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Exclamation Kibler Colonial Kit

Has anyone built the Kibler Colonial ?
What was your thoughts on this kit?
How difficult was it? ,I have done factory kits
I see there is a 3 month wait on it.
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I think that is about as simple of a kit you are going to find in a quality gun. The only other option would be to go with it in the white. Keep us updated.
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nice looking kit. you could try linseed oil it also.
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There is a lot of feedback on the americanlongrifle.org website. They stocks are CNC machined. The reviews are great.
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I think the Kibler kits are exceptional, and would make a top quality rifle. And, I'm glad they are only made right handed!

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I think the Kibler kits are exceptional, and would make a top quality rifle. And, I'm glad they are only made right handed!
Now Berks.....one can never have too many smokers even you seasoned lefty shooters !! 😀Kidding aside sure looks like a nice kit!!

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These are top notch "kits". Very little fitting/ finishing required. You won't be disappointed. I WISH THEY MADE A LEFTY!
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Loggy, I think my wife would react unfavorably if I were to bring the makings of another flintlock in the house. I do drool a bit when I look over a Kibler kit advertisement. However,one of these would compliment your PA Mountain Rifle extremely well, and it would be a fine way for you to add another hobby.

My son, Ken, remembers you telling him on our wild boar hunt about hobbies. It was something about two hobbies need to be your limit at any one time if you intend to give them your full attention and enjoyment. It remains a wise bit of advice.

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I bought one of the firsts.

Kibler has since refined them even more which is incredible.


At this point, if you open a jar of finish and put it on the box and toss it down a flight of steps, it'll be put together and finished at the bottom.



No joke...it's very user friendly. Before his latest refinements, I had like 4 hours TOPS to a functional rifle. That was taking my time. Barrel was draw filed and liner installed in that time...I didn't clean up the brass or lock..just what needed done to properly finish inletting. Most parts, once cleaned up, fit perfectly.


They also now ship with his new lock....


I have it as well....it's incredible. I can't wait to put it in a rifle. It's extremely smooth. Sparks like a champ. Crazy well balanced..doesn't jar abruptly and seems like flint life will be excellent.


The finished rifle is very refined. Enough wood to carve and finish but nothing extra. Mine is in 58cal. Nice and balanced. Seems to point and handle well. The architecture and lines are great. Very nice looking and feeling rifle.


I need to clean up the brass and carve and finish mine soon...she needs to go-to someone that will enjoy her.
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Loggy, I think my wife would react unfavorably if I were to bring the makings of another flintlock in the house. I do drool a bit when I look over a Kibler kit advertisement. However,one of these would compliment your PA Mountain Rifle extremely well, and it would be a fine way for you to add another hobby.

My son, Ken, remembers you telling him on our wild boar hunt about hobbies. It was something about two hobbies need to be your limit at any one time if you intend to give them your full attention and enjoyment. It remains a wise bit of advice.

Be well, my friend. Berks
Berks......don't get me thinkin like you did back in 2008 at Dixon's Gunbuilder's Show which led me to Brad Emig, Gunbuilder which led me to my 54 Cal PA Mountain Rifle!! I remember your Son Ken very well & some of our discussions. He's a fine young man coupled with a monster wild boar killer taking all honors in downing that HUGE boar!!

This Kibler Kit really has caught my eye!!

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