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General discussion => Black Powder Shooting => Topic started by: Skychief on March 28, 2010, 05:34:22 AM

Title: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Skychief 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
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl 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.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2FPB141909.jpg&hash=56b729c43e72fc66f6c3290003f236f6)
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: northmn 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
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: alex e. on March 28, 2010, 04:48:51 PM
Nothing overly fancy,
.40 cal. "c" weight barrel
Ash stock
large siler lock


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: ironsights1 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi 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.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi599.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt74%2Fhanshi_photo%2FPICT0388.jpg&hash=b9d1af2fcc9a85baee25f52545e81914)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: ironsights1 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!!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl 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?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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.


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 01, 2010, 06:25:41 PM
Show us your Kuntz, Taylor. ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly 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!


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby on April 05, 2010, 02:54:59 PM
.40 Rice barrel

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fg2Yyrb%2FDSCN0159.jpg&hash=a9a4426935df85f55684b0ee8e59cdb1) (http://ibb.co/j017jw)

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Robby
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: david50 on April 05, 2010, 06:30:56 PM
what roundball said!  very nice rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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.


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ben I. Voss 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron 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.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 09, 2010, 07:33:10 PM
That's a .25, isn't it, pat?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: david50 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smylee grouch 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
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on April 10, 2010, 05:39:15 AM
Thanks Gary.  That .40 cal is definitely my favourite rifle for offhand trail work.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 10, 2010, 06:38:49 AM
Yeah - dagnabbit! :(
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smshea on April 10, 2010, 06:41:27 AM
I never get tired of seeing that one....great rife Taylor.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Darrin McDonal 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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  Darrin
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Darrin McDonal 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
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 10, 2010, 10:21:14 PM
Nice rifle, Darrin - - I changed your post for you.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: c133jim 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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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby 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!
Robby
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: c133jim 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ken G 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,
Ken

Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: c133jim on April 12, 2010, 09:12:05 PM
Repeat post-sorry.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: babills on April 13, 2010, 04:25:14 AM

Here's my 40 cal. tvm early lancaster.
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Its shotting great, now that i found its pet load...
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on October 22, 2012, 04:09:48 AM
bump:

come on now, that ain't everybuddy.  post up them little-bore pics and particulars. 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: david50 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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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Joe Schell on October 22, 2012, 04:00:35 PM
Heres a 36 i just finished.(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2F001.jpg&hash=82e70184758de9a64a547a41f7cd2041)(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2F007.jpg&hash=c7d07283dab50022d34af8bf128aa399)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: northmn on October 22, 2012, 07:02:44 PM
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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.

DP
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: rich pierce 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller 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?

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi 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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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on October 23, 2012, 04:45:59 AM
 Here's my squirrel killer.
 






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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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly 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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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: david50 on October 23, 2012, 05:27:22 AM
very nice leatherbelly! love the wood.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller on October 23, 2012, 03:00:53 PM
A wonderful little critter. We have one like him,a little female we call Gretl.

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Roger Fisher on October 23, 2012, 04:54:49 PM
Here's my squirrel killer.
 






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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....
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Hungry Horse 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.


                         Hungry Horse
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller on October 23, 2012, 06:20:31 PM
Leatherbelly,
Can you send that pup's picture to me at<bobroller@frontier.com>?

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dogshirt on October 23, 2012, 08:25:24 PM
Here's my squirrel killer.
 






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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.



I have one of those, the little guy in my avatar. Otto will kill most any critter he sees. Did a real fine job after
the fire in August. All the rodents moved into the unburned areas and you could literally stand and see them running every where.
 He spent days hunting and killing, I quit conting after 35 or so. He was one tired, happy dog!
 By the way, that was the first big fire in Wa. back in August. We lost our house, my leather and wood shop,
and 2 storage buildings. I did save most all my BP guns, my 2 heavy target .22s, and 1 modern pistol. But
I lost about 45 modern and antique cartridge guns and pistols, along with everything else.
 We did get all(40) dogs and 5 horses out, but just not enough time or room for it all.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on October 24, 2012, 03:33:14 AM
 Bob,
  Check your emale.Let me know if I sent it right. I think there's four shots.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on October 24, 2012, 04:51:30 AM
Here is my first 2 grays with "Baby Sister" My 40 cal early virginia I built this year. Notice they aint head shots but come to think of it Im a bad shot an could have went hungry
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller on October 24, 2012, 05:13:15 AM
Yes sir,I got the pictures and thank you for sending them. Our first Dachshund was a little red one
that looked like Sam. I named him Rommel.We had him for 13 years before he passed away and we
were way too attached to him but our current one "gretl" is also a neat liitle critter even if she is a
bone head at times.

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dogshirt on October 24, 2012, 05:46:09 AM
I think the hard headedness is bred into them, they just will not give up, or quit.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: rich pierce on October 24, 2012, 08:09:38 PM
@ Wattlebuster, if there's no squirrels around you can just admire the rifle!  looks great.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on October 24, 2012, 08:37:06 PM
Dogshirt, that's a terrible tragedy losing your home and possessions.   Thankfully everyone survived okay.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dogshirt on October 25, 2012, 03:27:35 AM
Only casualty was Otto, hunting on the run the day after the fire, and ran right through a hot spot.
Burned between two toes and singed the hair on all paws, but it didn't slow him down! It's that hard head again! ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on October 25, 2012, 06:17:50 AM
Great color on the wood Wattlebuster.  Hope to build a squirrel rifle next and soon. 

my critter gitter has put on some pounds since he recently lost his acorns and also is 7 years (my how time flies) old this month.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Osprey on October 26, 2012, 02:16:05 AM
Here's mine, .40, 42" GM barreled Bedford.  Been out for squirrels once with it, but so far it's killed more deer than limb rats.  Hope to remedy that later in the season...

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: omark west cen colo on November 03, 2012, 03:55:13 AM
my mother in law used to say you should have at least 6 dachsunds so when you called them, maybe 1 would come.    mark ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dogshirt on November 03, 2012, 05:02:21 AM
my mother in law used to say you should have at least 6 dachsunds so when you called them, maybe 1 would come.    mark ;D

Maybe, but I SERIOUSLY doubt it! ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mountainman70 on November 05, 2012, 02:12:32 AM
Here's my squirrel killer.
 Lawd,leatherbelly,I wuz wonderin how hard he shook thet sqack to a turned its fur inter feathers.lol,fine lookin squirrel dog.Dave






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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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: duca on November 05, 2012, 04:07:33 PM
Holy Cow Taylor. That's Awesome! Beautiful Rifle.........
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on November 05, 2012, 07:51:35 PM
Thank you...had a group of Girl Guides out at the range yesterday, shooting her.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Osprey on November 05, 2012, 08:07:07 PM
Girl Guides?!  You Canucks so far out in the boonies you gotta hire an outfitter to help you find women?!   :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on November 06, 2012, 02:00:10 AM
Quite the opposite Osprey.  Here's a couple of pics of the young lady that was in moose camp this fall - the moose she shot the day before I got mine, and of her caping out my trophy.  She is a taxidermist from Switzerland and will be doing a full head mount of my moose.  I'm making her a nice Jaeger rifle in .60 cal. as part of the trade.


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on November 06, 2012, 02:01:28 AM
...we now return you to your thread.  Sorry ( a little).
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Keb on November 10, 2012, 04:15:51 PM
Jeeze. How do you top that? I've posted many of Salvo's guns before but I'm gonna do it again.
 .25 cal built by Salvo. Walnut, forged iron parts, L&R Manton, Rayl rifled barrel. Shoots great but it's a bugger to clean.

(https://i.ibb.co/WBxwFZZ/IMG-2651.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kqHf0jj)

(https://i.ibb.co/pRvb23Q/IMG-2653.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7RJjvGQ)

(https://i.ibb.co/BrY00hM/IMG-2655.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QCxyyWw)

(https://i.ibb.co/NWcSt9K/IMG-2656.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1RF67rT)

I was gonna post pictures of the "Ultimate Squirrel Gun" but I won't bore you all with it again.
It's the .20 cal. smoothbore with an ash stock. :/

edited to fix pictures 7/5/19
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on November 10, 2012, 07:16:39 PM
Keb- a .20 calibre smoothbore?- not a 20 bore, but a .20 cal. smoothbore?   Is it perhaps a smooth rifle, with both front and rear sights, or is it for shot?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Keb on November 11, 2012, 03:27:58 PM
It has a .200" bore. Shoots a .17 pellet or BB. It does have sights, both front & rear. The barrel is sleeved with a total of 4 pieces of tubing. Salvo touted it as the "Ultimate Squirrel Gun" and he shot it indoors as well as outdoors. :/

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on November 12, 2012, 01:28:32 AM
Gamo sells .177 pure lead round balls as well as .22 cal round lead balls. They must be available in the States as well.
http://www.dlairgun.com/Pellets/Gamo/
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: pathfinder on November 13, 2012, 04:04:14 AM
Ok Joe,How does that dbl patchbox work? The ones I make have the screws between the lid's,yours are missing!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TMerkley on November 13, 2012, 07:59:37 AM
It has a .200" bore. Shoots a .17 pellet or BB. It does have sights, both front & rear. The barrel is sleeved with a total of 4 pieces of tubing. Salvo touted it as the "Ultimate Squirrel Gun" and he shot it indoors as well as outdoors. :/

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Sleeved with 4 pieces of tubing?  one inside of the other or 4 lengtwise? 

And how much powder per charge? 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Keb on November 13, 2012, 04:31:00 PM
Sleeved as in a small tube in a bigger tube x 4. I'd say 10-15 gr. 3f if I was to shoot it would be sufficient. I've not shot it only because I don't want to clean it. :/
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Long John on November 22, 2012, 02:41:56 AM
Here is mine, although I browned the barrel since the photos were taken.  That shiney barrel was not good for hitting a mark!

It is 36 caliber, inspired by RCA 65.

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It is good for everything up to and including coyotes.

Best Regards,

John Cholin
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on November 22, 2012, 09:45:48 AM
 Beautiful rifle John.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: heelerau on November 22, 2012, 03:31:08 PM
@!*%, you blokes make some truly impressive rifles !! :)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: david50 on November 22, 2012, 07:33:42 PM
very nice!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on November 23, 2012, 04:15:45 AM
Robby;

That is one beautiful fine lined squirrel rifle you displayed.

Dave
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: dagner on November 26, 2012, 11:20:11 AM
more of the squirrel rifles .you got me drooling. fantastic  guns guys.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TMerkley on November 26, 2012, 05:43:36 PM
Too beautiful to take into the woods!  You'll just have to stand at the back door and snipe them off the bird feeder!  :D ;D  Just kidding!  Love it!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on November 26, 2012, 11:28:15 PM
My, but that's a beautifully built rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on November 27, 2012, 05:46:03 AM
Girl Guides?!  You Canucks so far out in the boonies you gotta hire an outfitter to help you find women?!   :D

Chortle... snort.... hand over mouth... LAUGH OUT LOUD! I tried to hold it in...
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: sz on February 01, 2015, 06:57:09 PM
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on February 01, 2015, 09:03:36 PM
I think it's a good thing to drag up old threads like this one, and add to it as we go.  It's fun to see everyone's squirrel rifles.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Larry Pletcher on February 02, 2015, 12:10:36 AM
This is my Bucks County Schimmel.  Allen Martin used a small Siler lock and a Getz 44" swamped barrel.

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Regards,
Pletch
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smylee grouch on February 02, 2015, 12:25:32 AM
Pletch, just goes to show that a plain gun can be classy-nice lines and finnish on your rifle.   I like it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 02, 2015, 12:43:45 AM
My Balsley made 32 caliber.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mountainman70 on February 02, 2015, 05:22:57 AM
Here's mine,or,was mine.Wife took a shine to her.Pretty Girl is Georgia am black walnut,Ed Rayle 3/4 40 cal 42",antique patchbox and trig guard L&R  lock(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1031.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy373%2Fmountainman70%2FPrettygirl%2520rifle%2F7934eaaf-03d3-4aa9-984c-7e50f3a2873d_zps50d07af6.jpg&hash=99833afd92c818faf7e4add727dd9a3e) (http://s1031.photobucket.com/user/mountainman70/media/Prettygirl%20rifle/7934eaaf-03d3-4aa9-984c-7e50f3a2873d_zps50d07af6.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: gunmaker on February 02, 2015, 09:10:00 AM
My .32, sort a Indiana ?? style 36" bbl.   Right deadly little rascal.....Tom

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: woodsrunner on February 02, 2015, 04:03:15 PM
I'm too "electronically challenged" to figure out how to make photos and post 'em, but if you have a copy of the CLA's Summer 2013 Vol 4, #2 American Tradition Magazine, you can see mine at the top of page 46. Hershel House and Ric Lambert got together and "created" this one for me about 20 years ago, and it's an exact replica of an original from the Spartanburg (Cheraws) South Carolina area where my people settled in the early 1700's. 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: shifty on February 02, 2015, 04:42:38 PM
 iloco=Nice rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 02, 2015, 07:22:24 PM
My kit. You can tell that Mark Wheland learned from Allen Martin, huh? Allen sent me to Mark to build this, using a .25 x 44" Rayl barrel and a Chambers small Siler with bronze plate. The stock is curly maple, but doesn't show in this pic. Mark talked me into the buttplate--he was right.

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I like this one so much I'm getting up for a similar rifle but NC, .40 x 46" A-weight Rice in curly ash.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 02, 2015, 07:33:27 PM
iloco=Nice rifle!

Thanks shifty.  

I am having a 40 caliber with a Rice 44 inch A weight swamped barrel made. It will have the Chambers Colonial VA lock on it with Davis double set triggers.  It will have a maple stock with a dark finish.  Watching my emails everyday waiting on the word its ready to ship to me.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dennis Glazener on February 02, 2015, 08:55:18 PM
Quote
It will have the siler Va lock on it
What type of lock is this? Or do you mean one of Chambers Colonial VA locks?
Dennis
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 02, 2015, 08:59:44 PM
Quote
It will have the siler Va lock on it
What type of lock is this? Or do you mean one of Chambers Colonial VA locks?
Dennis


That is what I meant Dennis.  My brain sometimes does one thing and my typing another.  Thanks for bringing that up.  I corrected my post.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller on February 02, 2015, 09:22:24 PM
My kit. You can tell that Mark Wheland learned from Allen Martin, huh? Allen sent me to Mark to build this, using a .25 x 44" Rayl barrel and a Chambers small Siler with bronze plate. The stock is curly maple, but doesn't show in this pic. Mark talked me into the buttplate--he was right.

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I like this one so much I'm getting up for a similar rifle but NC, .40 x 46" A-weight Rice in curly ash.

 That is one fine looking rodent rouster and that good looking butt plate no
 doubt dampens the recoil of that 25 caliber load. ::).
 On the subject of rasps,a boneheads rasp can be made by using a piece
 of threaded rod and if a die is ran over the existing threads to sharpen them,
 a good short life tool can be made for little or no money.

 Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 02, 2015, 10:16:36 PM
Yeah, Bob, I'm considering cutting back from my 18 grain charge to reduce the bruising and get more than 380 shots from a can of 3f.  ;D

Sure glad his thread was revived!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 03, 2015, 02:38:17 AM
Old thread and times do change.  My new squirrel rifle that was delivered in December is a .32 x 38" A weight swamped transition barrel from Rice.  The lock is a Chambers late Ketland.  Though it's a Tn style poorboy rifle I chose brass rather than iron just to be different.

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Post by: EC121 on February 03, 2015, 03:51:49 PM
Here is my .30cal x 3/4" x 42" North Carlina rifle built by Mike Miller.  According to Mr. Ivey's book that style of PB was used in Randolph and Guilford counties.  Fun gun for backyard shooting.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby on February 03, 2015, 05:25:27 PM
I finished this up and was able to sight in a couple weeks ago during a brief January thaw. Yeowey, Its a head shooter for sure!!!! It is a 42", .36 Cal. Very slim and light swamped Rice barrel that Jason offered here recently. Not a copy of any one gun, but a compilation of Western North Carolina guns in my attempt to capture the clean line and rugged beauty of these guns. I referenced the guns featured in Willian Ivey's wonderful book "North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865". I used The Gillespie castings offered by Dennis for the butt cap and trigger guard, Bails lock. It is a shooters gun and even as light as it is, it comes to point and holds steady.
Robby






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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mountainman70 on February 03, 2015, 06:21:51 PM
Nice lookin guns,all y'all.Funny thing,when I got back in to this endevour in 2008,it was them Hawken guns .Now I like buildin and shooting these lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng slim rifles.Still like the Hawken guns.Variety is the Spice o Life.keep warm,fellows.Dave F :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 03, 2015, 07:28:52 PM
That long skinny rifle is a beauti, Robby. I really like it. My .32 only has a 38" bl. and it would be 100 times better if 42" or so.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: EC121 on February 04, 2015, 12:40:53 AM
Here is sqrldog's Frank Bartlett .32.  Curly ash stock.  Don't know the specs.  He'll have to add them.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 04, 2015, 12:52:18 AM
Robby, that's a really slender, trim and good looking rifle.  Mine's 38" and has the barrel Jason Schneider recommended to me.  I'd have preferred a 42" but.....
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WKevinD on February 04, 2015, 12:53:07 AM
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46"Rice  .40 /Chambers Late Ketland
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller on February 04, 2015, 01:58:13 AM
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46"Rice  .40 /Chambers Late Ketland

Another good looking rodent rouster.What's the LOP?

