Jim Kibler has been building since 1990
and is one the fast rising
makers of today. Prices for his guns are rising just as
fast. This rifle is one of his early pieces and was pictured
with a write up in the Jan-Feb 2014 Muzzle Loader
magazine. Here is a link to the article.
This rifle has a 44" swamped Rice
barrel in .54 caliber. The lock is an early Ketland by
Chambers. The stock is fairly plain maple sporting some very
nicely done raised and incised carving. The hardware is
brass and has been aged.
Although this is a fairly plain rifle,
it is beautiful in it's simplicity and design. It also
shoulders and holds as well as it looks. This rifle has been
fired only a few times at best as there
is very little wear to the frizzen and the gun looks brand
new inside and out. This would be a great gun for hunting,
re-enacting or just hang it on the wall and admire it. You
will never lose your investment in this rifle.
Weight is 8 lbs 14 ozs. Pull is 13½".