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  1. winter1857

    Flints

    Second this. Good people.
  2. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    Sunday I was working a bit on my rifle and I made a blunder. Lock bite is real. The flint got me right in the web of my palm. It's healing up fine but the shame still stings mightily. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
  3. winter1857

    New Flint Wallet and Ball Bag

    I just got a new flint wallet and ball bag from Cory Joe Stewart at Long Branch Longrifles to go with the powder horn I got from him a while back. Great stuff. Putting all of this together for my .36 Kibler SMR that I'm working on (slowly).
  4. winter1857

    The personal billy

    Are these pics from Goose Bay? I have one of their Corn Boilers from 15-20 years ago. I love it. It's well made and just a very neat object. It's one of my very favorite pieces of kit.
  5. winter1857

    Cossack Rifle by Steve Krolick

    Very nice. Is it meant to be fired from the shoulder or is the butt tucked under the armpit?
  6. winter1857

    FOR SALE Traditions Crockett .32

    My thoughts exactly.
  7. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    My kit showed up Monday. I had an appendectomy/hernia repair operation last Thursday so I've not been able to do much until yesterday and today. Still moving slow. Started on the dry fit. Everything is pretty good. I struggled with the butt plate last evening until I got exasperated and went to...
  8. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    A beautiful long wooden crate showed up just a bit ago. The cherry is beautiful and much more figured than I expected. I'm very pleased. I'll work on it slowly over the coming weeks. I've waited for this for over two years. I'm a happy gent. I'm going to go with no stain, just Tried and True...
  9. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    There are worse problems to have!
  10. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    I received an email from Lori today. My kit has shipped. I'm excited to begin on this.
  11. winter1857

    CLOSED Beeswax Candles

    Try Lehman's in Ohio. Great people that have been around forever. https://www.lehmans.com/
  12. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    About $36, I think. It's pricey but it's quality stuff and 5 lbs will last me a long time. I'll be happy to have it.
  13. winter1857

    Made the Kibler Leap

    I received an email and a call just now from Pauline at Maine Powder House. She's received her shipment of black powder and my 5 pounds of Swiss 3F should be shipped within two weeks. Great news.
  14. winter1857

    Jim Kibler got it to me quickly

    I remember reading years ago that the Boys Militia of Williamsburg carried blue painted muskets. I've seen photos of them somewhere as well.
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