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Old 02-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This comes with a story.

In early September I found a picture of a KP on craigslist in California. I live in PA and the person didn't want to ship. As it turned out oldskoolkillz lived like 5 blocks away from the seller. I made arrangements for him to pick it up for me. I can't say enough good about that whole transaction and oldskool. So cool. The picture was a crappy CL picture.....small and grainy, but the price wasn't ridiculous.

So after he picks it up he sends me pictures.....OH NO....the thing is a hack job. My original intent was just a little clean up...maybe refinish the stock and flip it. NO WAY am I going to make my money out of this. So then I have another idea......RTP lives in California.....why not just ship it straight to Rick and put some more money into it and have a sweet marker for myself instead.

Talked to Rick and he basically said, "send it to me and I'll do what I think needs done." HA HA. So we talked briefly after it arrived and made some casual arrangements. It was right at this time that Rick had a bunch of family problems and spent a bunch of time out of state and so forth. I didn't hear from Rick for a long time. Even when I new he was back home, I didn't want to bug him because honestly I had reached the time of year where I wasn't going to be playing much anyway, so I was in no hurry.

Finally I e-mailed him in mid-December asking if he'd had a chance to take a look at my KP. His reply was something like, "I've had that done for months...my wife wiped our e-mail out, so I wasn't sure who it belonged to. I was waiting for someone to claim it." HA HA.

So he had finished the body. He was sending me a blank stock that I needed to refinish myself. I've been working on the stock awhile and am AMAZED how it turned out. It's gorgeous if I do say so myself. I can't wait to throw some paint with this creation.

Now to the pics. First is the BEFORE:





Now here is the final product after a ton of work from Rick and the stock finish




I couldn't resist a picture of the whole family. She looks good with her older brothers.


To close, I'd like to again thank oldskoolkillz for picking the original KP up for me and sitting on it for a bit while I worked stuff out with Rick. I'd definitely like to thank rtp for once again being an awesome guy to deal with and creating something gorgeous for me. I'm thoroughly satisfied and happy with this!!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic! Rick does absolutely top shelf work, and that is one of the best before/after KP resurections I've seen.

On a side note, how long is the barrel on that intimidator pistol?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I'm amazingly pleased with the whole project.

The Intimidator pistol...is 18 useable inches...total top tube is 22 inches. It's one of Rick's early RTP creations, not a new build. I sent this same picture to Rick and he said he didn't do very many unvented 18" barrels. It sounds like a giant fart....but fun to play with.
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So much pretty brass lately! That KP doesn't even look like the same gun. Freaking amazing!
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that's fantastic! i demand to see it in person at an event this year.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That will most definitely happen Riddler!
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Love it! Great job on the stock too!
And the family picture is glorious.

I need to send Rick an update email on my viper soon.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Love it! Great job on the stock too!
And the family picture is glorious.

I need to send Rick an update email on my viper soon.

your is still a work in progress dum dum (that's now rick pronounce your screen name)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Does not surprise me one bit.

After seeing all of longboards I think an open class is definitely what I need next
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Wow... That is really sharp looking.

Being a new RTP owner... They sure are something.
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