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Single Stage trigger, 16.5" ULW barrel, classic slip fit...Leupold 4x28.
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Here's one of mine. All KIDD, except for the stock :) -- an 18" LW barrel (Threaded), two-stage trigger, and scalloped bolt. All in a Ruger Walnut carbine stock heavily massaged by Evan Koch (ek-marlin-424). Evan also did the grip cap, and Chaser did his wonder-polish on the buttplate. It now wears a Leupold VX-2 6-18x40 AO Fine Duplex

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Here's one of mine. All KIDD, except for the stock :) -- an 18" LW barrel (Threaded), two-stage trigger, and scalloped bolt. All in a Ruger Walnut carbine stock heavily massaged by Evan Koch (ek-marlin-424). Evan also did the grip cap, and Chaser did his wonder-polish on the buttplate. It now wears a Leupold VX-2 6-18x40 AO Fine Duplex scope.

Doug

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I was looking at all nice rifles and when I got to yours, just had to stop and admire the wood. That is something else. :love: Silver scope ???
 

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Here's mine: Kidd Supergrade, Single stage trigger has been replaced with the two stage 8oz/8oz, 20" SS Barrel, Dead Air Mask suppressor, Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25 X 50 scope, McMillan Anschutz stock pillar bedded.
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Nice looking rifle. ;)

Question: Dose it have the barrel screwed into the receiver vs, slip fit like mine in post #9?
The reason I'm asking is I've have never seen one in the McMillan stock the wasn't an original Supergrade.
However your barrel is threaded for a can, and has a barrel stamping near the receiver that mine dose not.
I quess I'm looking for a bit of history of your rifle.

Smooth
 

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Back a number of years ago... I was enchanted by the 22.. embarked on an educational research gleaned by the knowledge base of the RFC forum...introduced by a fellow RFC member and a local gunsmith - PhilF; to the marvels of [email protected], Brimstone Gunsmithing, and Tony Kidd.

Ultimately led me to my own Kidd Supergrade.

Now am the conservator of Phil's SG. (click to zoom)

 

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I'll play-

My Kidd Ultimates
Here are the ones I have kept:

1.) Barracuda/TM/Kidd
Purple Laminate Barracuda, Gunnerbedded w/Kidd rear tang, A683 Watts 3/4” Flange pillar, VQ escutcheon & Devcon 10110
Tactical Machining a Receiver with integrated rail
Kidd 18" Black LW barrel
Kidd Silver bolt
Kidd Black Viton CH/Assy
Kidd single stage TG @ .87lb
Bench Optic:
Weaver Classic V24 BallisticX on Leupold QRW rings
Offhand Optic: Bushnell TRS 25


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Air gun Trigger Wood Shotgun Gun barrel

Wood Air gun Trigger Shotgun Metal


2.) Applejack Raptor/Barrett .50 cal Clone/Ruger/Kidd /GM

Applejack PWS Raptor
Gunnerbedded w/Kidd rear tang, A683 Watts 3/4” Flange pillar, VQ escutcheon & Devcon 10110
1983 Ruger receiver w Kidd rear tang+ Cerakote
20" GM Fluted Taper with Tactical Innovations M22/50 Brake
Kidd silver bolt
Ruger TG w Kidd drop in kit @ 2.5#
Chaser Prototype “Skullie”/Kidd mag release.
Kidd CH, pins, buffer
Weaver Classic V24 BallisticX on Leupold QRW rings
Offhand Optic: Ultradot 25


Furniture Chair Comfort Couch Wood

Wood Bumper Trigger Rectangle Automotive exterior

Wood Table Hardwood Rectangle Air gun



3.) Tacsol Vantage/Kidd LW

Tacsol Vantage Forest Laminate
Full Kidd barreled action, Devcon pillar and rear tang bedded.
20 MOA rail
Kidd Lt wt 18" .920 barrel
Kidd silver scalloped bolt
Kidd charging rod & spring
Kidd single stage @ .87#
Scope: Mueller 8.5-25x44AO Tactical scope on Leupold QRW rings, low








