Just finished my kibler colonial in 58! I received it on the 23rd of October and have been racing to complete for Missouri dear season! Well I did it, thanks to everyone who recommended the 58. The balance is unbelievable! This is my first build or kit build should I say and the first time I have ever carved anything!!!! I shamelessly stole the pattern from one of kiblers own guns. Did a bunch of reading on finishes and techniques here on the forum. The stock is cherry, don’t ask why I picked that I don’t really know never used it in any project before and thought it would be fun! Barrel is oxpho blue burnished back with oooo steel wool. All other non brass metal parts are temper blued to 600 degrees. Brass was aged slightly with oxpho blue as well. Can’t wait to shoot this, and again thank you especially to Dave_person who’s long detailed posts have been a god send! I look forward to building another soon and have told my wife I want a kibler SMR for Xmas!!!!!!