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daveco on February 04, 2015, 03:42:04 AM

 These are some great looking squirrel busters! I am loving this thread!  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WKevinD on February 04, 2015, 05:10:41 AM
46"Rice  .40 /Chambers Late Ketland
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Another good looking rodent rouster.What's the LOP?

Bob Roller
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Thanks Bob, LOP is 13 3/4, weight is a shade over 5 lbs
Kevin
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Herb on February 04, 2015, 08:15:52 AM
I built one .36 caliber Samuel Faries flintlock (Ohio Long Rifles Volume I, and in Behold The Longrifle).  Sterling silver mounted.   I never got to shoot it more than to regulate the sights when Sandy bought it for her husband Keith.
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But it would shoot.  This is a one-shot target at 100 yards for closest to the red dot.  See the .36 caliber hole in the dot?  Off hand, too.  These are the only two pictures I have of it.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: woodsrunner on February 04, 2015, 06:06:06 PM
Very beautiful rifle, Robby! Looks about identical to my .32cal House/Lambert rifle which is duplicated from an original South Carolina Mountain rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dennis Glazener on February 05, 2015, 12:13:12 AM
I built this one several years ago. It has a reworked late Ketland lock with roller bearings on the tumbler shaft. Also reworked main and frizzen springs. The barrel is a A profile 44" radius rifled 32 Rice barrel. It easily shoots one hole groups at 30 yds. One of these days I am going to even take it squirrel hunting ;D

The stock is cherry, the guard and BP are some I had in my junk parts bin that I reworked. No particular style unless you want to call it a Powhatan County VA school ;D

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on February 05, 2015, 07:25:59 PM
You guys have inspired me to get that .32 Ed Rayl barrel I picked up a while back into some wood. I have taken a few with my .50. Head shots or bark them. All that is left on head shots is a flap of skin and 2 ears.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 06, 2015, 04:55:57 AM
Yeah I agree, David R. - I do wish Taylor would get building that .25 he has already had inlet into a walnut stock (David R.). Can you imagine what a joy bunny shooting that would be?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on February 06, 2015, 06:22:19 AM
Aye, all these neat and slim, bitty-bore guns; and mine is just a hunk of wood some metal bits and an idea or two.

Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 07, 2015, 11:39:01 PM
That's where they all start, Wade - have at her!!  Best wishes - then a picture.
Daryl
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on February 09, 2015, 08:25:30 AM
  Daryls, ever eat a red "brush grizzly"? Sam ate one once but puked it up in bed,ya...my bed! >:(
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 09, 2015, 08:25:57 PM
No I haven't, LB -- but -- I tested barking a few with the .69 one fall - very touchy shooting that is, too far into the tree, no effect, if perfect, they fly about 30'. LOL - If too close to the squirrel, spreads them all over the place.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on February 11, 2015, 11:28:54 PM
 Girl Guides?!  You Canucks so far out in the boonies you gotta hire an outfitter to help you find women?!

I like your way of thinking tho!! ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TDW on February 14, 2015, 12:21:27 AM
Here is one of mine.

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 It's a .36 cal, swamped "A" weight Rice barrel, 44 inches long. I don't think the rifle weighs more than 7 lbs.  Packdog6 made this for me a few years back. It is a delight to carry all day, and it makes me look like a much better shooter than I am. I need to take better pictures of it, and of my .40 squirrel rifle. I might get to take this one to Missouri this year and try my luck on "real" squirrels !!
Tom

 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on February 14, 2015, 12:39:55 AM
Well here is my (future) squirrel rifle. 36 cal. GM 44" swamped barrel, Chambers Queen Anne lock, walnut from a blank etc etc... She's been considerably thinned since this first photo but I still have a ways to go. I managed to drill the RR hole downwards toward the end of its run so the forearm will be a bit thick but I can live with it. I intend to keep it once she's done, hope she shoots, been a fun project.

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dave

Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 14, 2015, 12:55:42 AM
TDW I like your rifle a lot.  I want one like that in 32 caliber.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 14, 2015, 04:14:38 AM
I like your choice of lock, Dave. I have most of the findings in hand for a build that includes that same lock with a bronze plate. Premium curly ash plank and a .40 x 46" A-Rice. I figure some engraving and aging so it looks like a repurposed pistol lock, but otherwise pretty much looking newish.

Thanks to all for sharing these fly rods of the rifle world.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on February 14, 2015, 07:27:27 PM
Kermit: thanks, I like it too, for its relitively small size I think it fits the gun just fine.

dave
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 14, 2015, 10:05:25 PM
So far I haven't seen anything I didn't like a lot on this thread.  IMHO this is a wonderful thread for those who love to see pics of small game rifles meant for taking into the woods.  As best as I can figure we have a long way to go with these pics of slender squirrel takers before we can even think about taking a breather.  These are my favorite type rifles, those meant for real and lazy day hunting.  With the big bores it's "bang" and hunts over.  With these little pill shooters that first "crack" is just the beginning.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on February 15, 2015, 06:12:00 PM
There are some awesome squirrel rifles on this thread!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on February 16, 2015, 04:15:35 AM
There are some awesome squirrel rifles on this thread!

Gotta love squirrel rifles.
Maybe my all time favorite thread.

PJC
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TDW on February 16, 2015, 06:25:15 PM
I'm with you, Pat !!
   My favorite day in the woods will always include a long, light, flint small bore. Many times I don't even bother to shoot! I always come home from a squirrel hunt feeling refreshed and stress free. My wife refers to it as "Squirrel Therapy" and pretty much pushes me out of the house  ;)

Keep 'em coming, Gentlemen !!
Tom W.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby on February 17, 2015, 05:29:59 PM
Okay, last one from me. I made this for my wife about thirteen years ago. A petite woman, so a petite rifle. She no longer shoots, but allows me to use it on occasion ;D. Bails lock, home grown black cherry and a GM, .32, 42" barrel, german silver furniture. I do remember going through a full pack of jewelers saw blades cutting out the patch box, I Think I have gotten a little better with that tool since then. Oh yeah, it is a real shooter!!!!!
Robby

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 17, 2015, 05:36:54 PM
Nice rifle Robby.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 17, 2015, 09:39:43 PM
The word "exquisite" comes to mind.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Wobblyshot on February 18, 2015, 01:09:21 AM
It falls short of a lot of the ones I've seen on this site and it ain't quite PC but it sure does shoot.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on February 18, 2015, 03:59:12 AM
Wobblyshot what caliber is that Tennessee rifle?  Very sharp looking.  Good shooting too!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Wobblyshot on February 18, 2015, 04:55:45 PM
It's a 32. The load that produced that target was 25 grs goex 3fg, ticking patched Hornady "0" buck, ballistol water mix for lube, and prime with null B. That target represents probably the best I've ever shot group wise at 25 yards.

The rifle was put together mostly by a friend because I didn't have time to do it myself. I ended up tweeking the stock shape and applying the finish. It has some age on it. If I'm remembering correctly the barrel is a Montana 13/16" straight sided. The stock was a pre-carve Pecatonica second that I dug out of the pile at Friendship. The triggers are Davis and it's a Siler small lock kit that I put together myself. Overall' it's a very fun gun to shoot.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 18, 2015, 10:58:18 PM
You weren't joking when you said it could shoot!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on February 19, 2015, 02:51:47 AM
I am hoping a builder that I have used before will be able to build me a nice Tennessee or Southern Mountain rifle in 40 cal - "A" weight barrel - either 42 or 44 inches.  He has been very ill since the beginning of November. Out of respect, I can't say what is wrong with him, but he is on the slow mend.  I don't know if he will be able to build rifles again or not.  I am afraid to even ask him if he will be able to build again.  It would be a shame if he is no long able to, as he is only in his 50's and has been building muzzleloaders for over 30 years.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 19, 2015, 07:28:04 PM
It's a 32. The load that produced that target was 25 grs goex 3fg, ticking patched Hornady "0" buck, ballistol water mix for lube, and prime with null B. That target represents probably the best I've ever shot group wise at 25 yards.

The rifle was put together mostly by a friend because I didn't have time to do it myself. I ended up tweeking the stock shape and applying the finish. It has some age on it. If I'm remembering correctly the barrel is a Montana 13/16" straight sided. The stock was a pre-carve Pecatonica second that I dug out of the pile at Friendship. The triggers are Davis and it's a Siler small lock kit that I put together myself. Overall' it's a very fun gun to shoot.

Really good, Wobblyshot looks great!  How's it shoot off a rest at 50yards?

I found my 38", .32 would do similar to yours above, at 25 yards using a mere 20gr. 2f, however at 50yards, that load opened to about 2 1/2". In order to tighten the group at 50 using the same lube, patch and ball, I had to increase the load to 35gr. at which it would put 5 into 1 inch, but no better. Increasing the load further opened the group, decreasing the load from 35gr. opened the group. I found that merely using 35gr. all the time, solved the accuracy problems at longer ranges. I also had to increase to 40gr. for an oiled or greased patch to maintain accuracy and that did well on the 100yard targets too. Just have to listen carefully for the "tink".  That little 42gr. ball does not make much noise when it hits a heavy steel target.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: moleeyes36 on February 19, 2015, 08:16:19 PM
I am hoping a builder that I have used before will be able to build me a nice Tennessee or Southern Mountain rifle in 40 cal - "A" weight barrel - either 42 or 44 inches.  He has been very ill since the beginning of November. Out of respect, I can't say what is wrong with him, but he is on the slow mend.  I don't know if he will be able to build rifles again or not.  I am afraid to even ask him if he will be able to build again.  It would be a shame if he is no long able to, as he is only in his 50's and has been building muzzleloaders for over 30 years.

Don,

Just a thought on the "A" profile barrel.  They're nice and light (e.g., Rice "Squirrel Barrels") to carry in the woods all day for hunting.  However, an "A" profile barrel in .40 caliber is pretty light and some people like a little more weight out there for steady off-hand target shooting.  On the other hand, some people do just fine with a very light barrel on a target rifle. 

I want to build a Gillespie rifle with a .40 caliber, 44" barrel but I find a "B" profile in that caliber hangs steadier for me for off-hand shooting.  It's all a matter of personal preference.  I don't know how you intend to primarily use the rifle or if you're in the heavier barreled or lighter barreled off-hand target rifle camp, but it's something to think about.

Mole Eyes
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 19, 2015, 10:29:17 PM
I agree, moleeyes36.  My .40 has a "B" weight barrel and hangs rather well even though it's only 38".  And it's still an easy-to-carry rifle in the woods.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wes k on February 19, 2015, 11:20:54 PM
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My .32
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: caddo on February 19, 2015, 11:49:44 PM
Nice Wes K
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on February 20, 2015, 01:00:37 AM
I guess a "B" weight in a 40 caliber would hold better.  I know my .32 Tennessee rifle, straight barrel - 13/16 across the flats holds really nice. You are right about a little weight forward holds better for me.  I would mostly be using it for wood walks and small game.  I don't have a photobucket account or I would post pictures of my .32.  If someone would like to post them for me, I would email some pictures of it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Wobblyshot on February 20, 2015, 03:02:08 AM
It's a 32. The load that produced that target was 25 grs goex 3fg, ticking patched Hornady "0" buck, ballistol water mix for lube, and prime with null B. That target represents probably the best I've ever shot group wise at 25 yards.

The rifle was put together mostly by a friend because I didn't have time to do it myself. I ended up tweeking the stock shape and applying the finish. It has some age on it. If I'm remembering correctly the barrel is a Montana 13/16" straight sided. The stock was a pre-carve Pecatonica second that I dug out of the pile at Friendship. The triggers are Davis and it's a Siler small lock kit that I put together myself. Overall' it's a very fun gun to shoot.

Really good, Wobblyshot looks great!  How's it shoot off a rest at 50yards?

I found my 38", .32 would do similar to yours above, at 25 yards using a mere 20gr. 2f, however at 50yards, that load opened to about 2 1/2". In order to tighten the group at 50 using the same lube, patch and ball, I had to increase the load to 35gr. at which it would put 5 into 1 inch, but no better. Increasing the load further opened the group, decreasing the load from 35gr. opened the group. I found that merely using 35gr. all the time, solved the accuracy problems at longer ranges. I also had to increase to 40gr. for an oiled or greased patch to maintain accuracy and that did well on the 100yard targets too. Just have to listen carefully for the "tink".  That little 42gr. ball does not make much noise when it hits a heavy steel target.

The barrel on mine is 42" and 20gr just doesn't seem to get it....more of a poof than the crack it makes with 25gr. Most of my shooting is offhand and all I can say is that when I call a shot at 50 yards and then look through the spotting scope it's where I think it should be. At 100 yards I'll bump the charge up to 35gr and on a calm day I feel that if I'm on my game I could keep them all in the black. That doesn't happen very often, however.  ;D
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Post by: little joe on February 20, 2015, 06:18:34 AM
Wobblyshot  Was the crow target shot off hand?
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Post by: Leatherbelly on March 06, 2015, 11:09:59 PM
    Has anyone built a squirrel rifle around a Bucks Co. platform? 
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Post by: Larry Pletcher on March 07, 2015, 01:52:15 AM
    Has anyone built a squirrel rifle around a Bucks Co. platform? 

Allen Martin built me this Bucks Co Schimmel. 

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This piece is VERY slim.  Tom Snyder picked it up and said, "Allen didn't leave an oz of extra wood, did he."  (.40 cal Getz barrel 44" long)

Regards,
Pletch
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Post by: LH on March 07, 2015, 04:08:04 AM
fine looking rifle Pletch 8)  I don't think I've ever seen a rifle I thought was too slender,  but I've seen a lot that are too chunky out front.   
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Post by: T. Nienaber on March 07, 2015, 09:36:08 PM
These are all some very fine looking rifles! Very jealous!!

~Tony
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Post by: hanshi on March 07, 2015, 10:20:15 PM
More!  More!  More!........
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Post by: iloco on March 13, 2015, 10:57:46 PM
Got my 40 caliber Early Va Rifle today.  Built by Joe Schell.  It has a Rice 44 inch A weight barrel.  Chambers lock with Davis triggers.  Patchbox hand made by Joe.  Can;t wait for the rain to stop so can shoot it.
 It is the first rifle showing on Joes blog here.  http://joeschell.blogspot.com/

What loads do you that shoot 40's use.
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Post by: wattlebuster on March 14, 2015, 12:32:52 AM
My .40 likes 30 grns of fffg puching a .380 self cast ball wrapped in a 018 pillow tick patch. Bear grease or deer tallow for lube. One works just as good as the other. Im waiting on a pistol build from Joe. Let us know how yours shoots
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Post by: wattlebuster on March 14, 2015, 12:41:43 AM
Just looked. Fine looking rifle iloco ;D
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Post by: Dennis Glazener on March 14, 2015, 01:48:59 AM
Quote
Can;t wait for the rain to stop so can shoot it.
Actually Iloco there is a little known law, in your part of Virginia, that you can't shoot a 40 flintlock after March 12 until after Nov 1. Guess you will have to ship it to me and I'll check it out for ya ;D

Nice looking rifle.
Dennis
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Post by: iloco on March 14, 2015, 02:05:38 AM
Quote
Can;t wait for the rain to stop so can shoot it.
Actually Iloco there is a little known law, in your part of Virginia, that you can't shoot a 40 flintlock after March 12 until after Nov 1. Guess you will have to ship it to me and I'll check it out for ya ;D

Nice looking rifle.
Dennis

I didn't know they had laws in my part of the woods. I thought it was open season anytime.  That is when I was much younger.
All the hunting I do now is at the local range shooting paper targets.  Getting to old to climb those mountains.

UPDATE:   Got to the range and had a lot of fun shooting the 40 caliber.
 I was using 35 grains of 3F with .390 and some .395 round balls.  I could not tell any difference between the 2.
 Started out shooting low at 25 yards so filed the front
sight down to where its dead on at 25.
 Will be going back later in the week to see how it does at 50 yards.
I like the Rice barrel a lot.  I wish I had Rice to cone the barrel for me but I can make out with out it.