4.) PWS Raptor stock, Pillar & Devcon bedded
Sling & studs, Bipod rail
Kidd Classic w rear tang 20 MOA rail
Kidd Scalloped silver bolt
Kidd charging rod & spring
Kidd single stage @ .98#
Kidd 18" black LW barrel
Offhand/Position optic: Ultradot 6 on Warne quick detach rings, low
Benchrest optic:
Weaver Classic V24 BallisticX on Leupold QRW rings














5.) Custom Revolution Eliminator stock with BR forend, butt and plate built by Azguy, pillar and Devcon bedded by me. Brass Ruger Medallion inlaid into pistol grip

Bisley adjustable butt plate
1/4-20 takedown screw
Kidd Classic black rcvr with rear tang 20 MOA rail
Lilja 21" Stainless Match barrel, floated
Kidd receiver pins and buffer
Kidd silver scalloped bolt
Kidd 2 stage trigger w/straight red trigger, 3oz/5oz, custom skullie mag release by Chaser
Heier custom charging handle w/Ruger eagle
Scope: Mueller 8-32x44 Side Focus target scope on Leupold QRW rings, low













6.) Luxus Apache Tomahawk, Exhibition grade Bastogne Walnut, Stock finish, Inletting for Pillar and rear tang by Azguy. Pillar and rear tang bedded.
Morgan adjustable butt pad
Browning Buffalo Nickel Sling & Talon Swivels
Kidd Supergrade rcvr with rear tang, 20 MOA rail
Kidd 20" Black Stainless Steel fluted bull barrel, Nitride Oxidation blackening, threaded to rcvr
Vince Heier Custom Ruger Eagle CH, Kidd charging rod+spring.
Kidd buffer & Recessed Allen screw trigger pins
Kidd scalloped bolt
Kidd 2 stage at 3/6oz
Offhand Optic:
Sightron 6-24x42 Big Sky SIL on Leupold QRWs
Benchrest Optic:
Leupold FXIII 30X
Rings: Warne Maxima High

















7.) Silver Kidd Supergrade .22 Red-white-blue laminate stock pillar & rear tang bedded by Tony Kidd. Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO Silver scope on Leupold QRW rings

Red, White & Blue paracord sling

Wood Line Tool Font Rectangle

Product Wood Line Rectangle Pipe




8.) Walnut Pharr Clone/Kidd
Kidd Classic Receiver
Kidd 16.5” ULW Barrel
Kidd Scalloped Bolt
Kidd Charging Assembly
Kidd Single Stage TG
Bushnell Engage 4-12X SF scope
Leupold QRW Rings

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Nice looking rifle. ;)

Question: Dose it have the barrel screwed into the receiver vs, slip fit like mine in post #9?
The reason I'm asking is I've have never seen one in the McMillan stock the wasn't an original Supergrade.
However your barrel is threaded for a can, and has a barrel stamping near the receiver that mine dose not.
I quess I'm looking for a bit of history of your rifle.

Smooth
Hi Smooth,
This is a "new" Supergrade, barrel not threaded into receiver. This stock was available from McMillan as a 10-22 competition stock. This particular one is painted by McMillan in Desert Camo. I have always admired your Supergrade and the shooting you have done with it.
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What an amazing group of Kidd rear tang wood stocked rifles! Mine being in the KRG Bravo is very functional but yours are beyond beautiful. Find me a wood stock with rear tang PLEASE!
Thanks for the compliment, most are DIY. Azguy did the Walnut ones.
Believe it or not, the Raptor stocks are the most difficult. There's a "Wrist screw" buried at the back of the receiver inlet that angles down into the pistol grip. That screw must be removed, shortened, it's hole countersunk deeper to bury the head under the tang & escutcheon inlet, and then the countersink hole creates another void that has to be filled when the tang is bedded.

