Rifle #18 (Colonial Kit)
Here's a rifle made from one of our Colonial Rifle kits. The wood is a nice piece of figured walnut and it has a .58 caliber barrel. I built this in a fairly workmanlike manner. The carving was done with a V-tool rather than being stabbed in. This was a first for me and it was fun. The results are somewhat different and I like them. As can be seen, this rifle was aged pretty heavily (by our standards). Katherine Werre and I worked together on this process and it worked out really well. This is moving into a little different direction than we've gone before and it's been fun! Besides the carving, engraving and finishing, this rifle is exactly as we supply our Colonial kits. No stock / hardware re-shaping or modification at all.