 I want a 32 caliber rifle using the same barrel.  It will be coned. It will make the small ball a lot easier to load.  
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Post by: bob in the woods on March 18, 2015, 08:14:26 PM
With all these beautiful squirrel rifles around, does anyone have a good recipe for squirrel ?  I only ever had one, and it was tough to skin, and even tougher to eat  ???   Something close to how I imagine a bicycle tire would cook up ;D
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Post by: iloco on March 18, 2015, 08:19:32 PM
We at my home fry them in a big cast iron skillet untill a crispy brown color. Sometimes roll them in flour.
 Thats only way I know.   Very tasty when done this way.
I guess a person could boil them and then brown them in a frying pan or oven.
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Post by: Robby on March 18, 2015, 09:20:43 PM
Bob, I cook them twice. Parboil them, let them cool to room temp, refrigerate till I'm ready to cook, then pan fry  like Ilco. Sometimes I grill them with a few chunks of hickory thrown on the charcoal. Tender as can be.
Robin
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Post by: Daryl on March 19, 2015, 02:37:51 AM
A squirrel (black or grey or fox) stew is good.  I've also soaked them overnight in a milk bath, or salted water bath in the fridge.  Then floured and fried. Yes - the squirrel's hide is very strong, especially at the back of the neck and down the back. Been a long time, but seems to me there are 2 scent Kernals (glands) that need to be removed off the back legs - or is it the fronts? Long time, as I said - 40 years ago.
If fried and the left overs are frozen- keep the leftovers from pheasant, grouse, squirrel, rabbit and groundhog - then once you get enough stock piled, chop them up fairly small pieces and make a big loaf of head-cheese out of them with a good thick ring of salty gelatin all around - delicious in sandwiches- HA! - I was in elementary school last time I had this and my mouth is watering just recanting it. GET SOME!
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Post by: LH on March 19, 2015, 05:29:50 AM
We always cook em in a pressure cooker for about 15 minutes then batter and fryem in a skillet.  Pour in a little milk for gravy and simmer an hour or two after frying.  When I was a kid,  we never cut the heads off either.  Tongue and brain is mighty fine eatin.   ;)
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Post by: Kermit on March 19, 2015, 09:00:44 AM
Where I was dragged up there was a dearth of skwerrels, so I learned to head shoot roosting grouse. Wish I still lived in grouse country. My mouth's watering.
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Post by: Robby on March 19, 2015, 12:35:28 PM
Just my opinion, but ruff grouse is the best game bird I've ever eaten.
Robby
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Post by: iloco on March 19, 2015, 04:52:52 PM
Ruffled grouse and quail are both good to eat. 
 Raining again so will have to put off shooting the 40 till weekend or next week.
Any one have squirrel rifles that have not been shown.  I like to look at them.
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Post by: Daryl on March 20, 2015, 04:22:12 AM
Spot-on, Robby - a feed of Ruffed Grouse (Willow Grouse) is a treat. Last fall, while attempting to recuperate from a knee replacement the previous month, I went for a drive and shot a couple grouse. I then made the mistake of stopping in at my daughter's house on the way home and she made me give them to her. Oh well.  Next year, perhaps I'll feel like going out for more- for both of us.

Seared, then cubed and simmered in an onion soup mix makes a terrific sauce over rice or noodles.
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Post by: Don Adams on March 20, 2015, 04:36:30 AM
I love ruffed grouse - I think it is the best tasting game bird there is. The wife used to fix it with gravy from the drippings.  Sure do miss hunting them.  The population of grouse here now a days is just pitiful.
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Post by: David R. on March 20, 2015, 06:02:23 AM
I always keep a sack in my pocket and skin the squirrels as soon as I shoot them then put 'em in the sack. They are a lot easier to skin warm and it only takes a few seconds. Then when I get home I don't have a half a dozen hard stiff squirrels to deal with. Only the rifle to clean. I dump them in a pot of salted water overnight. I usually parboil them if I am going to fry them. Roll in flour, salt and pepper and brown them good. Make gravy in the skillet afterward.
Big ole red squirrels are tough some times. Boil them till the meat is falling off bones and then bone the meat out and make a cream gravy on it and eat on hot home made biscuits. My grandmother didn't like it when I hunted them with a rifle. She considered squirrel brains a delicacy. She cooked them head and all and cracked them open like a nut with an old butter knife handle.
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Post by: bigsmoke on March 21, 2015, 02:30:55 AM
Grouse and noodles - tough to beat!!   ;D
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Post by: Hungry Horse on March 21, 2015, 06:57:26 AM
 I soak them for a few hours in buttermilk. There is an enzyme in buttermilk that breaks down the connective tissue, and make them tender. It works on pheasant, wild turkeys, and grouse, as well. I either flour them, and fry them, or cook them low, and slow, in my smoker with apple wood chips.
 Back in the hills my great uncle made shoe laces out of squirrel hide because it was so tough, he said you could't break it. But he proved himself wrong one day. He was running bullets for a little Wishom squirrel rifle, made in Newton County Arkansas, and dropped a fresh cast ball into the top of his boot, that was only half laced up. He ripped those laces out like they were made of straw.
                      Hungry horse
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Post by: Kermit on March 21, 2015, 09:10:54 AM
I used to take flour, butter, and a bottle of good white wine when grouse hunting. Skin and split them, brown in the butter, pour in about a quarter of the bottle, cover and slow simmer. Eat 'em and drink the rest of the wine.

Squirrel rifles sure are useful tools.
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Post by: iloco on March 21, 2015, 04:17:07 PM
I think we need to open a thread on cooking squirrel and wild game.   We have gotten off track of what this thread was suppose to be, Let's See Your Squirrel Rifle.
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Post by: bob in the woods on March 21, 2015, 04:35:06 PM
Yes, a separate thread would be a good idea. Thanks for all the cooking advice  :)   Maybe I just had a tough old squirrel. 
Let's see some more rifles !
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Post by: Kermit on March 21, 2015, 06:34:59 PM
Mark Herman (Smokinbuck) sent me these photos of his .29. Second rifle down on the wall, I believe. I think I'll let him tell the story. Might get us back on topic. Mea culpa...


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Post by: smokinbuck on March 21, 2015, 06:50:50 PM
Thank you Krrmit, I appreciate your help. The rifle has a 41.75 X .75 inch barrel that Mikes out at .29 caliber. The barrel is marked W.M. Large, no J's, and has a capital L on the bottom muzzle face. The lock is home made and functions like a new one. Whoever built the rifle took it to about 85% but knew the basics, it appears he also cast the trigger guard. I inherited the rifle and the gentleman I got it from couldn't tell me who the builder was, only that he got it in the 50's. It will scramble squirrels brains out to about 40 yards with  20 grains of FFFG and a .285 round ball with .015 patch.
Mark
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Post by: hanshi on March 22, 2015, 02:44:13 AM
I love these threads on squirrel rifles and there have been a lot of beauties posted here.  Won't hurt me iffin it continues.

My grandmother, who raised me, parboiled squirrel then fried it; all that was added at that point was a set of teeth. 

Squirrel tongue???  Hmmm...I prefer deep fried chicken lips to that.  Oh, and brains are for zombies.
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Post by: Dewey on March 22, 2015, 04:23:30 AM
My .32, sort a Indiana ?? style 36" bbl.   Right deadly little rascal.....Tom

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Mine, now !!!
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Post by: Don Adams on March 26, 2015, 03:57:15 AM
I asked Iloco to post some pictures of my squirrel rifle.  It is a .32 caliber Tennessee style rifle, browned hardware.  13/16 x 42" barrel, L&R Manton Flintlock.  Davis double set triggers, trigger pull is 13 7/8 to the front trigger.  Feels good in the hand, just enough weight on the front to hold it steady.  Accurate and very fun rifle to shoot.
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Post by: iloco on March 26, 2015, 04:03:33 AM
Here are some pictures of Don's rifle. Very nice.

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Post by: Don Adams on March 26, 2015, 04:04:46 AM
Thanks Iloco!  I really appreciate the help in posting the pictures
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Post by: crowbarforge on March 27, 2015, 03:09:01 PM
I have a Joe Schell .32 southern style that is just about perfect.  I will post some pictures when I get back in town. Joe builds a very fine rifle gun for VERY reasonable cost.
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Post by: hanshi on March 27, 2015, 06:37:00 PM
Don, that's a very good looking rifle and I like it.  Some might criticize the buck horn rear sight but it's because they don't understand its use.  My Tn .32 rifle has a buck horn rear that works perfectly.  The bottom notch is for 25yds to 50yds or a little farther.  For, say, 100 and up it is a great peep sight, although the specific distances are up to the individual.  For long range fun shooting the top opening works like a charm.  Congratulations on a really nice SMR Tn squirrel picker.
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Post by: Don Adams on March 28, 2015, 02:31:32 AM
Thanks Hanshi. I agree with the buckhorn sight. The lower notch is great at 25 - 40 yards. It really does act like a peep sight at further distances. Easy to control left and right impact as well. If it is off, it is because I pulled it by not following through the shot.
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Post by: Don Steele on March 28, 2015, 02:30:14 PM
While I'm waiting for Jason to build me a barrel for MY future squirrel rifle, I'm enjoying this thread quite a lot. ;)
Hanshi....I'm another one of those who were guilty of ignorance of the proper use of the buckhorn sight...!!
One of my fellow-travelers at our blackpowder range offered to let me shoot his LH 40 cal. (flint) longrifle a short time back. I've never had a buckhorn sight.
I pulled her up, sighted through the buckhorn at 25 yds, and promptly put a 40 cal hole through the top of the target. I didn't mind the shot placement..this exercise was for familiarity. We loaded her back up, I took careful aim and my second shot went right next to the first one.
Hey, this is good news I thought...so I told my buddy, "I seem to be able to shoot this thing...but I'd have to do some serious cutting on the sights to get her dialed in".
THAT was when he asked me if I had noticed the tiny notch in the BASE of the buckhorn..!! ::)
WELL NOW. ;D...using the notch...my third shot went in the black, and I was on the phone soon thereafter, ordering a rifle.

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Post by: gunmaker on March 28, 2015, 06:43:49 PM
Little early, but here's a start.  curly sugar maple blank,  late Ketland flint, Home made steel trim, Grn. Mt. 13/16" 42" .36 cal. Bbl.  Sort a Carolina style.   Stay tuned....Tom

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Post by: Bill Ladd on March 28, 2015, 08:04:36 PM
Little early, but here's a start.  curly sugar maple blank,  late Ketland flint, Home made steel trim, Grn. Mt. 13/16" 42" .36 cal. Bbl.  Sort a Carolina style.   Stay tuned....Tom

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A lucky cuss who gets thet there riffle.
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Post by: hanshi on March 28, 2015, 08:21:53 PM
This thread should be a sticky!
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Post by: Kopfjaeger on March 29, 2015, 01:12:01 AM
Mark Herman (Smokinbuck) sent me these photos of his .29. Second rifle down on the wall, I believe. I think I'll let him tell the story. Might get us back on topic. Mea culpa...


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I see a Dixie Tennessee Rifle ( either .50 caliber mountain rifle or .32 caliber squirrel rifle. ) I still have my Dixie Tennessee Squirrel Rifle in flintlock. It shoots as good as my three custom squirrel rifles. Heck of a .32 caliber squirrel rifle for a production gun.
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Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on April 01, 2015, 07:30:56 PM
I think that this is the first morning since the beginning of this thread that there has been no new post added!!  Quite a thread.
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Post by: Leatherbelly on April 01, 2015, 09:56:40 PM
   Find a poplar tree. Skin some bark off and eat it. LOL!! That's how the rabbits taste around here. Can't imagine what Red Squirrel, beaver, muskrat, packrat tastes like!  eeYuk!  ;D
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Post by: bob in the woods on April 01, 2015, 10:21:14 PM
If you put enough garlic and hot chill peppers in it, it's not too bad …squirrel that is.  I actually like beaver. We roast them , or stew them .  I haven't had muskrat since I was a boy in Manitoba.  My great Aunt used to can ground hogs.  But just the young ones  [ Spring ]    The older ones taste "earthy" ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on April 02, 2015, 03:55:59 AM
We've had barbecued beaver at some of our state trapping conventions. Tastes like roast beef.  Shreds like roast beef and it is good!  I need to watch the person that prepares it, from the field to the table.  Have to make sure you don't get any castor on it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on April 02, 2015, 06:40:46 AM
We've had barbecued beaver at some of our state trapping conventions. Tastes like roast beef.  Shreds like roast beef and it is good!  I need to watch the person that prepares it, from the field to the table.  Have to make sure you don't get any castor on it.



Come on, now.  You know they taste like chicken. ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 02, 2015, 06:59:55 PM
1/2 stocked squirrel rifle, for big squirrels

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F2boreSep4.jpg&hash=13bf23badc539441a3d7b5446706fb06) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/2boreSep4.jpg.html)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F2Boremuzzle.jpg&hash=1ffaded030b68154c9642975faf9092f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/2Boremuzzle.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 02, 2015, 07:01:53 PM
Put some nuts in the barrel and when the squirrel goes in to get them, you pull the trigger?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on April 02, 2015, 09:53:45 PM
You mean "a nut" pulls the trigger at that point.  My shoulder started hurting as soon as I looked at the pic.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JTR on April 02, 2015, 10:02:38 PM
Love that front sight!
John
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Post by: Kermit on April 03, 2015, 12:08:26 AM
I'm liking the anti-recoil ramrod retainer. Without it the ramrod falls on the ground with each shot.

Since the last wooly mammoths long ago sank into the tar pits, there's not much need for such a pumpkin hurler in these parts.

***********************************

But back to peashooters. I just remembered that Keb has this Salvo-made .20 cal OTR ash-stocked smoothrifle on his site. Gamo sells .177 cal roundballs. I purely love ths little flinter.

http://muskratandholland.choppix.com/index.php?mact=Gallery,m6e73e,default,1&m6e73edir=Rifles%2F20-cal-Squirrel-Rifle%2F&m6e73ereturnid=57&page=57
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: T. Nienaber on April 03, 2015, 01:18:05 AM
Wow!  You could almost fall in!

~Tony
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smokinbuck on April 03, 2015, 01:26:34 AM
I like big bores and big guns, I love it. Big bores on little targets make you a more accurate shooter, or a hungry hunter. And it's built on the correct side.
Mark
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Post by: WKevinD on April 03, 2015, 02:26:35 AM
I'm thinkin golf balls!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on April 03, 2015, 04:47:10 AM
Gives new meaning to barking a squirrel - instead of picking out buckshot, you would have to pick out splinters - no make that toothpicks!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 03, 2015, 08:26:32 PM
Gives new meaning to barking a squirrel - instead of picking out buckshot, you would have to pick out splinters - no make that toothpicks!

