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Darrin McDonal

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 08:09:55 PM »
Dang guys!! Nice stuff. They are alot of fun arent they. I have a nice .32 (Rice) I built for my son that I will look to see if I have some pics. He hasnt harvested any bushy tails yet with it but I have. Ah here they are.





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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 08:12:03 PM »
$#@*!!! One of these days I will figure this out. Alright I tried to fix it and it didnt work. Help
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 10:21:14 PM »
Nice rifle, Darrin - - I changed your post for you.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2010, 06:09:13 PM »
Here's a .36 cal Squirrel rifle that I've owned for over 35 years. Finally dug it out of the safe to take some pics. The only thing I know about it is that the trigger housing is marked "Steiner".
Other than that, I see no other markings. (circa 1850-1860)







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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2010, 06:26:47 PM »
c133,
         Nice looking gun. I cant remember ever seeing one without panels for the lock and side plate. Thanks for showing it. There sure has been a lot of beautiful squirrel guns posted. I'm really enjoying the show!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2010, 06:39:23 PM »
Robby, this little .36 cal rifle has a back-action lock.  With these, there sometimes is a little bit of a panel at the forward end of the lock, around the breech snail, but almost nothing at the tail, or on the off side.  I agree...a pretty little rifle.  And many lovely rifles displayed.  thanks to all who contributed.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2010, 07:01:57 PM »
Robby,

Thx. As I said, I've had this rifle for over 35 years now and don't know a whole heck of a lot about it. I was told it was from the 1850-60's era and possibly from Pennsylvania. Figure I'd post some pics and see if it "tickles anyone's fancy". I realize I am going to have to have more posts to list it on the forum for sale.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2010, 07:38:32 PM »
We'd like to see some pics that were bigger files...these are too small to see any real detail.  It looks like a nice little rifle in good condition.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2010, 08:10:18 PM »
All I can say if'n I was a squirrel is I'd be proud to be shot by the rigs that have been posted.  This has turned into a thread with some real gems coming out of the closet.  
Thanks for posting guys,
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« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2010, 09:12:05 PM »
Repeat post-sorry.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2010, 04:25:14 AM »

Here's my 40 cal. tvm early lancaster.



Its shotting great, now that i found its pet load...

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2012, 04:09:48 AM »
bump:

come on now, that ain't everybuddy.  post up them little-bore pics and particulars. 
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2012, 04:33:36 AM »
top rifle is my .32 built by Nate McKenzy,it has a swamped 44" Rice barrel and a late Ketland lock. the second rifle is a .40 built by Mike Lang,it has a swamped 44" Colerain barrel and a small round face pistol lock. both are amazingly accurate.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2012, 04:00:35 PM »
Heres a 36 i just finished.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2012, 07:02:44 PM »


Its a 25 cal using a Rayles barrel and L&R lock as it is left hand.  Made it in a poor boy as I did not want to take too long to get it firing.  Probsbly eill noy mskr s poor boy again.  But it does work.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »
Joe, I love the lines of that rifle.  I have a thing for long wristed guns, I admit and that one flows nicely.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2012, 12:05:09 AM »
Definitely my kind of rifle.Fine job.Here is a question. Just how many more guns
could any gunmaker make if they had left off engraving and carving that add nothing to
performance and in some cases,nothing to appearance?

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2012, 01:46:42 AM »
Oh how I do love looking at all this eye candy.  Though it's been here before I'll post a pic of my primary squirrel rifle.  TVM .36 x 38" straight SMR with Small Siler lock.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2012, 04:45:59 AM »
 Here's my squirrel killer.
 








with grouse this time,lol! Note the fine architecture in his tail. :o ;D

 I got a gun too,can't find any pix tho,dangit.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2012, 05:12:44 AM »
  I'm the caretaker of this fine rifle. "A"weight .40-44" Rice,L.Ketland, lots of hand made "iron" furniture in this one by Packdog.Triggers too.










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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2012, 05:27:22 AM »
very nice leatherbelly! love the wood.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2012, 03:00:53 PM »
A wonderful little critter. We have one like him,a little female we call Gretl.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2012, 04:54:49 PM »
Here's my squirrel killer.
 








with grouse this time,lol! Note the fine architecture in his tail. :o ;D

 I got a gun too,can't find any pix tho,dangit.
Those little German pooches are great rabbit chasers...An ol tyme buddy of mine had a pair that were great on Snowshoe Rabbits in the swamp many rabbits were larger than the dog chasing them....

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2012, 05:12:10 PM »
I'm building a .36 cal. Somerset County squirrel rifle right now. As for the squirrel dog, I had a Fox Terrier cross that I use for deer hunting ( I live on the left coast, where we have to kick them out of the brush, and shoot them on the run, a dog helps) that would give me about three hours of brush thrashing, and then switch over to squirrel hunting. She also did this if I missed a shot at a deer.


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« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2012, 06:20:31 PM »
Leatherbelly,
Can you send that pup's picture to me at<bobroller@frontier.com>?

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