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Online KDubs

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waiting on a kit
« on: February 20, 2021, 11:18:04 AM »
 i know with all that has gone on over this last yr that i should be patient but i'm itching to get started on my fowler build but i still havent received it.

 What is an acceptable waiting to time to receive a smoothie kit with the breech plug fitted, lugs, and 90% lock inletting done for me. 
 
 coming up on 8 wks this tuesday. 

 1st time i have ordered a kit .  not bashing ,not mad , just anxious. 
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 01:09:48 PM »
I couldn't say, Kevin... I've never ordered a "pure" kit from a single business source, as all my building parts in the past have come from different suppliers...

You may want to give your source a call and just ask for an update on when it may be shipped.  :shake
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 01:24:32 PM »
Hey Joe. 
 Ya know I thought about cobbling together my own long gun but I just don't have enough knowledge yet so went with a kit.
 I have been in contact and I'm told it's being worked on . it's reputable company so no worries there.
  Just didn't think it would take this long for a kit but from what I have read the kits are outsourced to various builders
 For the required worked then shipped.
 So I imagine if the builder is a solo act they could be quite busy.
  I'm content for now .
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 03:40:53 PM »
I'm with Joe (and you) I've never made one like you, but if you've been n contact and it's being "worked on" then I'd guess you're just stuck waiting...

Maybe momma has some house chores she'd let you do that will wile away the wait time :Doh!

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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 05:29:49 PM »
I've read that with everyone being locked up and bored for the last year, that a lot of people have decided to give kits a try. That may be causing somewhat of a back-log. Enjoy your build when the time comes. :bl th up
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 07:54:21 PM »
Guess I'll just keep busy with my patching machine making some leather bags n such. 
 Patience grasshopper .
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 08:41:11 PM »
After not ordering a kit, Iím realizing piecemealing one together can cost extra in shipping of parts but if I was more organized that would help to minimize that.
Hope your kit gets there soon
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 09:22:45 PM »
I'm with Joe (and you) I've never made one like you, but if you've been n contact and it's being "worked on" then I'd guess you're just stuck waiting...

Maybe momma has some house chores she'd let you do that will wile away the wait time :Doh!

Hey Doc, what kind of fun would that be??????????? doing chores for Mama???????????????????? whats wrong with you Sir? :Doh! :Doh! :Doh! :Doh! :luff: :luff:
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 04:03:05 AM »
" Patience grasshopper"

I'm like a kid in a big family, I want to know what everyone else got too!  You gonna keep us in suspense or spill the beans about what WE are waiting on!!!??? :bigsmile:
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 04:12:24 AM »
" Patience grasshopper"

I'm like a kid in a big family, I want to know what everyone else got too!  You gonna keep us in suspense or spill the beans about what WE are waiting on!!!??? :bigsmile:

Yup!..... Ya done got "we" on pins and needles, and "we" don't know yet why "we" are on pins and needles.

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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 08:10:24 AM »
I mentioned it in some other post but ..
 It's a K57 Virginia Fowler .62 cal,  Oct/ round bbl. 42"
 I forget all the details , Queen Anne lock, maple stock. Iron furniture.
  Coming from sitting fox.
 I know I'm just being over anxious but spring bear starts in April and I would like to try some buck n ball.
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 09:20:35 AM »
That looks like a mighty nice piece!! Looking forward to your build progress!   :applaud
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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2021, 11:01:14 AM »
Guess I'll just keep busy with my patching machine making some leather bags n such. 
 Patience grasshopper .
 Kevin

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Re: waiting on a kit
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2021, 11:08:46 AM »
I've read and re read recreating the American long rifle.
 Gave up on trying to find supplies to make aqua fortis, I may order some ?  but I did make some vinegroon.
 Think in I'll stain the maple stock with potassium permanganate.  I've used that on hickory selfbows.

 This will my first kit , I will keep an ongoing post on the progress once she arrives.

A patching machine, cobblers sewing machine from China.
 Used for shoe repair , works great for sewing. Bags and sleeves, patches etc.  Hand operated .
  Amazon under 125$
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