LOl - 2 bore - 1.350" bore. 8 ounce ball. Steve Zihn Wyoming, maker.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: dagner on April 13, 2015, 07:34:07 AM
1/2 stocked squirrel rifle, for big squirrels

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F2boreSep4.jpg&hash=13bf23badc539441a3d7b5446706fb06) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/2boreSep4.jpg.html)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F2Boremuzzle.jpg&hash=1ffaded030b68154c9642975faf9092f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/2Boremuzzle.jpg.html)

  daryl   I love your t rex gun please send me a email explaining the gun and load you use.a guy named lizard brought a wall gun over to coons chunk shoot the  load was 300 grains of 1 1/2  and was a 4 bore. looked like a golf ball .well I be darned at 60 yards shot off of belly over a log that darned thing kept hitting a 4 inch circle all day long.slid the shooters back about 2 feet . you do great gun work .the stock is outstanding

dagner49@charter.net

thanks dag
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Post by: Daryl on April 13, 2015, 05:54:59 PM
PM sent, dagner
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dewey on April 14, 2015, 04:18:31 AM
Dang ... some of those guns could shoot squirrels ... out the barrel, LOL !!!   :o ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: B Staley on April 20, 2015, 08:39:20 PM
32 Cal.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi45.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ff60%2Fstabow%2F1B54B62F-3306-4AD8-8ABA-6DB79FF17F39.jpg&hash=e0c4cbe7be7fd926c16e1806ea2199ad) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/stabow/media/1B54B62F-3306-4AD8-8ABA-6DB79FF17F39.jpg.html)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi45.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ff60%2Fstabow%2F7B503AAC-113B-4699-9848-49427A90EA9D.jpg&hash=9be6e77b73d7809e391e77670a2b3c1a) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/stabow/media/7B503AAC-113B-4699-9848-49427A90EA9D.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on April 20, 2015, 09:14:32 PM
Looks like a really nice rig, Mr. Staley...and deadly too!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby on April 20, 2015, 10:00:12 PM
And the lock is on the correct side too! Nice!!
Robby
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on April 20, 2015, 10:24:24 PM
Don't you just love a nice .32 squirrel longrifle?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on April 20, 2015, 10:47:02 PM
Don't you just love a nice .32 squirrel longrifle?
Yes I do.  Having one made now with a 46 inch rice swamped barrel in 32 caliber. Round face early colonial chambers lock.  Will be made in the style of an Early Va Rifle. Should have it by fall or squirrel season.
I really enjoy shooting a 32 caliber rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on April 20, 2015, 11:33:47 PM
That is a sharp looking rifle. Strange that the lock is on the "wrong" side - at least for me it is. :)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 21, 2015, 02:13:13 AM
Was wondering - are there any original antique long rifles built with locks on the left side?  If not, then do then owners of these non-period correct long rifles use a short starter and tight loads when loading - just curious, is all?  :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on April 21, 2015, 02:15:18 AM
S#1t disturber!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smokinbuck on April 21, 2015, 03:50:42 PM
Got lucky recently and picked up what could be a stout mans squirrel gun, just plain heavy. Original David Hudson rifle out of Napolean, Ohio in Henry County. He was a deaf mute who worked from 1875 - 1900. It is a half stock in .31 caliber with, what appears to be, a home made back action lock and triggers. The triggers and lock work like they were made yesterday and there is good rifling left in the bore. The rear sight is mounted with one screw and resists rotating with the elevation bar being in a barrel slot. It has a walnut stock with brass hardware. The barrel is tapered from 1 3/16 to 15/16 in 34". It has a hooked breach with a very nice snail. I have found no repairs inside or out, just plenty of crud. I believe this is going to be a shooter. Sorry, can't post but can send pics.
Mark
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on April 21, 2015, 05:39:41 PM
I could try posting them for you, Mark.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smokinbuck on April 21, 2015, 07:38:02 PM
Thanks Kermit, I'll send some to you.
Mark
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on April 21, 2015, 10:54:20 PM
Smokinbuck's pix:

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smokinbuck on April 21, 2015, 11:57:53 PM
Kermit,
Thank you. Apparently all the PIX didn'T make it, there was also a full length pic. Maybe I'll try that one again.
Mar
the
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on April 22, 2015, 03:19:25 AM
Full length came through this time.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1086.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj452%2FKermit45%2F39212d2ea6e733c4bc5b4865471fb646_zpsoa6hjucv.jpg&hash=407534467be91e31970f2e842fd2e661)
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Post by: smokinbuck on April 22, 2015, 04:25:30 AM
Kermit,
Thanks, hate to be a pest.
Mark
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Post by: iloco on April 22, 2015, 03:58:56 PM
smokinbuck that is a nice halfstock rifle you have found.  Let us know how it shoots when you get it cleaned up.
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Post by: hanshi on April 22, 2015, 10:36:26 PM
I'm also curious how it shoots; should be quite accurate.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Skychief on April 25, 2015, 12:05:29 AM
Holy cow!!!

2700+ views of this thread!!!

Should I be given a prize or something as the original poster? ;D

Some great rifles everybody!!! ;)

Best regards, Skychief
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Post by: Robby on April 25, 2015, 12:38:27 AM
Cool idea, lots of great squirrel guns (and cannon ;D), thanks Skychief!!!
Robby
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Post by: Skychief on April 25, 2015, 11:32:56 PM
B Staley, what material was used for that black end cap?  That's sharp!

Thanks, Skychief.
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Post by: Daryl on April 27, 2015, 06:45:48 PM
Longrifle? Looks like blued (blackened) steel.
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Post by: hanshi on April 27, 2015, 11:45:35 PM
Again, what a great thread.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Tmas on June 03, 2015, 12:33:50 AM
Gentleman:

First, I would like to introduce myself.  I use Tmas for Thomas.  I was born a U'per in Northern Michigan.  My first job was in East Tennessee.  I never fully recovered from that adventure.  I am long retired and am living in So. California.

With retirement I rekindled an interest in building a flintlock muzzle loader.  I love the looks of The Southern Mountain Rifle, and am intrigued with the possibility of a couple 100 yard X's with a flintlock.

I have been enjoying this thread, nice pictures of beautiful guns, and some great incites.  The question I had when I started here was,”Which caliber gives the best accuracy?”.   The answer to that question seems to be in one of my favorite E Tenn expressions.  “You pays your money and takes you choices”.  I might also add, it depends on how dead you want your squirrels or  how far you want to walk to change your paper targets.  I like accuracy in a rifle and think one of the Rice, 40 cal. 44 inch barrels, maybe swamped if it will give better balance/a steady hold.

Last, when I could get a couple of E. Tenn squirrels I made Brunswick Stew.  Squirrel browned in bacon grease.  Add some rabbet or chicken if you need more meat.  A couple of onions also browned after the meat. Water, about a quart for every pair of bushy tails.  This gets simmered for about 1 ½ hours, so you simmer it for about 45 min then add the following at the proper time so that they are cooked but not mush when you are finished; carrots, potatoes, fresh butter beans, and fresh corn.  Corn bread goes well with this one.

Thanks for an enjoyable read.

Tmas
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Post by: T. Nienaber on June 03, 2015, 03:28:04 AM
Gentleman:

First, I would like to introduce myself.  I use Tmas for Thomas.  I was born a U'per in Northern Michigan.  My first job was in East Tennessee.  I never fully recovered from that adventure.  I am long retired and am living in So. California.

With retirement I rekindled an interest in building a flintlock muzzle loader.  I love the looks of The Southern Mountain Rifle, and am intrigued with the possibility of a couple 100 yard X's with a flintlock.

I have been enjoying this thread, nice pictures of beautiful guns, and some great incites.  The question I had when I started here was,”Which caliber gives the best accuracy?”.   The answer to that question seems to be in one of my favorite E Tenn expressions.  “You pays your money and takes you choices”.  I might also add, it depends on how dead you want your squirrels or  how far you want to walk to change your paper targets.  I like accuracy in a rifle and think one of the Rice, 40 cal. 44 inch barrels, maybe swamped if it will give better balance/a steady hold.

Last, when I could get a couple of E. Tenn squirrels I made Brunswick Stew.  Squirrel browned in bacon grease.  Add some rabbet or chicken if you need more meat.  A couple of onions also browned after the meat. Water, about a quart for every pair of bushy tails.  This gets simmered for about 1 ½ hours, so you simmer it for about 45 min then add the following at the proper time so that they are cooked but not mush when you are finished; carrots, potatoes, fresh butter beans, and fresh corn.  Corn bread goes well with this one.

Thanks for an enjoyable read.

Tmas


Welcome, that sounds like a nice meal on a fall or winter evening!

~Tony
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Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on June 03, 2015, 05:25:58 AM
Welcome Tmas!  You will enjoy your stay here.

I recommend Rice's B 40 cla in 44" length.  It will give you a rifle around 8 1/2 pounds and make your favourite offhand rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JTR on June 03, 2015, 06:27:05 PM
Tmas,
Where are you in So Cal?

I'm just a bit east of San Diego. You anyplace close?

John
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Post by: Kermit on June 03, 2015, 06:59:13 PM
I'm in Temecula, Tmas. Have we got you surrounded?
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Post by: hanshi on June 03, 2015, 07:58:16 PM
Welcome to the forum, Tmas.  I also like the SMR a lot and have one in .36.  Whatever rifle you have built get it with a swamped barrel!  There is nothing like the balance of a nice flintlock longrifle with a swamped barrel. 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Tmas on June 03, 2015, 11:56:52 PM
Gentlemen:

Thanks for all the welcomes and replies.

I am in Menifee Ca. just on the edge of Sun City.  My son is a member of the North County Shootist Assoc.  in the Pala Indian Reservation, North San Diego Co.  We drop by there some Fridays.

I had worked and lived in San Diego for about 10 years in the early 1990's.

I would be up to visiting anywhere between Riverside and San Diego.  Possible further depending on where and what is going on. 

TAYLOR;

I took the opportunity to visit your website.  What a collection of gun pictures all with very nice carving and metal work.  Congratulations.

I believe it will be a 40 cal. with a 44 in. swamped B weight barrel from Rice.  Is there anything else that comes highly recommended.  Maybe a Davis double set trigger and a Chamber lock?

Tmas

 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on June 13, 2015, 06:49:34 PM
Just to bump this up again, this .28 is worth an oogle or two:

http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2015/06/jack-duprey-rifle-from-gary-ganas.html?m=1
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Post by: Don Steele on June 14, 2015, 01:39:16 PM
Gentlemen:

Thanks for all the welcomes and replies.

I am in Menifee Ca. just on the edge of Sun City.  My son is a member of the North County Shootist Assoc.  in the Pala Indian Reservation, North San Diego Co.  We drop by there some Fridays.

I had worked and lived in San Diego for about 10 years in the early 1990's.

I would be up to visiting anywhere between Riverside and San Diego.  Possible further depending on where and what is going on. 

TAYLOR;

I took the opportunity to visit your website.  What a collection of gun pictures all with very nice carving and metal work.  Congratulations.

I believe it will be a 40 cal. with a 44 in. swamped B weight barrel from Rice.  Is there anything else that comes highly recommended.  Maybe a Davis double set trigger and a Chamber lock?

Tmas

 
Tmas....It is my opinion that you could put that set of parts on a broom handle and have a pretty decent shootin' iron.
All you need to add is a good set of sights that will suit your purpose, and eyesight. 
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Post by: nosrettap1958 on June 14, 2015, 02:47:25 PM
Here is also a beautiful Southern by Nate McKenzie.

http://www.natemckenzie.com/gun-galleries/southern-rifles/
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on June 14, 2015, 07:17:56 PM
This baby will be in my hands soon!

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.com%2Fa%2Fimg540%2F1589%2FteqIdU.jpg&hash=99e715b4d8841d325ce6444fe64e01cc)

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Post by: hanshi on June 15, 2015, 04:11:06 AM
I'll be happy to check that baby out for you; don't thank me, just being neighborly. ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on June 15, 2015, 04:42:34 AM
Call me selfish, but I get first shot! ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mountainman70 on June 16, 2015, 04:46:08 AM
Skychief---thanks for getting this thread started.It has become my favorite also.Some fine guns,and recipies too.I really like the 3/4 40 Rayle barrl on my entry,it is nice of my wife to let me shoot Pretty Girl.Keep it up fellers!Good stuffs here. Dave F ;D :D
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Post by: SteveMKentucky on July 15, 2015, 05:10:07 AM
My new squirrel gun is still in progress.  Rice 42" .32 and Chambers Late Ketland.  I forged the butt plate and trigger guard.  Nosecap  and toe plate will be poured pewter from an old British stein.  She's actually a little further on than this, but I don't have newer pictures:

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This is a gun I made last year.  It was a test mule to practice on.  The stock was a pre-inletted stock from Tip Curtis, the lock is an L&R, barrel 38", .36 Colerain.  I forged the butt plate and trigger guard.  Nose cap is poured pewter.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on July 15, 2015, 06:54:22 PM
Show us more of the .32 when you have a chance. (Nice 90/6, BTW. Miss mine.)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on July 15, 2015, 08:15:16 PM
Yes, that will be a great rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Hank*in*WV on July 16, 2015, 12:05:18 AM
That /6 caught my eye also.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on August 22, 2015, 12:57:57 AM
Time for a bump here. Surely we haven't exhausted squirrel rifles! Don't be shy!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Steele on August 22, 2015, 11:32:37 AM
I posted my new 40 cal. SMR in Gun Building..My New Davis Rifle.
I'd lost track of this great thread. Glad it popped up again. I love these small caliber longrifles folks are showing off.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on August 22, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
Link over to Don's gun:
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=36786.0
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on August 22, 2015, 09:12:35 PM
Okay, now; let me see what I can add to keep this great thread going.

This .45 late Lancaster has been my main deer rifle for quite a few years but did serve briefly with squirrels.  I learned that it had to be waay downloaded and head hots only.  The barrel is 36" making it about the handiest rifle I own.  This is the rifle pictured along with my signature. 

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi599.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt74%2Fhanshi_photo%2Ff9e9b301-cb2a-4236-8589-a47979f65efc_zps458f502b.jpg&hash=ef7bd89fbb49b1949579b159684a7d60) (http://s599.photobucket.com/user/hanshi_photo/media/f9e9b301-cb2a-4236-8589-a47979f65efc_zps458f502b.jpg.html)(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi599.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt74%2Fhanshi_photo%2FPICT0389-3.jpg&hash=59dfb02aab47a641d51e24709cd559a5) (http://s599.photobucket.com/user/hanshi_photo/media/PICT0389-3.jpg.html)

A little Mongrel-built .45.  The short (25") but heavy barrel makes it a fine off hand shooter and an easy to carry woods rifle.  Now THIS is a reasonable large bore squirrel getter.
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Post by: Willbarq on August 23, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
1/2 stocked squirrel rifle, for big squirrels

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F2boreSep4.jpg&hash=13bf23badc539441a3d7b5446706fb06) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/2boreSep4.jpg.html)
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We meant to shoot squirrels with, not shoot squirrels out of. Circus act?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on September 07, 2015, 02:25:22 AM
Nice, easy loading crown, though-eh?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on September 07, 2015, 07:40:50 PM
A .311 ball ought to slide down that bore right easy. What do you use for patching?
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Post by: Daryl on September 07, 2015, 08:34:14 PM
LOL
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Post by: nosrettap1958 on September 08, 2015, 04:46:55 PM
That rifle shines Hanshi, really shines!!! I still think the 45 is the perfect all around caliber and the most accurate.
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Post by: hanshi on September 08, 2015, 10:51:53 PM
Crawdad, I've owned more rifles in .45 than all others combined.  I currently have three .45s and none of my other bore sizes have duplicates.  So, I find myself in agreement with you on that.  The majority of my deer kills were made with one .45 or another.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on September 09, 2015, 12:53:09 AM
Here in Western Canada, a 'squirrel rifle' cannot be over .40 calibre.
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Post by: Don Adams on September 09, 2015, 03:12:56 AM
A .311 ball ought to slide down that bore right easy. What do you use for patching?

Forget the pillow ticking - probably an actual pillow for patching.  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on September 09, 2015, 05:00:07 AM
A .311 ball ought to slide down that bore right easy. What do you use for patching?

Forget the pillow ticking - probably an actual pillow for patching.  ;D

Wooden blocks designed to fall away from the "shot" after leaving the barrel.

I think Taylor meant at Hefley Creek Rendezvous, where there is a squirrel rifle match put on by our good friends from Washington, Kevin, Boyd, etc. these fellows have been putting on that match since 2006 IIRC.
Taylor won again! BO-----RING!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on September 16, 2015, 05:57:26 PM
Joe Schell has finished my new squirrel rifle. I am waiting on it to arrive I hope this week.
 He has posted pictures of it on his blog.  It is the 32 caliber with a 46 inch A weight barrel from Rice.
Dale Johnson, Chambers Lock with Davis triggers.  Iron mounted hardware.  Should make a dandy squirrel rifle.
 You can see it at this link.  http://joeschell.blogspot.com/
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Post by: B Staley on September 16, 2015, 09:18:52 PM
The link didn't work but I typed it in and got it. I know you'll be happy with it , those 32's are fun to shoot.
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Post by: T. Nienaber on September 16, 2015, 09:32:03 PM
Joe builds a fine rifle! It looks very nice!!

~Tony
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Post by: hanshi on September 16, 2015, 11:36:30 PM
That is one fine squirrel rifle and you will really enjoy that beauty.
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Post by: Topknot on September 17, 2015, 02:22:53 AM
I am currently building my squirrel rifle. It has a .36 cal. square bottomed rifleing barrel from rice and a semi- Lancaster type stock from Pecatonica. Its coming together nicely and will be finished soon.