If you're patient & reasonably proficient with tools, you can do it yourself. Pick up an OEM take off stock or two on EBay for practice.
Choose a wood stock you want, and inlet & bed it for a pillar & rear tang yourself.

Here's some step by step sticky threads with pics-


Raptor Sticky:

Raptor Pillar and Rear Tang Bedding Pic Heavy


Tacsol Vantage Sticky:

TacSol Vantage Rear Tang Inletting and Bedding
 

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The most accurate rimfire I've owned. Bore-scoped the unfired barrel and was shocked to see a near mirror finish from breech to muzzle. Very nice. The only drawback is affording premium ammo to match the quality of the rifle. One lot of 5 Eley Semi-auto Benchrest Precision made me giggle at the tight groups.
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SuperGrade barreled receiver
Kidd charging assembly
Kidd rear anchor
CPC Ruger bolt
Brimstone BX trigger assembly
KRG Bravo
Arken SH4 6-24x50

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The most accurate rimfire I've owned. Bore-scoped the unfired barrel and was shocked to see a near mirror finish from breech to muzzle. Very nice. The only drawback is affording premium ammo to match the quality of the rifle. One lot of 5 Eley Semi-auto Benchrest Precision made me giggle at the tight groups. View attachment 348004


SuperGrade barreled receiver
Kidd charging assembly
Kidd rear anchor
CPC Ruger bolt
Brimstone BX trigger assembly
KRG Bravo
Arken SH4 6-24x50

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A shot of the barrel finish
This looks vaguely familiar!

My Kidd Classic setup.

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The most accurate rimfire I've owned. Bore-scoped the unfired barrel and was shocked to see a near mirror finish from breech to muzzle. Very nice. The only drawback is affording premium ammo to match the quality of the rifle. One lot of 5 Eley Semi-auto Benchrest Precision made me giggle at the tight groups. View attachment 348004


SuperGrade barreled receiver
Kidd charging assembly
Kidd rear anchor
CPC Ruger bolt
Brimstone BX trigger assembly
KRG Bravo
Arken SH4 6-24x50

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A shot of the barrel finish
Same for me.
I inserted my Hawkeye bore scope into the barrel with the light turned all the way up (normal setting for all of my other barrels) and I couldn't see anything because of the glare.
Nice to know that KIDD is Still lapping them to that level.

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The most accurate rimfire I've owned. Bore-scoped the unfired barrel and was shocked to see a near mirror finish from breech to muzzle. Very nice. The only drawback is affording premium ammo to match the quality of the rifle. One lot of 5 Eley Semi-auto Benchrest Precision made me giggle at the tight groups. View attachment 348004


SuperGrade barreled receiver
Kidd charging assembly
Kidd rear anchor
CPC Ruger bolt
Brimstone BX trigger assembly
KRG Bravo
Arken SH4 6-24x50

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A shot of the barrel finish
That is one pretty barrel there.
 

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When I bore scoped the new barrel it was astonishing. Capturing the photo from video really degraded the appearance you see. I have safed the rifle for the winter but deep cleaned beforehand. It's still really nice after 1200 rounds but 6 o'clock pitting is starting to make itself known. Perishable. I've started saving for a replacement (maybe an 18 incher). Hopefully by spring Center-x may be easier to find at a sane price.
 

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When I bore scoped the new barrel it was astonishing. Capturing the photo from video really degraded the appearance you see. I have safed the rifle for the winter but deep cleaned beforehand. It's still really nice after 1200 rounds but 6 o'clock pitting is starting to make itself known. Perishable. I've started saving for a replacement (maybe an 18 incher). Hopefully by spring Center-x may be easier to find at a sane price.
My KIDD had 14,801 rounds down the pipe when I shot that target.
So.........if you just want a new barrel, of course go for it, but I believe you're a ways off from needing one.;)

Smooth
 
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