Author Topic: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!  (Read 254090 times)

Offline Skychief

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 527
Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:34:22 AM »
I have an itch to build/buy a 32 caliber squirrel shooter.   Probably in flintlock.   Whet my appetite with some photos and/or comments, tall tales and such about your small bore bushytail bushwackers! ;D

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 07:01:17 AM »
Here are mine. top Tenn. rifle is a .32. Bottom 1/2 stock is a .40- with a maple under rib.



northmn

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 02:45:04 PM »
Mine is still in the white and being finished.  I hunted with it in the rough last year.  I have a 3/4 X36 inch barreled Rayl barrel in 25 and use #3 buckshot I get from TOW that claims theirs is pure lead.  It is more than enough for any squirrel at any range I can hit with iron sights.  It hits about like a 22lr hp or so.  I pretty much tore apart a pine squirrel that I shot lengthwise with it.  Any of the squirrel rifles require head shooting as they are pretty nasty.  My 32's would decapitate a rabbit and would hit about like a 22mag hp.  The 40 actually will shoot accurately loaded down with about 30 grains of powder and isn't quite so nasty on a body hit.  I shot several with a 45 when I staarted out.  The 25 is a great little small game getter for me and is light and handy to carry.  It is built on a poor boy pattern with no buttplate and a poured nosecap.  Been finishing up the little gun this winter and am very close to adding finish.

DP

Offline alex e.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 615
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 04:48:51 PM »
Nothing overly fancy,
.40 cal. "c" weight barrel
Ash stock
large siler lock






« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 04:50:16 PM by alexsnr »
Uva uvam videndo varia fit

ironsights1

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 05:45:41 PM »
Daryl...When I saw your .32 Tennessee, I thought it was my .29 because they are identical twins. Lots of squirrels have been too close to that .29 to remember it.

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 05:59:00 PM »
Daryl...When I saw your .32 Tennessee, I thought it was my .29 because they are identical twins. Lots of squirrels have been too close to that .29 to remember it.

That's interesting, ironsights1 - I'm still trying to find out who made it.  Jim Chamber's can't remember, either. I bought it from Jim at Dixon's last July.  It was a cap-lock, then and Jim converted it to flint for me.
I sure like shooting it, when the wind isn't blowing too hard.

Offline hanshi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4019
  • My passion is longrifles!
    • martialartsusa.com
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 07:28:25 PM »
This is my "squirrel plus" rifle, .40 x 38" swamped barrel Late Lancaster.  It likes 40 grains 3f but does equally well with 30.  got a bit more work to do as 40 grains hits dead center but 30 hits below line of sight.  A  bit of filing should take care of that.
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

ironsights1

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 08:08:09 PM »
Daryl...My .29 Tennessee flintlock was made by Bob Means of New Harmony, IN, back in the early 1980s. I understand that he passed away this last year. I furnished the walnut blank and he did the rest. It was my first custom rifle after having a T/C Hawken in .50 caliber for 10 years previously which I used on squirrels, again taking head shots only. I had 16 in a row until I tried to "bark" one. That squirrel is probably still running!!

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 02:28:01 AM »
TKS- not familiar with Bob - perhaps I should mention it to Jim - perhaps it will jog his memory.


LB has a beautiful Tenn. rifle, but perhaps lacks a camera or any pictures of it?

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

  • Member 3
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9965
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 02:48:51 AM »
I've built several squirrel rifles over the years, but don't have pictures of many of them...BDC (before digital camera).  Here's some pics I shot of a .36 cal Maryland styled rifle that I made for the woman who did my books for all those years without charging me a nickel.  It has a 40" tapered Bauska barrel, is serial # 52, and was finished on 4 Nov 83.









« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 12:46:31 AM by D. Taylor Sapergia »
D. Taylor Sapergia
www.sapergia.blogspot.com

Art is not an object.  It is the excitement inspired by the object.

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2010, 06:25:41 PM »
Show us your Kuntz, Taylor. ;D

Leatherbelly

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 10:52:23 PM »
  Ok.ok. here's my squirrely gun! It's a TennPackdog made forty. Ken makes beautiful Tennessee Mtn. rifles. This one is a shooter!







« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 12:57:39 AM by D. Taylor Sapergia »

Offline Robby

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2115
  • Socialist Republic of New York
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010, 02:54:59 PM »
.40 Rice barrel



pic hosting sites















Robby
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 12:52:11 AM by Robby »
molon labe
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. A. Lincoln

Offline david50

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 234
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2010, 06:30:56 PM »
what roundball said!  very nice rifle.
"The reason a dog has so many friends, He wags his tail instead of his tongue"

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

  • Member 3
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9965
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2010, 08:33:09 PM »
At the risk of boring you with a rifle I've posted before, and shared with many of you at Dixon's, here's a few pics of my .40 cal Jacob Kuntz inspired rifle.
It has a Rice 44" B weight barrel, wood from Tiger Hunt, heavily carded Neider brown.











« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 01:03:25 AM by D. Taylor Sapergia »
D. Taylor Sapergia
www.sapergia.blogspot.com

Art is not an object.  It is the excitement inspired by the object.

Offline Ben I. Voss

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010, 09:59:05 PM »
I don't know about anybody else, but it would take a long time for me to get tired of looking at that rifle, Taylor! There's a definite drool factor involved.

Leatherbelly

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2010, 02:44:10 AM »
 Robby,
    Very nice rifle! It's got great patina also! I can't explain it Robby, but your rifle has a nice warmth about it.Looks like it's used regularly. Lotsa cool cool varminters on this thread.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2010, 10:31:50 AM by Leatherbelly »

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2010, 06:00:47 PM »
Sweet rifle Robby - if it handles anything like Taylor's Jacob Kuntz, it's a real winner.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2010, 08:38:05 PM by Daryl »

Offline Pat_Cameron

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2010, 06:13:45 PM »
It is always a treat to see the topic,"squirrel rifle"
It is one of my favorites.



AMERICAN LONGHUNTER
Seasoned woodsmen that depend on skill and knowledge to lead them to a successful hunt rather than the crutch of modern technology

http://www.americanlonghunter.com

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2010, 07:33:10 PM »
That's a .25, isn't it, pat?

Offline david50

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 234
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 08:34:30 PM »
It is always a treat to see the topic,"squirrel rifle"
It is one of my favorites.

same here,and i love to see what other folks are poppin'em with so keep the pics coming.
"The reason a dog has so many friends, He wags his tail instead of his tongue"

Online smylee grouch

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4607
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2010, 05:37:16 AM »
Very nice rifle Taylor. In that I'm an J. Kuntz junkie it is a real visual treat to gaze on your rendition. Some day I will endevor something of a lookalike.    Flintlocks Forever.             Gary

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

  • Member 3
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9965
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 05:39:15 AM »
Thanks Gary.  That .40 cal is definitely my favourite rifle for offhand trail work.
D. Taylor Sapergia
www.sapergia.blogspot.com

Art is not an object.  It is the excitement inspired by the object.

Daryl

  • Guest
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 06:38:49 AM »
Yeah - dagnabbit! :(
« Last Edit: April 10, 2010, 06:42:58 PM by Daryl »

Offline smshea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 593
    • www.scottshearifles.com
Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2010, 06:41:27 AM »
I never get tired of seeing that one....great rife Taylor.