                                                                                          topknot
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Post by: wattlebuster on September 17, 2015, 02:49:22 AM
Iloco thats a fine looking 32 your gonna have there. I really like Joe's work. Let us know how she shoots
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Post by: Bill Ladd on September 17, 2015, 03:23:00 AM
Posting for iloco. Joe Schell built rifle

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F-qjwxFVaD7tM%2FVfjY4XTZDgI%2FAAAAAAAAA8Y%2F7gCRovemaGE%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20150915_183548.jpg&hash=cc1f1c4d503aca050874d9fe51f7a9a1)

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Post by: Kermit on September 17, 2015, 07:17:26 AM
I gotta have a flyweight .32 again someday...
Nice!
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Post by: iloco on September 23, 2015, 11:14:45 PM
Got my rifle in the mail today.  It sure does handle good.  Slim, light weight and holds as good as any rifle I own.  Will take it to the range and give it a work out in a few days.  Joe did a great job on the iron work and patch box. He did a great job on all of the rifle.
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Post by: wattlebuster on September 24, 2015, 02:05:16 AM
Cant wait to hear how she shoots iloco
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Post by: oldtravler61 on September 25, 2015, 02:29:17 PM
Taylor an to all the rest. Never get bored looking at fine(very fine) squirrel rifles. Wattlebuster love those iron mounted rifles to. Especially those shoddy-daiseys!
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Post by: okawbow on September 28, 2015, 03:19:07 PM
Finally was able to take my new Tennessee squirrel rifle out for a walk. The critters weren't moving much, but I spotted this one on the way back. The little 30 cal. with a light load works fine. Got another with my longbow a little later, and had some tender, juicy barbecue for lunch.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/620/21595243060_cec0c24155_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yUigoU)2015 gish (https://flic.kr/p/yUigoU) by okawbow (https://www.flickr.com/photos/20524843@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Daryl on September 28, 2015, 07:34:49 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 03, 2015, 10:54:17 PM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi483.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr198%2Fmikekaminski50140%2F142_zpshfugtwr4.jpg&hash=0dc8300185f0f9ac95b40f51b9630c9f)   (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi483.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr198%2Fmikekaminski50140%2F140_zps710ypwh3.jpg&hash=138c400ffbb14fbf47622ff0c7c3c62f)   (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi483.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr198%2Fmikekaminski50140%2F136_zpsayjgshk2.jpg&hash=5d7385dbb4f4375c52a1246604e9520e)           I've been trying to get a .32-.36 cal for my daughter but this is my rifle for all seasons.
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Post by: Daryl on October 04, 2015, 03:23:27 AM
Loverly she is.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 04, 2015, 04:58:39 PM
Thank you Daryl. You've come a long way since this discussion started. From guest to super hero! I love the looks of the rifle (full stocked southern) that you posted on page 1. That and the rifle Mr. Ladd showed us make my heart go pitter patter. Who made them?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on October 04, 2015, 10:03:17 PM
S. Pizza - Are you inquiring about the rifle just a few posts up, or the rifle I posted on the previous page?

If its the one just above, I was just posting those pictures to show the Joe Schell rifle built for iloco.

If you're asking about the one a page back from here, that's a 36 caliber squirrel rifle that gunmaker (Tom Knight) here on the forum built for me.
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 04, 2015, 10:38:29 PM
I like them both but the Schell rifle just speaks to me. I love the lines, the color, patch box. I admire all types of rifles but the Southern or Appalacian rifles are my favorite. There's something honest about them. Like a pretty woman without make up. If you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on October 05, 2015, 02:20:42 AM
LOL - I've actually been around here for "some" time, Squirrel pizza - years in fact.  The staining on your rifle - superbly bringing out the grain  - lovely indeed.
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 05, 2015, 11:38:21 AM
Thank you again Daryl. I'm actually surprised I haven't fondled the grain out of the wood much less the stain. She's my favorite. Douglas XX Swamped .45 tack driver. That stain is kinda special. A concoction of Mr. Bob Watts. I only had a couple ounces left and recently sent it to Whitebear to use on one of his projects. I only knew a few of the ingredients, mercury being one of them. Bob wasn't quick to share his recipes. Had he lived another ten years I may have gotten the whole formula.
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Post by: iloco on October 05, 2015, 06:26:46 PM
I like them both but the Schell rifle just speaks to me. I love the lines, the color, patch box. I admire all types of rifles but the Southern or Appalacian rifles are my favorite. There's something honest about them. Like a pretty woman without make up. If you know what I mean.

You see the Schell rifle as I see it.
 I have the 32 caliber and a 36 half stock and a 40 caliber full stock like the 32 made by Joe.  I have a pistol that Joe made for me in 40 caliber.   His rifles are as I would see them from a rifle shop that were made for using and not for looking at.
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 05, 2015, 11:15:51 PM
Amen Brother. I contacted (or should I say sent a message to Joe) again this morning. Mr. Ladd was kind enough to give me some info on Joe, with a "blogspot" thingy and of course looked it up, saw he lived in New Burnside Il.. It rang a bell but couldn't place it. When I looked in my Rand-McNally I had an epiphany. I've seen his rifles before. Called him, left messages, emailed. No reply. Figured out why he makes such fine squirrel rifles. He obviously hates squirrels. Maybe if I change my name to Armadillo Pizza or Possum Pizza he'll call me back. 
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Post by: Daryl on October 06, 2015, 12:45:05 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 06, 2015, 01:27:54 AM
Good things come to those who wait, and wait. Had a nice phone conversation with Joe about an hour ago. I should have a rifle in a few months, God willing and the creek don't rise. Salt over my shoulder. Voodoo monkey dust, etc.etc.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on October 06, 2015, 01:47:14 AM
Good things come to those who wait, and wait. Had a nice phone conversation with Joe about an hour ago. I should have a rifle in a few months, God willing and the creek don't rise. Salt over my shoulder. Voodoo monkey dust, etc.etc.
You will have a rifle before you know it.  Joe is a great person to work with and make what you want.
 What caliber rifle are you having made...?
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Post by: hanshi on October 06, 2015, 02:11:29 AM
Wow!  Keep the eye candy coming.
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Post by: wattlebuster on October 06, 2015, 03:01:07 AM
Squirrel I have a knife and a pistol that Joe built for me an I love em both. I think you have chosen wisely. Now give us some specs ;D
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 06, 2015, 09:26:47 PM
That is the sixty four dollar question! As this is going to be my 12 year old daughters rifle, my objective is to scale it to fit her. Though she's going through a growth spurt right now I don't think she'll get too much bigger. She has a .45 Douglas barreled rifle I made years ago, sold and recently bought back. I'm thinking If she out grows the squirrel rifle Joe makes she will be able to use the other. Joe and I have only had the one conversation, and will finalize the design when I go down to New Burnside with some cash. Boo( my daughter) and I are thinking.27-.36 cal., about 36"barrel, Walnut stock with dark aqua fortis stain, iron mounted with a banana patch box. Davis DST's, We're still discussing the lock as Boo thinks she may want a percussion gun. Tennessee, Soddy Daisey with 12-12 1/2" LOP. Gonna try adding picture of .45 I made 20+ years ago  (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi140.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr27%2FKyFlinter%2F214_zpsuopsyeto.png&hash=642cab8886c929165fcbd2a4f69fc887)
Picture edited by moderator.
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Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 07, 2015, 12:59:28 AM
Hey Iloco, how long is that beautiful rifle? Nice shot Okabow!
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Post by: iloco on October 07, 2015, 03:00:02 AM
Hey Iloco, how long is that beautiful rifle? Nice shot Okabow!
The barrel is a 46 inch rice barrel.  Over all length is 61 inches.
Very nimble and handles nicely.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Squirrel pizza on October 07, 2015, 03:11:51 AM
I really like the looks of your rifle. Looks like you could carry it with no more effort than totin' a switch. As long as she shoots as good as she looks you have winner. Hopefully I'll be there soon.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on November 14, 2015, 04:24:03 AM
My new squirrel rifle finally arrived today.  It's a Mike Davis Woodbury style .40 cal 42" A wt rice barrel, walnut stock and a modified Siler lock and modified L&R trigger.  If someone would post pictures for me I can email them to you.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on November 14, 2015, 08:00:25 PM
Don send them to wattlebuster1962@gmail.com an I will post them an you can fall in an give any info you want. Here is the pics for Dons rifle
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on November 15, 2015, 12:07:31 AM
Will be taking it to the meat shoot tomorrow morning. Will give a report on how I do and how well the rifle performs. I'm sure it will do better than the nut behind it. LOL

The walnut stock does have some neat grain patterns - I'm sorry the photos didn't really catch it.  I will try to do better next time. Maybe in the daylight tomorrow I can get better pictures.  Mike used lamp blackening to darken the stock to antique it some. He builds the siler lock from scratch. The L&R triggers are modified and tuned. I'm really liking the weight of the gun. 
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Post by: wattlebuster on November 15, 2015, 12:13:30 AM
Good looking gun Don. Let us know how she shoots ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on November 16, 2015, 01:26:32 AM
Sent you an email with more photos - I did win some meat.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on November 16, 2015, 01:38:42 AM
Here the pics don sent
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Looks like your Davis is a meat getter
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on November 16, 2015, 02:11:04 AM
So this was the first outing for the Davis Woodbury style .40 cal.  The shoot consisted of two shots each bull.  The 9 bull target was at 25 yards. It took me until 16 - 18th shot to get the feel of the rifle and sight picture.  I had to file the front sight as I was holding high on the bull the first three bulls.  By the 7th bull I had to file the rear sight a little more to see the front sight better. Bulls 8 and 9 much better but not good enough against the other 15 shooters.  Three of those shooters had a lot 18's and 19's with the 10x's being the tie breakers.  The big bull was 50 yards and my two shots were good enough for second place.  Bringing home two pkgs of polish kiebalsa.  It will taste mighty good with fried cabbage, zucchini and squash.

Only had a few flash in the pans, had to adjust the flint a few times on the 25 yd line. Other than that the rifle performed flawlessly.  I wished I had a little more time to sight her in.  Will have to try to go back next Sunday and put it on the bench and really get her dialed in if I am going to give the three top shooters a run for their money.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: silly goose on November 17, 2015, 02:49:15 AM
This thread is awesome. My son and I went out yesterday afternoon and put one in the pot with my .36. I have forsaken deer season in lieu of squirrels this year. It makes me feel like a kid again, and my boy had a great time as well. Next year he will be of age to bring his .32 Cherokee, unless maybe he grows into one of Mr. Kibler's mountain rifles.  :) I'm gonna try to get a pic up.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on November 17, 2015, 03:52:04 AM
I'll post some I have built over the years.. This is an iron mounted version of a Rowan Co. N.C. rifle. .40 cal oct/rnd 46" Getz barrel, L&R Bailes lock. All hand forged steel mounts by the late Myron Carlson, even the triggers. I made the patch box, toe plate, nose cap and the silver inlays. Probably the best shooting gun I have ever made. I "borrowed" it for a shoot and shot a 50 and 4X @ 25 yards. Only 50 I ever shot. Likes alot of powder, 60gr 3fff to get it to shoot that good. I have built four of these over the years that are very similar.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on November 17, 2015, 03:53:16 AM
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on November 17, 2015, 04:00:52 AM
This is the one we were shooting on TV for "THE CRAFTSMANS LEGACY". It has a Rayle 48" .25 cal. swamped barrel, chambers lock. Mounts forged by the late Myron Carlson. It has brass pipes and copper sideplates.Lights out shooter.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on November 17, 2015, 04:14:09 AM
And now for something completely different. Built purely for my own entertainment. I think it has a straight .36 cal. barrel. Don't recall where the iron mounts came from, probably Myron Carlson again. Inlays are brass, coin silver and copper. Looks like an L&R Durrs Egg lock.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on November 17, 2015, 04:15:34 AM
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on November 17, 2015, 05:19:07 AM
That's interesting Mike!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on November 17, 2015, 05:57:10 AM
The arrow and the finger pointing forward remind me of a passage in Meshach Browning's autobiography. After a severe financial set back and a bout of depression his wife sold some eggs and bought him some powder and lead and told him to go hunting. He said he wasn't sure he remembered how. She told him just to hold the little end of the rifle foremost and shoot.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on November 17, 2015, 04:15:04 PM
I'll post some I have built over the years.....

Wowee zowee them's some fancy rifles.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on November 18, 2015, 01:54:08 AM
Very nice rifles Mike.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on November 18, 2015, 07:03:27 PM
Love your .25, Mike. Is there a link to be able to watch that video? Would like to see it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: J Hollis on November 18, 2015, 07:24:41 PM
Those are some great looking rifles!  The iron mounted Rowan, NC rifle takes the cake for me.  Top notch.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on November 19, 2015, 02:31:58 AM
Mike, those are splendid looking rifles.  The way you "age" them is truly "eye popping".  Wow!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on November 19, 2015, 06:31:17 PM
Love your .25, Mike. Is there a link to be able to watch that video? Would like to see it.

Found it easily. Feeling foolish. Fun stuff.

craftsmanslegacy.com
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Squirrel pizza on November 20, 2015, 02:06:22 AM
You are right. Completely different and I love it! Very nice work Mike
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: thimble rig on November 23, 2015, 05:49:19 PM
Those rifles are awesome mike thanks for showing us.I like those copper inlays very nice contrast with the coin silver.And that patchbox you made on the first one.I really like that.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on December 01, 2015, 12:39:39 AM
Some great rifles to be sure.
I must say that this is my favorite thread.
BUT if your gonna have pictures of squirrel rifles.
The pictures should also have some squirrels.
Sometimes ya get lucky

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on December 01, 2015, 01:18:47 AM
Nice. Those grays hardly sit still enough to shoot.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on December 01, 2015, 03:49:14 AM
Nice. Those grays hardly sit still enough to shoot.

Ain't that the truth.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 01, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
Okay, Pat, You want squirrels along with the squirrel rifle?  Here is the only pic I have of both squirrel and rifle.  A SMR .36 x 38" X 3/4" and small Siler lock; It weighs about as much as a Red Rider BB gun.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bones92 on December 01, 2015, 11:20:34 PM
I don't have what I'd consider a squirrel rifle, though I do have a couple .40 caliber rifles that would probably suffice.

However, I have decided that I need to find one for my son.  He loves shooting BP rifles, but I need something a bit milder so that he continues to enjoy shooting.   I'm hoping to find a used .32-cal (maybe a Traditions or CVA)... if any one has one to sell, let me know.


Secondly, did anyone else see this segment on eating squirrel during the CBS Sunday Morning show?  http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/show-notes/   

I caught the part about the squirrel-cooking contest, but evidently I missed the segment on the history of the Army-Navy game.  :(

I'm sure a lot of people think it's a very hillbilly thing to do by eating squirrel, but having had a sumptuous squirrel gravy before, I consider the frying pan one of the more noble uses for our favorite tree rats.  ;)  I used to shoot ground squirrels while growing up in the foothills of Mt. Palomar (northern San Diego county).  We considered them vermin, and most were probably too scrawny to eat even if we'd tried.  Ironically, we kids were told not to shoot tree squirrels, though, as there were not that many and they were somehow considered a higher class of squirrel than the lowly, brown ground squirrel.  Maybe it's because the ground squirrels chewed the roots of the orange trees, whereas tree squirrels stuck to the oaks and few conifers.

Beat Army!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on December 05, 2015, 06:42:28 AM
Squirrels seem to be in great abundance around here this year, but do seem much faster than they used to. I have a theory as to why. We used to not have any coyotes but they are everywhere now. I think they caught all the slow squirrels and we only have the fast ones left.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on December 05, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
Pat, that's a dandy looking little squirrel gun.  Can you share any datails about it?  It looks especially slim, and light as a feather!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on December 05, 2015, 07:11:31 PM
haha!  Just realized Pat won't be answering this today.  It's Saturday, and he's in the woods hunting!   ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kentucky Colonel on December 05, 2015, 08:18:27 PM
These are called Squirrel Rifles even though these are in .50 calibre. I assume they are for Sumo Squirrels.  :D

They are made by Hatfield. Yes. Those Hatfields. This American manufacturer is no longer in business. (There are smaller calibers.)
One is flintlock. The other is percussion cap. They both have dual triggers. I enjoy the wood. Maple. The barrels are 'browned by a special process.'

They are not as tricked out as some of the beautiful rifles I have seen on this thread.

But, I like them. They are my first Kentucky long rifles AND the first buckhorn sights I have ever squinted down.

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This last is not my rifle. It is just a shot of a similar one in case anyone was curious. (Mine are a little nicer)

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: nosrettap1958 on December 06, 2015, 04:27:26 PM
I had a Hatfield 50 caliber flintlock also, knocked down a lot of deer with that rifle. It shot fair to good, not in the same class as my custom, but it did the job.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kentucky Colonel on December 06, 2015, 07:17:39 PM
I had a Hatfield 50 caliber flintlock also, knocked down a lot of deer with that rifle. It shot fair to good, not in the same class as my custom, but it did the job.

That is nice to know.

I looked into custom and was about to actually do it. I liked what I saw of Clay Smith's work.

The deal breaker there was... there is a TWO YEAR back-log. I know that is likely not unusual,
but dang! Two years is a significant percentage of the time I have LEFT to shoot. ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on December 06, 2015, 11:23:10 PM
This was going along great till I got poked in the eye with a Hatfield! ;)

Wonder where all of those things went?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on December 06, 2015, 11:38:56 PM
.50 is ok for squirrels, aim for his nose, or bark him. Just uses a little more lead and powder than is necessary.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on December 07, 2015, 03:47:10 AM
Pat, that's a dandy looking little squirrel gun.  Can you share any datails about it?  It looks especially slim, and light as a feather!

It is not a fancy gun. It just has a fancy piece of wood.
Well made but simple. That is the way I ordered it.
John Bergmann built.
32 caliber, 38 inch 13/16 barrel.
I had John Case Harden the lock plate. Looks different from every other gun in the woods.
Iron furniture and a couple of simple inlays for a nice touch.
I do enjoy the rifle. I don't do a bunch of target shooting.
But the gun does shoot well.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: nosrettap1958 on December 07, 2015, 05:25:16 AM
A lot of people bought Hatfield rifles around here in Pennsylvania as the regulations decades ago only allowed you to hunt with a flintlock and a patched round ball. The Hatfield's acquired a good reputation for being good round ball shooters with their slow rate of twist barrels. In the eighties a number of black powder shops around here couldn't order them fast enough or keep them on the shelves.

