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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #675 on: April 15, 2019, 04:36:26 PM »
By, but there are some bonny rifles in this thread!

All good work for that matter!
Some very gifted folks, here.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #676 on: April 15, 2019, 06:58:21 PM »
Jim Kibler built this for me starting with one of his fine kits. He hand picked a fine piece of wood, created a period correct patch box with my family name is period correct font and a toe plate. it is in 40 caliber. If you are looking for a Southern Mountain Rifle you just can't do better.









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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #677 on: April 16, 2019, 02:05:43 AM »
You spent your money wisely Mike.  Beautiful.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #678 on: April 16, 2019, 09:23:04 PM »
That's an exceedingly nice build.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #679 on: April 17, 2019, 05:16:01 PM »
Well here's a rifle I just finished a couple weeks ago. It's a 40 Cal. Colerain "B" weight swamped barrel, Chambers Golden Age Lock. Nothin fancy just a good feelin/usin kinda rifle. Heck haven't even test fired it yet.....
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #680 on: April 18, 2019, 02:20:40 PM »
here a picture of my .36 Netting rifle


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« Reply #681 on: April 20, 2019, 02:03:12 AM »
Not a good pic, sorry.  But... its my .40 built with a Getz Transition barrel twisted 1:66.  Shoots a one hole group at 25-30 yards with 30 gr of 3fffg and  kills deer at darn near 100 yds with 90 gr of 3fffg.  This is a copy I built back around 1970, with some architecture flaws, of a family rifle built back around the Rev war period.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #682 on: April 20, 2019, 02:29:53 AM »
Jim Kibler built this for me starting with one of his fine kits. He hand picked a fine piece of wood, created a period correct patch box with my family name is period correct font and a toe plate. it is in 40 caliber. If you are looking for a Southern Mountain Rifle you just can't do better.









Jim does excellent work ,your fortunate to have that squirrel killer

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #683 on: April 22, 2019, 10:14:28 PM »
  My main "Go To" squirrel getter... Nothing as gorgeous as the other rifles in this thread... But deadly on the tree rats! Old CVA .32 kit "Squirrel" rifle...  Head and neck shots easily out to 30-35 yds. I load it with 23 gr. Goex FFF, does good for me!




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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #684 on: April 22, 2019, 10:22:24 PM »

Well done, gtw - you're a big dude! Those "squirrels" like like gophers in your paws - gun looks really small too.
Greys are good eatin'.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #685 on: April 22, 2019, 10:37:00 PM »
  Daryl, LOL!!! I guess I do look a little "Ogre-ish" next to the smaller rifle and squirrels! But that was on fine fall morning last year! :D

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #686 on: April 23, 2019, 01:00:13 AM »
Some cheap guns have really good bones.  And if the good is in it, it will stay there.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #687 on: April 23, 2019, 04:23:15 PM »
Muskrat's rifle looks like a presentation piece for a President.ELEGANT in capital letters
and an heirloom for sure.It also proves my observation that I can look at a person's
work and tell what he thinks of himself and more important,what he thinks of the buyer.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #688 on: April 23, 2019, 09:53:14 PM »
To Bob Roller: If you could only see the rim rock canyons, rock strewn flats, and ridges I have packed this gorgeous Kibler rifle. I made the mistake of selling my "big .58" for deer and elk. Last year had to pack this little .40 on our muzzleloader only deer season. Can't wait for my new .54 Lowell Haarer matched set (rifle & pistol) to arrive. More suited for these conditions we have here in the west.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #689 on: May 05, 2019, 06:46:47 PM »
Some very beautiful rifles gentlemen. Here is a 32 built by Dennis Priddy.












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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #690 on: May 05, 2019, 09:23:00 PM »
What kind of wood is that stock?  It's stunning.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #691 on: May 05, 2019, 10:18:37 PM »
Steve: I second the question, what kind of wood is your rifle made of? Looks great.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #692 on: May 05, 2019, 11:18:29 PM »
Thanks guys, itís Ash. On its way to becoming extinct here in Michigan thanks to the Emerald Ash Borer

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #693 on: May 06, 2019, 07:02:18 PM »
Pretty rifle....  I love the wood.  You are not the only ones effected by the borer.  Forestry guys down here in S. IL  are telling folks with a lot of ash to cut it now....  before the borer gets to it.  Naturally, that has caused a price drop....  go figure.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #694 on: May 06, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »
  8) 8) 8)... Great looking squirrel-gun, Steve,... really like that inlaid nosecap,... similar to the one on my .40cal Soddy TN match rifle,....


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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #695 on: May 07, 2019, 01:48:34 AM »
Pretty rifle....  I love the wood.  You are not the only ones effected by the borer.  Forestry guys down here in S. IL  are telling folks with a lot of ash to cut it now....  before the borer gets to it.  Naturally, that has caused a price drop....  go figure.
We had such an incredibly cold winter here in Iowa they figure it killed all the emerald ash borers...happy days!
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« Reply #696 on: May 07, 2019, 02:21:25 AM »
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 We had such an incredibly cold winter here in Iowa they figure it killed all the emerald ash borers...happy days!
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Mike:  we did not have that kind of cold here and the forestry guys are saying they are still pretty much alive and well.....  Hope they are wrong.  I have a bunch of 12-22" stuff right here near the house.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #697 on: May 07, 2019, 01:58:14 PM »
The Ash is gone here. I talked to a forestry guy and he says they hope the bugs ate themselves out of house and home and that they will be gone when the seedlings come back.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #698 on: May 07, 2019, 02:36:03 PM »
I have several dead/dying ash trees on my place. We'll see what happens. I need some fire wood anyway. ;)
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #699 on: May 07, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
Here in Maine I can't see how those bugs could have survived in the north and western part of the state.  Just hoping.  I live in the "tropical" SE part.

Wildlife scientists were tagging young moose and found, ready for this, 40,000 ticks on one.  I guess all were similarly afflicted.  It's a wonder any of them survive and most don't.
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