.54 Colonial in Cherry off the bench

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I finished this Kibler Colonial rifle today. It is .54 caliber with a rich Cherry stock. I inlet a tow plate, hunter's star and a brass patch box similar to several pre-Rev styles in Track of the Wolf. I aged the barrel and darkened parts of the stock to give it an aged look.
This gun balances so well and will be a fun one to shoot. I hope to sight this in soon and bring it on a hunt in October!
Very nice job! That's pretty much the way I would do another one myself.....already got one in .54.:thumb:
 

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I finished this Kibler Colonial rifle today. It is .54 caliber with a rich Cherry stock. I inlet a tow plate, hunter's star and a brass patch box similar to several pre-Rev styles in Track of the Wolf. I aged the barrel and darkened parts of the stock to give it an aged look.
This gun balances so well and will be a fun one to shoot. I hope to sight this in soon and bring it on a hunt in October!
Thassa mighty nice rifle gun there Pathfinder! The lines, finish, carving are simple AND elegant. Outstanding!
 

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Outstanding! What did you use to age the barrel and lock? I really like the finish. I'm working on a full stock Hawken in .62 cal with L&R Hawken lock and would like the finish to be like that.
Great finish on the stock also. Back in the 80's I saw a few Cherry Stocks on long rifles that came out of Missouri. The same guy had some very nice fish scale curly Ash and I got a good stock blank from him.

Ethan. are you kin to the Yazel's that built muzzleloading pistols? I had Harold Yazel build a set of .45 Cal Target pistols, Perc & Flint from a Bill Large XXX barrel I had laying around. They are still shooters and that was in the 80's.
Mike
 

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Outstanding! What did you use to age the barrel and lock? I really like the finish. I'm working on a full stock Hawken in .62 cal with L&R Hawken lock and would like the finish to be like that.
Great finish on the stock also. Back in the 80's I saw a few Cherry Stocks on long rifles that came out of Missouri. The same guy had some very nice fish scale curly Ash and I got a good stock blank from him.

Ethan. are you kin to the Yazel's that built muzzleloading pistols? I had Harold Yazel build a set of .45 Cal Target pistols, Perc & Flint from a Bill Large XXX barrel I had laying around. They are still shooters and that was in the 80's.
Mike
Glad you like it Mike. The barrel is heavily rust- browned and then I used a rust remover, which left the nice pitting, the lock was buffed and then lightly cold browned. The barrel was a lot of work and I am looking for other methods to use to get a grey color with a nice age look.
 

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