan Riser.


  1. Extraordinary contemporary work by a great contemporary builder, inspired by an extraordinary original. This piece shows mastery off just about every skill a contemporary builder would want to aspire to learn and master. Just a really impressive piece and one of those "landmark" contemporary builds that I suspect will be known and talked about for years to come.


  2. Probably the best example of a high end 18th century English piece made in recent times.
    Faithful to the original inspiration yet exhibiting a well rounded study and internally sound knowledge of the best examples of the period. All this is crowned with the individuality that sets it apart as a Kibler gun.


  3. Jim's work on this piece is just extraordinary. As are Jan's pictures. It they really capture this gun. I hope Jim decides to build a companion rifle to this piece