Several months ago I purchased one of Jim Kibler's excellent Colonial Rifle kits. I wanted to use it as a "canvas" and add some carving and engraving. The carving I decided to emulate and modify was from one of the beautiful rifles Jim had made a while back. I then added some engraving I thought appropriate. The rifle is .50 caliber. The wood is finished with gum turpentine thinned Southerland & Wells Polymerized Tung oil and the barrel is finished by partially browning and then scrubbing with a brass darkening solution.
Copy and photography supplied by David Crisalli.