But, back to the squirrel rifles.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on December 07, 2015, 03:08:31 PM
Bergmann, he's built a bunch of nice guns over the years and at a nice price too. Very prolific and high quality too.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on January 01, 2016, 08:02:38 AM
This is my Bucks County Schimmel.  Allen Martin used a small Siler lock and a Getz 44" swamped barrel.

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Regards,
Pletch


does this gun have a butplate...if it dont can i see a picture of it. thanks
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on January 01, 2016, 10:48:54 PM
Love the finish on this gun.
Great colour and such a soft lustre finish really shows off the grain
and allow the wood to glow.

Pat Cameron
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dave Marsh on January 01, 2016, 11:17:16 PM
Here is mine.  Also my first shot at posting a picture.  Steve Losey made it.  Love this gun. .32 cal.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on January 01, 2016, 11:45:41 PM
Love the finish on this gun.
Great colour and such a soft lustre finish really shows off the grain
and allow the wood to glow.

Pat Cameron
Yep, Martin may make a pretty good gun maker one day. ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Larry Pletcher on January 03, 2016, 04:48:08 AM
Love the finish on this gun.
Great colour and such a soft lustre finish really shows off the grain
and allow the wood to glow.

Pat Cameron
Yep, Martin may make a pretty good gun maker one day. ;)
Ya, Mike, he out did himself on this one.  Very plain and super elegant.  It has no butt plate or entry thimble.  It is the lightest flint gun I have - may not weigh 6 lbs.  I don't know Allen's stock finish, but I wouldn't change it.  Maybe Allen will step in and tell us his stock finish.

Regards,
Pletch
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: jackley on January 07, 2016, 12:34:26 AM
Here's  mine.  32" Rayl  3/4x36 bbl.  L&R lock. Wormy maple

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: GANGGREEN on January 07, 2016, 12:46:54 AM
Here's mine.  I built it myself and it's got plenty of warts, nothing at all like some of the beauties already posted, but I like it well enough.  .36 Green Mountain barrel, 3/4" in a Southern Mountain rifle half-stock.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on January 07, 2016, 03:27:52 AM
The pictures of your woods reminds me of my home...South Western Ontario!  I miss the squirrel hunting of my youth.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on January 07, 2016, 03:50:55 AM
Back let really like your rifle. Currently building a 36. Hope it turns out that nice. Did u build it or a friend.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on January 07, 2016, 04:28:43 AM
32 cal. Tip curtis, M & G lock, curly ash, brass trim,tang peep

Wisconsin size fox squirrels...
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: GANGGREEN on January 07, 2016, 08:14:55 PM
32 cal. Tip curtis, M & G lock, curly ash, brass trim,tang peep

Wisconsin size fox squirrels...
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I'm very curious about that tang peep.  Do you like it?  Does it have the same ability for pinpoint accuracy (I would presume it would have to for head shots on squirrels).  Does it allow plenty of light in?  My eyes aren't what they used to be and I'm very curious about the idea of rear peep sights, but I'd hate to do it and find that my accuracy ends up suffering.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on January 08, 2016, 03:21:36 AM
GG I will send you a pm..don't want to derail this great post about squirrel rifles. ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: jackley on January 09, 2016, 04:20:28 AM
Back let really like your rifle. Currently building a 36. Hope it turns out that nice. Did u build it or a friend.


I bought it online.  Had to take a lot of wood off it. Now its a real slim rifle. I did the finish on the metal and wood

Jerry
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: lost arrow 801 on January 13, 2016, 12:21:39 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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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on January 14, 2016, 05:54:31 PM
I enjoy all of Packdog's work, and especially the double-ended patchbox on that one.  He's the one that sent me here to ALR too.  Now I know who to blame ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mick C on January 15, 2016, 08:11:48 PM
Here's mine.  I built it myself and it's got plenty of warts, nothing at all like some of the beauties already posted, but I like it well enough.  .36 Green Mountain barrel, 3/4" in a Southern Mountain rifle half-stock.

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Ganggreen, don't sale yourself short, that is a really nice rifle.  There's something about a slender, well built, half-stock flintlock that's very pleasing to the eye.   Plus it's pretty darn unique....Mick C
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 15, 2016, 11:03:26 PM
Maybe it's me; but I have yet to see anything "warty" posted on this thread.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: moleeyes36 on January 16, 2016, 03:48:38 PM
Maybe it's me; but I have yet to see anything "warty" posted on this thread.

Hanshi, I agree with you.  Not everyone can build a rifle like some of the masters on this forum, but I've never seen anything here for a person to be ashamed of either.

Mole Eyes
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: GANGGREEN on January 16, 2016, 06:55:45 PM
Thanks very much for the compliment MickC (and others).  That's the good thing about photography, sometimes it hides certain things.   :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: T. Nienaber on January 16, 2016, 09:36:20 PM
Here's  mine.  32" Rayl  3/4x36 bbl.  L&R lock. Wormy maple

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Beautiful gun!!

~Tony
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: silly goose on January 18, 2016, 02:53:20 AM
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Alright, I'm finally getting in on the best topic ever!  A hunt from this afternoon.  Tip Curtis, 42" A weight, .36 cal. 20 gr fffg.   I prefer small game to deer anymore.

C'mon, lets see some more!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ky-Flinter on January 18, 2016, 04:41:27 AM
Goose,

Is that stock Ash?

-Ron
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: silly goose on January 18, 2016, 05:20:55 AM
Yes, ash with a little curl in it. It's really grown on me.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Brokennock on January 18, 2016, 06:56:05 AM
Nice gun Goose, missed it elsewhere. Hope you and yours are well, but one squirrel won't feed all of ya.  :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 18, 2016, 06:55:05 PM
Welcome, Brokennock; isn't this one hoot of a thread?

Yeah, Goose; that little .36 is eye catching.  Ash stock, nicely carved, bronze lock plate; the caliber and barrel length are perfect for small game and varmints.  If you ever feel like Santa, well, I've been trying to be very good lately.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: silly goose on January 20, 2016, 12:30:42 AM
Hanshi, I'm gonna need to see some kind of proof of your behavior.  I'm pretty fond of this one.   ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 20, 2016, 01:26:41 AM
Well, maybe I haven't been THAT good; but I try.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on January 22, 2016, 01:37:49 AM
Here is mine, just finished it up. Forged trigger guard, 40 cal getz barrel. Made the trigger and rear sight. Poor boy barn style, because of no butt plate. Will get some better pictures later, cant wait to shoot it.. Dont think the front of the gun is as big as a quarter with wood and barrel....skinny..davis lock.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: thimble rig on January 22, 2016, 04:10:52 PM
looks real good I like the the color of the stain.Good job on the trigger guard.Thats a tack driver for sure.How much do she weigh
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on January 22, 2016, 07:09:29 PM
Oh, yeah, Bowkill--more photos! I love plain and skinny rifles.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on January 23, 2016, 01:40:00 AM
will take better ones when can go outside.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 23, 2016, 10:37:46 PM
Wow!  This thread only gets better and better!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mountainman70 on January 25, 2016, 05:28:33 AM
amen to that,Hanshi,you really picked a great subject to get us all Fired Up!!!Great builds y'all!!! Dave F on the snow covered mountain in Wva    ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 25, 2016, 07:44:14 AM
Now, if Taylor would quickly finish up those nasty Hawkens and get busy on that little .25 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on February 01, 2016, 01:58:42 AM
Here are a few more pictures of the 40cal getz barreled squirrel killing machine i finished. Not had it out yet but will soon. Just got the back sight made and sighted in. Shooting 35 grains of fff, 395 ball with pillow patch. What you guys usually shoot out of your 40 cals? Might be a little better pictures? Oyea gun weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces..
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on February 01, 2016, 04:25:36 AM
I shoot 50 gr of 3F goex and .018 patch and .395 roundball.  Seems to work pretty good for me.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on February 01, 2016, 03:52:29 PM
1-31-16 Last day of Wisconsin squirrel season..
This is my back up squirrel rifle..32 cal. T/C Cherokee
light,sturdy,no frills work horse.
I slimed the wood,added a horn cap,tang peep,brass rod,lowered the front sight.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Steele on February 02, 2016, 03:08:36 PM
I like the idea of using the Brass Rod in your Cherokee. Those are great little rifles, and the extra weight out front should help with "shootability". One of my Buddies down here has one he calls "Pop-Tart"..and uses it to just chew the 10 ring out of offhand targets at 25 yds.
A LOT of rifle for the money for sure.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 02, 2016, 09:12:44 PM
Never able to find, much less snag a Cherokee before they were dropped.  Lovely little rifle.  And bowkill, my .40 likes a .390" ball, 40 grains of 3F and a .024" patch.  35 grains is very accurate in my .40 as well as is the 40 grain load.  However, going from 35grns to 40grns (just a 5 grain increase) gives an incredible 230fps velocity increase.

This is a typical target with my .40.  This one with 30 grains.  Pretty good but the best 100yd groups I seem to shoot is about 3.75".  Actually that's about the best I've ever been able to shoot with my .45 and .50.  So the problem is ME, not the rifles.  Still good enough for a squirrel's head as yours certainly is.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: badwolf on February 13, 2016, 04:35:40 PM
Nice little Cherokee their waterfowl, can we get a close up of that brass peep sight? Did you make it?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: EC121 on February 13, 2016, 07:02:37 PM
Just finished this one.  3/4" x 42" .36cal Green Mouintain.  Modified small Siler.  The sight is up the barrel where I can see it.  It was my winter time killer and will be for sale at the TN/Ky Rifle show in April to finance the next one.  I find that the more I fool with them the more I like the guard grip rail close to the wrist.  With 2wks. left in the squirrel season I would have to hustle with the sight-in to hunt with it.  If it warms up a bit, I could make it.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on February 14, 2016, 03:27:28 PM
Badwolf...
Wanna keep this post on track..
PM Sent..Yes I make them..

Just rust blued my go squirrel rifles bbl..kept it in the white from day one..
last week in the bright reflected snow sun it cost me a shot due to mega bbl. glare...
went for a gray flat color.More user friendly
inside pic..
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outside pic..Yes the top of the sight is brass
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on February 15, 2016, 04:09:05 PM
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 15, 2016, 11:28:58 PM
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More!  More!  More!.........
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ted Kramer on February 15, 2016, 11:39:25 PM
EC121-

Nice TN rifle there.  Did you forge the TG & BP? Beautiful wood and finish, good job.

Ted
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: EC121 on February 16, 2016, 07:00:23 AM
Ted:  The parts are cast, but I cleaned them up with a little belt sander(sold as a knife sharpener).  Search for Work Sharp WSKTS.  Handy as a pocket on a shirt.  I cleaned up the parting lines, but left some rough spots.  If you don't look too close, it looks like hammer marks.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: EC121 on February 16, 2016, 09:37:38 PM
Here is a neat little trade rifle style .36cal. squirrel rifle by Ted Kramer.  34.5" barrel should carry well in the bush.  His server is slow so I'm posting these for him.  2-3(closeups) plus build info on my blog   www.bricestultzhisblog.blogspot.com

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: sqrldog on February 16, 2016, 10:48:11 PM
Nice little Lehman style trade rifle Ted. Great piece of wood. Tim
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ted Kramer on February 17, 2016, 06:01:12 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures for me Brice.

Tim, thanks, glad you like it.

The wood was a piece William Young had from long ago that came from a tree somewhere not far from his place. Very hard maple. The blank had several checks in it that were removed in the trimming/shaping process, Just off the rear of the patch box (barely visible in the PB photo) the last bit of one of the checks is evident but it's very shallow and filled with sealer and finish. I couldn't take the wood down any more without altering things so I left it showing.

I haven't test fired the rifle yet but it's supposed to be a balmy 43° here Saturday so maybe I'll get a chance to try it then. The Bailes lock throws a nice shower of sparks so that's a good start.

Ted
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on February 22, 2016, 04:34:15 AM
Ted... Really neat rifle....What weight -style bbl did you use?..
If I was a squirrel that's the rifle I wanna be sent to acorn heaven with..
Got love all this eye candy!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ted Kramer on February 23, 2016, 04:42:12 AM
....What weight -style bbl did you use?..

WaterFowl- Thanks. It's a straight sided 13/16", .36 caliber Green Mountain barrel.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TDW on February 24, 2016, 01:26:58 AM
Just for a minute I thought this thread was going to slip off the first page !!
   I already have one rifle posted on this thread, but thought I would share this little beauty. I guess it would have to be described as a "fantasy" or a reenactorism rifle. I think the maker was trying to represent his idea of what a transitional period SMR might have looked like. Fantasy or not, the little rifle has excellent balance and accuracy.

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 Ron Paull made this rifle in '79 or '80 when he was still living in Montana. It is a .40 cal., and has a hand swamped, cut rifled barrel that measures 45", and is very close in profile to an "A" profile (I believe it is one that Les Bauska made).

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 It has some classic Upper East Tennessee features, and some much more unusual features as well.

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The Germanic style lock, South Carolina style buttplate, and the trade-gun like baluster wrist are obvious anomalies.

The rifle weighs in at a whopping 6 lb, 10 oz.s. The barrel has been lightly browned and the lock is heat blued. The rest of the metalwork appears to have been heated and then quenched in linseed oil. The workmanship is absolutely "top shelf" My poor photographic skills and the bright sunlight make the stock seem a much lighter color that it is in person.

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(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1309.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs632%2FTDW1951%2FTennessee%2520Rifle%2FDSC_0896_zps2gyughto.jpg&hash=d1385e53dd43e0673dca44a130c464cd)
   The rifle fits me perfectly and will consistently produce ragged one-hole groups at 50 yards with a .390 ball, .018 patch, and 35 gr. of Swiss FFFG. The lock is "scary" fast!! It has been my go-to rifle since I received it, and has killed more small game than any other rifle I own ( muzzleloader or cartridge). It has survived two primitive canoe trips down the Missouri River and more hunting trips, woods-walks, and walk-in rendezvous than I can remember and has the scars to prove it.....

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1309.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs632%2FTDW1951%2FTennessee%2520Rifle%2FDSC_0892_zps5bcrrnsv.jpg&hash=d1683e8594b515a4e502be854869c5e4)
   I guess it's pretty obvious that I think a lot of this little rifle!

This has been an OUTSTANDING thread !!!
Tom
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on February 29, 2016, 04:59:28 AM
Finally got the 40 out for an evening hunt. With season closing, knew i better get her out and see what she can do. Hit everything i aimed at, which was 3 squirrels. Could have killed more, but was giving them away and did not want to over do it. Season has been rough here in tn. Shot the fox squirrel at about 70 yards. Looked like a possum hanging on a tree..lol
 (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi182.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx49%2Fbowkill32%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg&hash=ba41a7b7f4b8df375af9b732dd095307) (http://s182.photobucket.com/user/bowkill32/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on February 29, 2016, 06:03:51 AM
Finally got the 40 out for an evening hunt. With season closing, knew i better get her out and see what she can do. Hit everything i aimed at, which was 3 squirrels. Could have killed more, but was giving them away and did not want to over do it. Season has been rough here in tn. Shot the fox squirrel at about 70 yards. Looked like a possum hanging on a tree..lol
 (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi182.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx49%2Fbowkill32%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg&hash=ba41a7b7f4b8df375af9b732dd095307) (http://s182.photobucket.com/user/bowkill32/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg.html)

Squirrels been scarce around here, 2 bad mast years in a row.  Maybe '16 is better.  So far, so good (the mast crop hasn't been zapped yet) and also maybe I'll get a smaller bore done...
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 29, 2016, 09:48:39 PM
That's a real "eye candy" rifle, bowkill.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Joe Schell on March 22, 2016, 06:54:53 AM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160321_175345.jpg&hash=7e8fe72e217c4134f5f4fbd2e4a85a6f) (http://s122.photobucket.com/user/longrifle78_photo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160321_175345.jpg.html)

 This is a 36 I built. Stocked from the blank, 44" green mountain a wt swamped barrel, Chambers ketland lock and Davis triggers.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on March 22, 2016, 03:02:12 PM
Nice one Joe. I'm building a .36 this week.....FOR MYSELF! ;D I'll throw some pics up here when I get 'er done!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on March 22, 2016, 03:12:36 PM
Nice rifles that have been added lately.
 Since this thread is so popular can it be made a sticky......?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on March 22, 2016, 04:34:02 PM
Nice rifle Joe. Like everything about this one. Will be an excellent tree rat getter. Thanks for showing us.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on March 23, 2016, 12:47:24 AM
Nice rifle Joe - really like the looks of it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Joe Schell on March 23, 2016, 03:08:48 AM
Thanks guys. Lookin forward to seeing that 36, Mike.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: T. Nienaber on March 24, 2016, 05:59:31 PM
Very nice, Joe!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on March 25, 2016, 11:58:31 PM
Very sharp Joe. I like it lots ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on March 26, 2016, 12:27:11 AM
Another @!*% fine longrifle, Joe.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kalhoon on March 26, 2016, 03:19:54 AM
Great job Joe.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on March 26, 2016, 03:54:04 AM
Joe I just keep coming back to look at this rat killer. The beautiful stock, the smooth lines you did one heck of good job.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: C Wallingford on March 26, 2016, 04:51:28 AM
Very nice Joe!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on March 26, 2016, 08:26:09 PM
Since this thread is so popular can it be made a sticky......?


