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SOLD .40 cal Flintlock SMR/Kibler

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For sale is this newly built Kibler Southern Mountain Long Rifle. Asking price is reduced to $1500. (final reduction) . I will split shipping cost. (Lower 48 only).
Included are a Range Rod with ball puller and cleaning jag (8/32) as well as about eighty-five .395 Horandy round balls.
The stock is really beautifully figured Northern Cherry, which I embellished with some incised carving behind the cheek piece, as well as inlaying a steel Hunter's Star and toe plate. I also added a steel Rupp style steel patch box (Slap closed type, no locking/release mechanism). Although this style of rifle historically did not utilize this PA style patch box, I loved the look of it on this Longrifle and think it really adds a beautiful uniqueness to the piece.
I fired flintlock today for the first time and am very surprised with the speed of the lock. I was shooting off-hand at 27 yards and did pretty good without even sighting it in.
Attached are some photos and a quick video showing the first shot of the rifle. It was born here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and carries that spirit inside her I think.
I will be happy to share other photos upon request.
Thanks for looking,
Bob Gerard
 

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Bill Poole

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I've been wanting something like that.

why are you selling if its newly built?
what is the metal finish on the barrel? looks like "pitting" on the side of the barrel near the muzzle
on the stock, are the dark regions the color of the wood? or did you add that chemical Kibler talks about to give it an "aged" look? bone black he calls it I think.
what is on the other tip of the ramrod/wiping stick? a threaded ferrule for attachments? or is it plain? or you mentioned "range rod" that's where the jag goes?

thanks

Poole
 

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I've been wanting something like that.

why are you selling if its newly built?
what is the metal finish on the barrel? looks like "pitting" on the side of the barrel near the muzzle
on the stock, are the dark regions the color of the wood? or did you add that chemical Kibler talks about to give it an "aged" look? bone black he calls it I think.
what is on the other tip of the ramrod/wiping stick? a threaded ferrule for attachments? or is it plain? or you mentioned "range rod" that's where the jag goes?

thanks

Poole
Hi Poole,
I am selling this because I enjoy building them! I have built and sold a Colonial LR earlier and wanted to do a SMR next. (My primary work is a Mountain Dulcimer/musical instrument builder).
The barrel has been cold-browned and allowed to pitt some, and I then carded it back to get an aged look. The wood is figured Cherry which I dyed to get that deep reddish-brown color. You can see the variations of graining and tones within the wood. This is lovely character of the wood, much nicer than standard "clear" Cherry I think.
Regarding the ramrod/wiping stick, the end you see has a spiral-carved groove which I added for grip. It has a steel, threaded ferrule (pinned and epoxied as well) on the other end on the ramrod, which the jags can thread into. However, I suggest using the steel Range Rod instead, which I am also including to use for ramming and swabbing the barrel, as well as for doing any ball-extraction. The Range Rod is the one Kibler sells.
Thanks for looking and for the good questions.
~Bob
 
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