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They are serious when they say quick ship! I ordered a rifled 58 cal Kibler colonial quick ship kit Saturday evening and got my tracking number Monday during lunch. That's faster than most of my trips to the hardware store. Been looking forward to picking one up for a while! Will post pics as I work it.
 
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They are serious when they say quick ship! I ordered a rifled 58 cal Kibler colonial quick ship kit Saturday evening and got my tracking number Monday during lunch. That's faster than most of my trips to the hardware store. Been looking forward to picking one up for a while! Will post pics as I work it.
I got my Kibler SMR quick ship last week in 40 cal. I haven't felt good health-wise for a few days but hope to get it done in the next few weeks. I was able to almost finish the inletting for the barrel and altered the shipping box so I can keep it stored in between working on it. I hinged the box lid and cut out the spots where the stock sit so it would fit with the barrel.
 
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I got my Kibler SMR quick ship last week in 40 cal. I haven't felt good health-wise for a few days but hope to get it done in the next few weeks. I was able to almost finish the inletting for the barrel and altered the shipping box so I can keep it stored in between working on it. I hinged the box lid and cut out the spots where the stock sit so it would fit with the barrel.
I was thinking to do the same to the box. Feel better soon, you have a gun to build!
 

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They are serious when they say quick ship! I ordered a rifled 58 cal Kibler colonial quick ship kit Saturday evening and got my tracking number Monday during lunch. That's faster than most of my trips to the hardware store. Been looking forward to picking one up for a while! Will post pics as I work it.
That’s Great, congrats!
 
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Assembly is moving along swimmingly, but I hit a snag. My rear lock screw seems misaligned to the pre-tapped hole. Everything is nicely inletted and flush, and the screw isn't binding on stock or metal. Screw made a slight indent forward and up of the existing hole. Wondering if this can be re-tapped or reamed.
 

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Has anybody over here in Europe ever managed to obtain a Kibler kit? Asking for a friend. ;)
 
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Man, I wish they were quick! I ordered mine on the 14th, and still haven't heard anything! And in .45, which said it didn't have a wait like .40.

I know Jim's been working hard fine tuning the Woodsrunner, but I want my birthday present!
 
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Love the idea of hinging the box! Maybe even sand stain and finish! Get better soon :)
Black eagle…
I had the same issue, without the barrel, lock and side plate fit perfectly, with barrel in place, it became a no go! I took a small rat tail file to the hole in the tang, mine needed a bit removed from the bottom side of the hole in the tang. Success!
 
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P.S. Lorie at Kibler promised 2 to 3 months, but shipped in one, very cool, but what is “Quick ship”?
They occasionally have kits that are ready to ship within a weeks time. Sometimes it's because of a stock blemish which they discount, or a stock that's above standard grade pricing that has a slight price increase.

To me a kit is a kit so I decided to give one a new home :cool:. Thanks for the tip on the tang hole. Jim had the same suggestion once I make certain the barrel is seated. It looks so to me but I have plenty of time to double check my work.
 
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Trapper Scott…
Love the idea of hinging the box! Maybe even sand stain and finish! Get better soon :)
Black eagle…
I had the same issue, without the barrel, lock and side plate fit perfectly, with barrel in place, it became a no go! I took a small rat tail file to the hole in the tang, mine needed a bit removed from the bottom side of the hole in the tang. Success!
I have the SMR kit and the single lock hole wouldn't line up perfectly, so I ran the tap through from the lock side to see how bad it was off. Turns out it wasn't off very much at all and the tap straightened it out in quick order without damaging the wood.
 

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