Agree. It just keeps growing.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on March 26, 2016, 10:25:12 PM
Joe, that really is a beauty.  You sound casual about it, but you really nailed the architecture and execution.  What a fine job.  Best wishes,   Marc
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: gibster on March 27, 2016, 10:23:30 PM
Here is a little squirrel rifle that I built awhile back that is a good shooter.  It's a .25 caliber Rayle barrel, 3/4 x 42-inches.  the wood is a pretty plain piece of Maple. The lock is an L&R that I slightly modified, can't remember where the triggers came from.  I made the breech plug, guard, butt plate, thimbles, sights and side plate. I rust blued the parts. Makes a nice slim rifle that is easy to carry without wearing you out in the woods.  In the last picture, it is shown with one that I made for my Brother.  I made his first as practice and then made mine  ;D

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi281.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk212%2Fejgibby1%2FDSCF0006_edited-1.jpg&hash=38d1941f9e23a3335151807ba8585355)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi281.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk212%2Fejgibby1%2FDSCF0001_edited-1.jpg&hash=48e4e12021c8c2dcc9f67eecd4974ab7)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi281.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk212%2Fejgibby1%2FDSCF0002_edited-1.jpg&hash=173a904dc621f3d1687ef7d046aa26dd)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi281.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk212%2Fejgibby1%2FDSCF0003_edited-1.jpg&hash=8f96b635f48e20d1420285cd526c403c)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi281.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk212%2Fejgibby1%2FDSCF0007_edited.jpg&hash=7dcbf3b6f39c18d1f95eb1cbb66c05de)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on March 27, 2016, 10:58:47 PM
A pair of fine rifles!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: SteveMKentucky on April 03, 2016, 01:22:03 AM
My new squirrel gun is still in progress.  Rice 42" .32 and Chambers Late Ketland.  I forged the butt plate and trigger guard.  Nosecap  and toe plate will be poured pewter from an old British stein.  She's actually a little further on than this, but I don't have newer pictures:

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails113.imagebam.com%2F42201%2F56649f422004083.jpg&hash=3c0d0435807139f66054965af5dc0806) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/56649f422004083)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails113.imagebam.com%2F42201%2F90d0bb422004104.jpg&hash=63044f12b77c6dbbeb5aacc0699341e8) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/90d0bb422004104) (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails114.imagebam.com%2F42201%2Fa1a0bc422004140.jpg&hash=406615e9805cccb39e4a979379759ed1) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a1a0bc422004140) (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails113.imagebam.com%2F42201%2Fe151c1422004174.jpg&hash=a2c0818ab8f50b4058e26b3781ec01ae) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e151c1422004174) (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails113.imagebam.com%2F42201%2F9802d6422004774.jpg&hash=9482edfadb2342fba0161d04c2e7a6bb) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/9802d6422004774)

...

So, after a long delay I finally finished the squirrel gun and am posting a few pictures.  The rifle was made from a piece of wood from Freddie Harrison.   It's getting a patch box in the "Woodbury" style in the next few weeks.  Please don't pay any attention to the "engraving" as I know I'm no engraver.  My wife says the sloppiness makes it "more rustic."  I'll take that.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi68.tinypic.com%2F10ctd14.jpg&hash=b71408e355bb972fc0b1b1aa45e9f9f9)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi63.tinypic.com%2F2rhmfmc.jpg&hash=78846b6b913179b3157ef75f99d1acd8)

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on April 03, 2016, 01:49:29 AM
Looks good from here. I like it ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on April 03, 2016, 05:00:47 AM
Looks good to me, I'd leave the box off of it, looks right the way it is.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: nosrettap1958 on April 03, 2016, 05:44:22 AM
Looks good to me, I'd leave the box off of it, looks right the way it is.

I agree. That rifle already has sweet lines. Leave the patchbox for another build.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pat_Cameron on April 03, 2016, 06:35:23 AM
It is a good day when there is a new rifle on the squirrel rifle thread.

Great looking rifle. I think it is great as is, without matchbox.
But l like simple well made guns, Like this one.
Great Lines and Craftsmanship…..Well Done.

Pat Cameron
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: SteveMKentucky on April 03, 2016, 09:17:04 PM
Thanks for the comments.  Interestingly I had a non-gun friend visit and showed him the rifle.  When I showed him the patch box he said he'd leave it off.  Guess that's what I'll do!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on April 04, 2016, 01:07:00 AM
Almost there, a  squirrel rifle with Bogle attributes but not a copy.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv181%2Fekrewson%2FSquirrle%2520rifle%2Fentry%2520pipe%2520inlet%2520002_zpsba5iedtk.jpg&hash=fd10b246581ebebc1ee348ebb01a79a4) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ekrewson/media/Squirrle%20rifle/entry%20pipe%20inlet%20002_zpsba5iedtk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on April 04, 2016, 01:16:33 PM
Where's all the wood shavings and saw dust? ;)

My bench is probably 4 to 5" deep in debris. I envy you folks that can run a tight ship.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on April 04, 2016, 02:22:32 PM
If you like plain guns this is just the ticket for you.
North Carolina Deep River school after my old original relic. 42" .36 Colerain "B" weight barrel. Davis late English lock. I was gifted the walnut years ago. It supposedly it was a floor joist that came out of an old fallen down barn in Iowa. Who knows how old it is. It was all ready profiled with alot of drop when I got it, I figured I'd never be able to use it but the pattern fit! It has/had an area of sapwood in the toe and on the left side of the rear ram rod hole, it stained out fine and is good solid wood. It has lots of curl through out the upper forestock, and light curl for the balance if you hold it right in the sun. The gun weighs 7 3/4 lbs. Took me a week to build it at short daily hours. Haven't got to shoot it yet, been too cold and windy.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345a_zpsgujwnjl2.jpg&hash=1b69b18e887603e36236f094bc74b4b5)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345b_zpswswhyedv.jpg&hash=0a66a7c7802cbb8258f8a4b815d575ba)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345c_zps3qtw3cu4.jpg&hash=8404aba107a5a6c509532056c8ea8231)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345d_zpspklmzdle.jpg&hash=bba89b53a6ae1062fe20ca8f4fe6c8de)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345e_zpsdrvozhky.jpg&hash=55b857e73a70952aea38a9f1dcee4277)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on April 04, 2016, 02:25:20 PM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345f_zpsw8opzy6m.jpg&hash=8aed90d1e356c0d50a1a179a1d2372f3)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F0703%2FGunmaker%2F345%2520NC%2520Deep%2520River%2520repop%2F345g_zpsjqyuz9wr.jpg&hash=c0ddb75882658a772c650104ec4c0cee)

Here's the old relic it's copied from in case you haven't seen it before. It has a HORRIFIC bark inclusion through the cheek piece!

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Gunmaker/library/old%20poor%20boy?sort=3&page=1
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bill Ladd on April 04, 2016, 03:10:29 PM
That's beautiful Mike.  Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on April 04, 2016, 04:00:27 PM
My shop looked like this for years MIke, I finally hit the disgust level and cleaned it up.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv181%2Fekrewson%2Fbow%2520making%2Ftcallthree_zps12e78564.jpg&hash=c0711eb3c74eb6f19dd4e7fa86683277) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ekrewson/media/bow%20making/tcallthree_zps12e78564.jpg.html)

Now I take about 5 minutes when I finish working to put everything up and run the shop vac for a few minutes.

Much better;

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: thimble rig on April 06, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Nice looking shop Eric you should be proud of it.Mr brooks that's a fine little lady you made.I like that.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on April 06, 2016, 04:04:49 PM
Nice looking shop Eric you should be proud of it.Mr brooks that's a fine little lady you made.I like that.
  Thanks for the complement. I never noticed it's gender, where do you look?...... ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: flinchrocket on April 06, 2016, 05:46:29 PM
Cleaned my shop once, no more, couldn't find anything for six monks.


Mike, that gun looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on April 07, 2016, 10:24:00 PM
Do you have to look under the buttplate?  Oops!  She ain't wearin one!  :o
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on April 07, 2016, 10:28:16 PM
Those are all some fine looking skwirl medicine. 

On, and SteveM, have you been out on that /6 lately?  I need to get mine out this year.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: thimble rig on April 08, 2016, 01:05:48 AM
Its all in the booty guys.Look at that rifle its skinny the butt is thin and it has a nice curve to it.Like a model.Then you have those Big booty ones wide and flat.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: ScottH on April 22, 2016, 05:09:28 AM
This thread is to good to let it rest for long so back to the top.
I'm hoping that some forum folks that received their Jim Kibler kits recently, will be posting their project "squirrel rifle" soon.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on April 27, 2016, 12:09:13 AM
Just so it gets tied to this thread, the J R Salvo "Ultimate Squirrel Rifle."

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=39847.0

I just noticed that this thread has been viewed over 65.000 times. Some sort of record?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: SteveMKentucky on April 27, 2016, 03:57:50 AM
Those are all some fine looking skwirl medicine. 

On, and SteveM, have you been out on that /6 lately?  I need to get mine out this year.

Not lately.  Have an electrical problem I have to sort out.  Probably the starter relay.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on April 28, 2016, 06:38:28 PM
That's funny, sorta.  Mine has exactly the same issue ::)

Back on topic, anyone have any pics of double-ended bandana patch-boxes? 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on April 28, 2016, 06:39:35 PM
OOPS!

Dang Otto Creek, he's no friend of mine ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on May 12, 2016, 08:38:41 AM
Bump.  ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: nosrettap1958 on May 12, 2016, 02:25:35 PM
Finally got the 40 out for an evening hunt. With season closing, knew i better get her out and see what she can do. Hit everything i aimed at, which was 3 squirrels. Could have killed more, but was giving them away and did not want to over do it. Season has been rough here in tn. Shot the fox squirrel at about 70 yards. Looked like a possum hanging on a tree..lol
 (https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi182.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx49%2Fbowkill32%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg&hash=ba41a7b7f4b8df375af9b732dd095307) (http://s182.photobucket.com/user/bowkill32/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0227161646_zpsla92ltga.jpg.html)

That rifle is stunning both in the looks and performance department.

What's the particulars Bowkill?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on May 14, 2016, 01:19:04 AM
Bought wood and barrel from a guy in pa. It is over 30 years old he told me. Barrel is a getz and let me tell ya it is a shooter with 30grains of fff. Lock is a davis.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ky-Flinter on May 14, 2016, 11:23:30 PM
Here’s an Eastern Ky squirrel rifle for ya.  Built in the 70’s by A.B. Conley of Salyersville, Ky.  Barrel is a .36 caliber, 13/16 x 42, made by Burgess Cassidy who got his start making barrels with Rex Maxey.  The lock is a small Siler built by Herman Stone.   

(https://i.ibb.co/1Z51K3b/100-9550.jpg) (https://ibb.co/v1GpmbD)

(https://i.ibb.co/SfX3M41/100-9551.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9Z9r1kf)

(https://i.ibb.co/RzCYYNq/100-9552.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6g4rr8k)

(https://i.ibb.co/3Cz7qWd/100-9553.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FDVKMJ3)

(https://i.ibb.co/PccQQvn/100-9555.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ByyNN5x)

(https://i.ibb.co/T2gRbZn/100-9560.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fFxtnbK)

(https://i.ibb.co/NVDcnLP/100-9561.jpg) (https://ibb.co/w0G5rKX)

-Ron
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: lowcsp on May 15, 2016, 08:23:02 PM
Heres one I wish I could keep 31" rice squirrel barrel in 32 cal. chambers lock and it comes in at 5.4 lbs
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf270%2Flowcsp%2FGEDC0520_zpspa5vk4l5.jpg&hash=827aff5b7aed0fa55ad91c2c815aba73) (http://s1014.photobucket.com/user/lowcsp/media/GEDC0520_zpspa5vk4l5.jpg.html)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf270%2Flowcsp%2FGEDC0523_zpso60da8ph.jpg&hash=e3a18e2520583bd4c9bdd580b3c4b42f) (http://s1014.photobucket.com/user/lowcsp/media/GEDC0523_zpso60da8ph.jpg.html)
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1014.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf270%2Flowcsp%2FGEDC0526_zps08cnldlv.jpg&hash=07c5533a96dbfbdf708dcdedbb875f5f) (http://s1014.photobucket.com/user/lowcsp/media/GEDC0526_zps08cnldlv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on May 16, 2016, 03:50:09 PM
Way cool squirrel popper! bet she cracks pretty loud......Got a t/c cheroke in 32 same length fun gun!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: galudwig on May 16, 2016, 04:33:27 PM
Here's my current one.  It's a .36 Ohio rifle built from a Homer Dangler kit. It was my first attempt at building a longrifle.  It's now my son's favorite squirrel gun.  I'm building myself a .32 SMR to replace it.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi230.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee62%2FLudworld%2FOhio%2520Rifle%2FOH36A.jpg&hash=43d92ab6525a38352e0b55c6df2cf5d0) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Ludworld/media/Ohio%20Rifle/OH36A.jpg.html)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi230.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee62%2FLudworld%2FOhio%2520Rifle%2FOH36B.jpg&hash=2c6d62f0685323f2a6f3154866d9a194) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Ludworld/media/Ohio%20Rifle/OH36B.jpg.html)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi230.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee62%2FLudworld%2FOhio%2520Rifle%2FOH36C.jpg&hash=a15680822fe1a05acf781ee919710bc8) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Ludworld/media/Ohio%20Rifle/OH36C.jpg.html)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi230.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee62%2FLudworld%2FOhio%2520Rifle%2FMAL090510B.jpg&hash=5feb2dd86543c28165af1b7aaea6a392) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Ludworld/media/Ohio%20Rifle/MAL090510B.jpg.html)
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Post by: Wobblyshot on May 16, 2016, 05:26:26 PM
Nice looking rifle and cool pic of your son and his squirrels.
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Post by: galudwig on May 16, 2016, 09:54:03 PM
Nice looking rifle and cool pic of your son and his squirrels.

Thanks for the kind words Wobblyshot!  ;D
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Post by: Joe Schell on June 01, 2016, 12:36:27 AM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160531_135334.jpg&hash=b2065d1c20f89096ee4ea01e6a335253) (http://s122.photobucket.com/user/longrifle78_photo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160531_135334.jpg.html)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160531_135542.jpg&hash=217a54a5a44062ae1770f98411cd26b3) (http://s122.photobucket.com/user/longrifle78_photo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160531_135542.jpg.html)

Here's a iron mounted 36 cal North Carolina gun I'm finishing up. 44" green mountain swamped barrel chambers pistol lock and Davis triggers.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on June 01, 2016, 12:56:52 AM
Beautiful Joe
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Post by: Daryl on June 01, 2016, 02:46:22 AM
Those are some really nice rifles, guys. Well done.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on June 01, 2016, 03:42:07 AM

Here's a iron mounted 36 cal North Carolina gun I'm finishing up. 44" green mountain swamped barrel chambers pistol lock and Davis triggers.

Mighty fine, Joe. Mine'll show up here someday too, eh? No pressure.  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on June 01, 2016, 05:11:08 AM

Here's a iron mounted 36 cal North Carolina gun I'm finishing up. 44" green mountain swamped barrel chambers pistol lock and Davis triggers.

