Kibler Kit

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I've been saving what money I could for a few months and I just dropped the hammer on a Kibler Woodsrunner in .54 with a plain maple stock. Bree had the audacity to ask would it be alright if they shipped it out today.:rofl: I just hope I don't screw it up. Me and wood aren't exactly friends.
 
I’ve considered those as well. I’m told that the Woodsrunner is basically a snap together kit and about ready to shoot as it comes to you. Guys I trust say that if you watch the videos he’s produced you can’t go wrong. I’m jealous, great project and a great company to work with.
 
I've watched every video I could find several times over the last few months. The woodsrunner is the closest to being finished right out of the box. The wood just needs finish sanding. The metal needs light filing and polishing. All the holes are drilled and tapped. The rest of the kits require more fitting and filing. Drilling and tapping holes etc.
 
My friend that built my flintlock back in '12 said that the kibler kits are not only very easy to build....but actually very inexpensive considering the quality and ease of build.
He says they just need minor sanding on the exterior. All the fitting is basically done.
He said he thought that even i could build one...so they must be easy!
 
I've been saving what money I could for a few months and I just dropped the hammer on a Kibler Woodsrunner in .54 with a plain maple stock. Bree had the audacity to ask would it be alright if they shipped it out today.:rofl: I just hope I don't screw it up. Me and wood aren't exactly friends.
Best of luck getting your new rifle "up and running". Please post pictures when you can. Sounds like an excellent Christmas gift to yourself. :D:D
 
You will have a great time putting it together. The end product is something you will be proud of. I put together one of his earlier kits and it was very easy. Pay attention to instructions and don't try to go too fast. If you get frustrated with an item, instead of forcing your way through, put it down and come back to it later.

Enjoy the process and the outcome,
Danaidh
 
You will have a great time putting it together. The end product is something you will be proud of. I put together one of his earlier kits and it was very easy. Pay attention to instructions and don't try to go too fast. If you get frustrated with an item, instead of forcing your way through, put it down and come back to it later.

Enjoy the process and the outcome,
Danaidh
And along those lines, the staff, including Jim, seem extremely responsive to customer concerns and questions. To an extent that seems almost excessive… (but really should be commonplace.)
 
I've watched every video I could find several times over the last few months. The woodsrunner is the closest to being finished right out of the box. The wood just needs finish sanding. The metal needs light filing and polishing. All the holes are drilled and tapped. The rest of the kits require more fitting and filing. Drilling and tapping holes etc.
I can’t wait to see this come together for you.

Psst! Please! For the love of all that’s holy! Don’t use Pyrodex! (Or FFFFG!) anywhere near this fine rifle!!
 
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I can’t wait to see this come together for you.

Psst! Please! For the love of all that’s holy! Don’t use Pyrodex! (Or FFFFG!) anywhere near this fine rifle!!
I just hope it comes out. I'd hate to spend that kind of money on a tomato stake and some irregular toothpicks.:eek: I'm going to be stretched pretty thin for the rest of the month so about all I'll be able to do until next month is look at it. I need new tools. I'm not going to use 40 year old files on it. I don't even have sandpaper.

Edited to add: Nope not going to try to use Pyrodex in it and I don't even own any 4F. I have Swiss 2F and 3F. I have Goex 2F and 3F and I have Olde Enysford 3F.
 
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If you can wake up in the morning you can put together a kibler kit. I really want the Fowler and hope jim shows one off soon. I just hope I can scratch up the money.
 
I've watched every video I could find several times over the last few months. The woodsrunner is the closest to being finished right out of the box. The wood just needs finish sanding. The metal needs light filing and polishing. All the holes are drilled and tapped. The rest of the kits require more fitting and filing. Drilling and tapping holes etc.
You'll find that Kibler kits are probably the very best in kits and they can be very good shooters as well. For wood, just take your time, remember to follow the basic steps in wood sanding, raise the grain, sand, take your time and make a rifle that you'll be proud to show off and shoot. Every Kibler kit I've seen has been a great firearm.
 
I know you'll do a great job on your rifle.

My buddy built my rifle from a blank and barrel and parts....it was his 62nd build!....he was VERY impressed with the Kibler kit. He said THE BOX IT WAS SHIPPED IN... was impressive!

Best wishes and please post pics.

My Hawken was scratch built. Even most of the metal parts were scratch built just not by me.
 
I know you'll do a great job on your rifle.

My buddy built my rifle from a blank and barrel and parts....it was his 62nd build!....he was VERY impressed with the Kibler kit. He said THE BOX IT WAS SHIPPED IN... was impressive!

Best wishes and please post pics.
lol ya the early boxes kiblers shipped in were better made then most kits out there.
 
The pins on these are a tight fit, as they should be. Do wax them before installing, as described by Kibler in his video. I had mine in and out several times during assembly and waxed them each time just to make sure. Certainly leave them quite long initially for ease of removal; plenty of extra pin stock is included. I'm a shooter, not a builder, and don't care for "kits." The Woodsrunner was an exception. You'll do fine.
 
It finally got here. The stories are all true. The fit is very, very close with very little finish work required. The trigger guard is the worst of it.

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