- Jan 1, 2019
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- Dark Side of the Moon
Think about the work it would take to design and perfect a new lock. The fowler could use the Colonial/ Woodsrunner English flintlock. So could a trade gun for that matter, but a pistol or Lancaster, etc. could not.Last I heard he had a smoothbore/Fowler and a Woodsrunner next up.
The Woodsrunner was quicker to get to market so they released that first.
I’m assuming the smoothbore/Fowler will be next when interest in the 3 available kits wanes. All other builds are way down the road.
That’s my story until I hear different from Ohio.
However I love the speculation and I’m sure they use this forum as a sounding board-
I can predict that NW trade guns are hot now but their bubble won’t last. And Hawkens, they’re SO Yesteryear.
A pistol is a Great idea, and I’ll bet they’ve got a pile of firewood/seconds for stocks.
And a left- handed Anything would be Fantastic- I’m righty but I’d love a lefty rifle. I’ve no idea if they can recoup the cost of tooling up for that.
So if you people would please buy up everything Kiblers’ selling now the sooner I get my smoothbore.
Thank you ;-)
Some random left-handed comments.My grandmother would smack my hand if I picked anything up with my left hand. Drove her nuts that my father married a left handed woman.
Back in topic: I can’t imagine tooling up for lefty rifles would be cost effective. Even the big manufacturers don’t build many lefty’s.
-Red, flinches when he sees something picked up in a left hand.
He , in my confused opinion, needs to offer a plain Jane, reasonable priced single barrel percussion shotgun.
Damn it, man! I can no longer play my guitar!Hey Red, how about when you pick up your guitar? I grab my guitar by the neck with my left hand all the time.
Kibler could use the already designed lock he has. Think about this: the Ketland lock is CNC machined. Some of the simplest computer imaging programs out there allow you to mirror images, flip them upside down, back’ards and forwards, etc etc. All that needs doing is reversing the imaging on the files, load ‘em into the CNC machine and cut all the parts bassackwards. Easy peasy: Left handed flintlock.Think about the work it would take to design and perfect a new lock. The fowler could use the Colonial/ Woodsrunner English flintlock. So could a trade gun for that matter, but a pistol or Lancaster, etc. could not.
A Fowler is a smoothbore, just as a Trade Gun (at least the majority) are smoothbores. There are French, English, Belgium, and American Fowlers. And French, English, and Belgium Trade Guns. Fit, finish, and styling are the difference.Ok so I’m a rookie at all of this so could someone please explain what the difference between a Fowler and a smooth bore is?