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Zutt-man

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Day 6

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Applied two coats of poly. Not sure if it’ll be enough right now to achieve my look. I wanted a pretty durable finish over the permalyn and wanted a little gloss as well. I also applied a little bone black. Oiled and waxed brass parts, barrel and lock. I finished up by attaching the ram rod pipes. Not sure if I’ll have the look I’m wanting yet or not. Will take a look at things when I get home from a deer hunt. Might apply another coat of poly this evening yet, then reevaluate in the morning. Hopefully done tomorrow evening.
 

Travis186

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Loving how your build is going. I built my Kibler this week in about 2 or 3 days, but I didn't do any carving on the stock or metal engraving... I'm not that skilled. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
 

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Day 7

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I didn’t care for the look I had achieved with the poly urethane, so I sanded off the two layers I applied and started from scratch. Got a rag and applied two coats of wipe on poly and this was the ticket. Once it dried, I reassembled the whole gun and gave it one more wax wipe down. I wanted to go for a bit of a worn look and I think accomplished this. I’m a happy guy for a first build.
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Gorgeous tiger strips and killer piece of wood. You nailed it on the color, antique, and aging! Looks so authentic and you definitely did a fine job. Congratulations!!!
 

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For what it's worth, I built one like yours and my skills at carving are limited? I suggest you keep the carving to a small amount or limited. My rifle came out ok but there are times when I look at it that I feel I could have done better in that department!
I did keep my carving limited, but couldn’t resist the urge to do just a little.
 
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Well done and don't knock yourself about the carvings. Straight lines are easy put to do perfect circles is almost impossible and I found out the hard way too. Most carvings were crude in the 1700 hundreds anyway and I feel our attempts fit in with the times. I'd like to see the steel browning your doing and do you put this on the brass components?............Labrat
I second that about the circles!
 

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Laurel Mountain cold brown is really great. Follow the instructions carefully and you will love the results. I have done 9 guns with it. All are very nice. Polecat
 

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