Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Colonial Rifle 58 Caliber in Walnut by Jim Kibler

Here's a rifle we just recently finished. It's made from one of our Colonial Rifle kits. The wood is a nice piece of figured walnut and it has a .58 caliber barrel.

I built this in a fairly workmanlike manner. The carving was done with a V-tool rather than being stabbed in. This was a first for me and it was fun. The results are somewhat different and I like them.

As can be seen, this rifle was aged pretty heavily (by our standards). Katherine and I worked together on this process and it worked out really well. This is moving into a little different direction than we've gone before and it's been fun!

Besides the carving, engraving and finishing, this rifle is exactly as we supply our Colonial kits. No stock / hardware re-shaping or modification at all.

We've included quite a number of photos here and some are somewhat unusual shots. Hope you enjoy these. Click, of course, to see them at higher resolution. Sorry if there are too many. It was hard to choose... If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you!

All the best,
Jim and Katherine

 Copy and photos from Jim Kibler's Facebook.

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