Mighty fine, Joe. Mine'll show up here someday too, eh? No pressure.  ;D

no pressure at ALL, mine is about 3 years overdue... :-\
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Joe Schell on June 01, 2016, 06:13:31 AM
Yours will be up soon , Kermit. This one put me behind a bit, this is the second try. The first one I was done with and while it was setting outside to speed the finish drying the forestock developed several cracks, so I scraped it and made a new stock. Wade, I may be slow , but I'm not 3 years slow. :)
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Post by: T. Nienaber on June 01, 2016, 06:05:07 PM
Great looking rifle Joe!
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Post by: thimble rig on June 01, 2016, 09:49:20 PM
That's an awesome rifle.Like the patch box,nice touch.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on June 02, 2016, 03:41:34 AM
A nice slim all business squirrel gun there Joe! Very nice.

dave
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: nosrettap1958 on June 02, 2016, 03:53:25 AM
I really hate this thread. I want them all!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on June 05, 2016, 03:24:20 AM
Almost done;

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv181%2Fekrewson%2FSquirrel%2520rifle%2Fforstock%2520shaping%2520005_zpswat3qkzu.jpg&hash=2dff9bcb4c793cac09dfbcf6ae6729b2) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ekrewson/media/Squirrel%20rifle/forstock%20shaping%20005_zpswat3qkzu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JB2 on June 06, 2016, 01:57:50 PM
Eric, what is that dust collection hose hooked to?  So THATS how you keep such a clean bench ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on June 06, 2016, 03:43:05 PM
A big, 2hp Griz dust collector I keep in an adjacent room because it sounds like a B-52 taking off when it is running.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv181%2Fekrewson%2Fbow%2520making%2Fdustcollector.jpg&hash=85287b7fbf3e5e38e190c4a245f827bd) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ekrewson/media/bow%20making/dustcollector.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on July 12, 2016, 04:17:13 AM
Hey we can't let this slip away. Is it possible to get it pinned? To good of topic to let slide. Backers anyone?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on July 12, 2016, 11:50:09 PM
Why do I keep feeling jealous? 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on July 12, 2016, 11:56:20 PM
Hey we can't let this slip away. Is it possible to get it pinned? To good of topic to let slide. Backers anyone?
I have asked a couple times for this thread to be a sticky but to no avail.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on July 13, 2016, 12:23:20 AM
Taylor needs to get busy on his walnut .25!!! In my humble opinion, of course.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on July 13, 2016, 02:27:13 AM
I posted this rifle when I received it from Mike but here it is again being its intended purpose from the git go is squirrel taking. Mike Brooks 40 cal. It likes 40 gr of fffg pushing a 380 ball wrapped in a deer tallow lubed 020 pillow tick patch. She will get er done.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj466%2Fwattlebuster%2F62%2520cal%2520Virginia%2520by%2520Don%2520Bruton%2FDelilah%2F009_zps1mouxu7l.jpg&hash=e3af87655a396a229045405f368241c5) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/wattlebuster/media/62%20cal%20Virginia%20by%20Don%20Bruton/Delilah/009_zps1mouxu7l.jpg.html)
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Post by: B Staley on July 13, 2016, 02:46:02 AM
I like the sling .
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on July 13, 2016, 02:57:42 AM
Boyd that was made by Ed Wilde
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: B Staley on July 13, 2016, 03:22:04 AM
Could you send me his contact info please.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on July 13, 2016, 08:25:27 AM
Could you send me his contact info please.

http://wildeweavery.com
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: B Staley on July 13, 2016, 02:57:25 PM
Kermit thanks very much for the info.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: McBullet on August 07, 2016, 03:08:22 AM
So... I been looking for a 36 squirreler. I spend 3 hours of a rainy day looking at this thread. Kinda feels like I been looking at someone else's honeymoon pictures (and I don't mean the beach pics lol).
There is not one ugly shooter in the bunch. WOW curves and lines!
My conclusion.. I need a .36 AND a shower  ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on August 07, 2016, 03:16:02 AM
Just finished this Tenn .40, haven't shot it yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/GaFEVdp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JOg95f0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wgiDjsQ.jpg)

Update;

I shot the rifle and it did very well off the bench, the first 2 shots were touching at 25 yards,and yes, I have a much better shooting bench now than I had in the picture.

(https://i.imgur.com/K5werh7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jdOwefL.jpg)



Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: McBullet on August 07, 2016, 04:18:52 AM
Eric, I truly admire that iron look! That's a fine lookin shooter.!
Brad
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Post by: Don Adams on August 07, 2016, 02:31:36 PM
Very nice looking rifle!
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Post by: wattlebuster on August 07, 2016, 03:16:06 PM
Looks great Eric ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on August 07, 2016, 03:28:23 PM
Okay Okay, it's too nasty to go paddle this morning (for smallies in tight water) and I don't have any boat building materials collected yet.

SO I'm going to the rifle bench where a 30, 36, and 40 wait patiently.  Walnut, Cherry, and Ash are their respective woods.  TN the style all.  Roller locks for the 30 and 40-as they are to round out my personal "collection".   

The squirrel population here is showing some rebound after two bad years of mast production and the fuzzy tail nut cutters going practically extinct locally...and now I have a Feist just crazy to get after them.  Here we go.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on October 25, 2016, 10:20:31 PM
Okay gang it's time for more squirrel rifle pictures. Let's see some more. Wish this was a sticky.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Black Jaque Janaviac on November 08, 2016, 07:19:16 AM
Gun was made by a member of ALR.  If he recognizes it I'll let him chime in.  Nice little "youth-sized" .32.  We named it H.O.S. for "He!! On Squirrels" because if it touches them they drop.  First squirrel my sone ever shot with that gun he gut-shot, and it dropped dead right there.  I've never seen that happen before.  Usually with a .22 they scurry into a knothole to die.  That just hasn't happened with this gun.  (https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8539/29762010502_c0b993c0d8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MkY5Q7)Ian with squirrel (https://flic.kr/p/MkY5Q7) by frozenfrizzen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/40087717@N03/), on Flickr

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Post by: Black Jaque Janaviac on November 08, 2016, 07:21:36 AM
And here's my grown-up's squirrel gun.

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5628/30113656444_532d75cf81_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MT3mVb)DSC07577 (https://flic.kr/p/MT3mVb) by frozenfrizzen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/40087717@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on November 08, 2016, 06:42:17 PM
That young man is doing it right, Black Jaque.  Most of my guns are youth size as well.  I've shot squirrels in the midsection with .32s and had the same results.  For squirrels the .32 leaves any .22 rimfire in the dust.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on November 09, 2016, 08:25:43 PM
Eric - your shooting bench REALLY sucks - big time.  That beautiful rifle deserves a better bench, however, seems you might not need it to prove that rifle.
both of my sights along with the target are now blurry- I find a wide quite flat V with a bead helps. The ball hits in the middle of the fuzzy bead and the rear sight does not fuzz up as badly as a narrow V, U or square rear notch.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on November 10, 2016, 02:31:44 AM
I agree about my bench, I have used it for years, works great, but... I ordered the big foldable Herter's bench form Cabela's the other day. I wish I had ordered one years ago, very nice but a little heavy. I put it on my tractor's front end loader to haul it up to the field I shoot in.
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Post by: Kermit on December 01, 2016, 06:03:14 AM
Bump, so's y'all remember.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TMerkley on December 01, 2016, 09:11:35 PM
Gun was made by a member of ALR.  If he recognizes it I'll let him chime in.  Nice little "youth-sized" .32.  We named it H.O.S. for "He!! On Squirrels" because if it touches them they drop.  First squirrel my sone ever shot with that gun he gut-shot, and it dropped dead right there.  I've never seen that happen before.  Usually with a .22 they scurry into a knothole to die.  That just hasn't happened with this gun.  (https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8539/29762010502_c0b993c0d8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MkY5Q7)Ian with squirrel (https://flic.kr/p/MkY5Q7) by frozenfrizzen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/40087717@N03/), on Flickr



I think one explanation for dropping in their tracks is "blunt force trauma"
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WadePatton on December 02, 2016, 05:58:56 AM
The bbl is sinking into the Ash.  I'll have a 40 in a month or two methinks.  And squirrels have returned to the highlands.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on December 07, 2016, 11:20:26 PM
My NEW .36 (rice bl.) Squirrel Rifle - Durr's Egg lock by LC Rice.
Man- what a sparker it is now- Taylor re-hardened and tempered the frizzen. HUGE difference. It wasn't bad before, but hugely impressive now.
This is the same gun - same pictures as my .32 - it simply has a new barrel and since it looks identical to when it wore the .32 barrel, the pictures are not new ones.  ;D

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F32%2520Squirrel%2520Rifle%2FPB141912_zps86dbed1f.jpg&hash=ed9f2e2880a1a6ca63569a3fe3143437) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/32%20Squirrel%20Rifle/PB141912_zps86dbed1f.jpg.html)
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(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv638%2FDarylS%2F32%2520Squirrel%2520Rifle%2FPB141910_zpsf99f2c81.jpg&hash=4a301ba4cb85062c62316e27a9b8aa6f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DarylS/media/32%20Squirrel%20Rifle/PB141910_zpsf99f2c81.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on December 08, 2016, 04:41:03 AM
Looking good Daryl..Time to start ringing gongs!

Eric your 40 looks great! love the steel against the wood and stain...Ditch that shooting bench thingy!!! ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: PPatch on December 08, 2016, 04:44:41 AM
A very handsome rifle Daryl. I'm not going to show mine now...  :D

dave
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Post by: Don Steele on December 11, 2016, 01:37:23 PM
I previously posted a Photobucket link to my Squirrel rifle. Apologies for that...I've found that site essentially UN-useable and thanks to the discussion in Over the Back Fence regarding alternatives to Photobucket, I am FINALLY able to post an actual picture of MY Squirrel Rifle. This 40 cal. SMR was built for me by Mike Davis in 2015. 42" swamped Rice bbl. and Chambers lock.
 
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.us%2Fv2%2F640x480q90%2F923%2Fvq3uZ7.jpg&hash=625535c06e4f81e222fcac994153ed48) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnvq3uZ7j)

With a good rest, even my old eyes can get her to shoot. Here's a 50 yd. target I shot while working up a load, before any sight adjustments were done.  One shot got out of the group on me. I put a quarter on the target for reference.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.us%2Fv2%2F640x480q90%2F922%2FmCTMTI.jpg&hash=4863905d3c3cd1a64683ad7a0eff805e) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmmCTMTIj)
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Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on December 11, 2016, 09:13:26 PM
Beautiful target...shows the rifle's and your potential.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on December 11, 2016, 10:34:02 PM
Good target, Don.  Quite sure I can't do that any more - maybe those days are now now gone.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 11, 2016, 10:50:01 PM
My days for that level of shooting seem to have just slowly evaporated.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on December 22, 2016, 07:35:28 AM
Keep this going! Bump.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on January 19, 2017, 02:20:32 AM
  Anyone working on a squirrel rifle? Oldtravler
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Post by: Mike Brooks on January 19, 2017, 02:36:57 AM
  Anyone working on a squirrel rifle? Oldtravler
I think I'll be selling my .36 so I'll be building a .32 sometime this spring. Wanted a .32 anyway.....
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 09, 2017, 06:11:28 AM
I hardly slept last night, I'm so excited. Tomorrow my Deep River-ish .40 x 46" curly ash rifle arrives. Joe Schell has been working away on it, and he finished it up just after my chemotherapy ended. How 'bout that--kill a cancer, get a new flintlock. 8)

Pix will follow in due time. ::)
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Post by: oldtravler61 on February 09, 2017, 06:42:16 AM
  Kermit wishing you the best an can't wait to see your rifle. Joe does fine work. Oldtravler
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Post by: nosrettap1958 on February 09, 2017, 03:23:55 PM
Not only a great shooting rifle Don, sweet lines also. can't beat that combination.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 09, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
I hardly slept last night, I'm so excited. Tomorrow my Deep River-ish .40 x 46" curly ash rifle arrives. Joe Schell has been working away on it, and he finished it up just after my chemotherapy ended. How 'bout that--kill a cancer, get a new flintlock. 8)

Pix will follow in due time. ::)



Can't beat that, my friend.  Good luck all around.  I take a cancer drug but it's for a chronic problem.  It has only done away with all my body hair and really thinned out my raven locks; but it doesn't make me sick.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 10, 2017, 04:39:26 AM
  Anyone working on a squirrel rifle? Oldtravler
I think I'll be selling my .36 so I'll be building a .32 sometime this spring. Wanted a .32 anyway.....

LOL- I went the other way, Mike.  I had a .32- didn't like the groove/land configuration so ordered another .32- form Jason- he mistakenly sent a .36- oh well. I just happened to have a .350" DC RCBS mould - imagine that!  The Rice .36 is more accurate (although many would consider the .32 -accurate) and it will hold up better over the longer ranges we shoot on our trail.
For a straight bunny and squirrel hunting rifle only, I'd even consider a .25 or .28. What a blast!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 10, 2017, 04:55:20 AM
Arrived this afternoon, safe and sound. Joe Schell has better pix up on his blog than I'll ever produce. Curly ash stock (bought the blank on this site a few years ago--can't remember who had it), Rice A-wt .40 x 46" round rifling, Davis small Queen Anne brass/bronze plate. Jerry Rice did the engraving. I was looking for some light engraving, and Jerry went above and beyond. I was hoping to portray a rifle reusing a pistol lock in a later, plainer gun. I'm delighted. Tomorrow we have rain forcast, so I'll cast some .395s and this weekend there's a shoot. I'll see how she does. I planned this with my younger daughter--she's 45 and started shooting when she was 5--and this will eventually be hers. Maybe Joe will have some words to add.

https://joeschell.blogspot.com/2017/02/ash-stocked-40-lock-engraved-bu-jerry.html?showComment=1486689834115#c8938049374619053408
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Joe Schell on February 10, 2017, 12:11:39 PM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo262%2Flongrifle78_photo%2F0204171540c.jpg&hash=f9e0020f47410d1ce5ab7d5b9f6b8494) (http://s122.photobucket.com/user/longrifle78_photo/media/0204171540c.jpg.html)

Im glad you like it, i hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.
This was the first ash stock i've worked with and it was a bit of a challenge at times. Jerry did a nice job on the lock and hes a good guy to deal with .
Let me know how it shoots.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on February 10, 2017, 04:26:46 PM
Wow ..That's cool! pleasantly surprised how much I like the very dark stained ash.
That 40's gonna be a shooter!!!
My kinda rifle..
Good luck  and good shooting..hope your daughter lets you shoot it now and then! ;D
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Post by: hanshi on February 10, 2017, 10:50:40 PM
Kermit, that's a great looking rifle and I'll bet it's a tack driver.  I also like that dark stock.
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Post by: tddeangelo on February 12, 2017, 12:34:42 AM
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1140.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn566%2Ftddeangelo%2FMartin%2520Rifle%2F12B734DA-F00C-462D-AE8E-7423931EDC7A_zpsbcrmt4i6.jpg&hash=6e8753707bbb47ab9dc2b1f06380f2ce)
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Post by: Eddie Southgate on February 12, 2017, 09:10:37 AM
.40 Rice barrel
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Robby

   That is special !
  Eddie
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Post by: Eddie Southgate on February 12, 2017, 09:52:12 AM
Here's  mine.  32" Rayl  3/4x36 bbl.  L&R lock. Wormy maple

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1301.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag118%2Fjackley11%2FGEDC0015_zpsmt81ioeg.jpg&hash=a2c538225064e0bc3b37124ae6e673b2) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jackley11/media/GEDC0015_zpsmt81ioeg.jpg.html) 

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Beautiful gun!!

~Tony


  Really like this style . Beautiful rifle.

   Eddie
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Post by: hanshi on February 12, 2017, 07:01:44 PM
Let's keep this going; I'm getting jealous and breathless.  8)
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Post by: oldtravler61 on February 12, 2017, 07:45:26 PM
 Robby I'd be scared to take that in the woods . Beautiful!   Eddie that's one good looking squirrel gun! Really nice.   Mike
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Post by: Robby on February 12, 2017, 08:13:01 PM
Thank you Eddie and Oldtraveler, oh, it goes and will be going this afternoon.
Robby
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Post by: nosrettap1958 on February 13, 2017, 05:08:36 PM
Seeing all of these beautiful longrifles, I consider that the 'Golden Age' of the American longrifle combined with its world wide reputation for performance, not many people haven't heard of the 'Kentucky' rifle, was the greatest period of gun making ever.

End of off topic post.  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kermit on February 14, 2017, 08:16:41 AM
Kermit, that's a great looking rifle and I'll bet it's a tack driver.  I also like that dark stock.

Well, I got rained out this weekend (we can use it) so the tack driving determination will have to wait. Time to sew a bag and make a horn. The fun continues.

Glad to see the new posts. I love this thread!
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Post by: Bob Roller on February 14, 2017, 04:06:35 PM
With all these beautiful squirrel rifles around, does anyone have a good recipe for squirrel ?  I only ever had one, and it was tough to skin, and even tougher to eat  ???   Something close to how I imagine a bicycle tire would cook up ;D

They are supposed to be annealed and allowed to cool with the furnace.
We have some really fat ones here in my back yard and we let the cats
tend to them. Fun to watch these little predators lay a trap for these
tree rats.

Bob Roller
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Post by: Eric Krewson on February 14, 2017, 04:49:01 PM
I pressure cook my squirrels for 12 minutes at 15# pressure then put the pressure cooker under the water faucet to kill the pressure. Any more time and the young ones meat will fall off the bone, the tough ones will be as tender as young ones. I proceed to frying them after they come out of the pressure cooker, you can just about suck the meat off the bones.
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Post by: tddeangelo on February 14, 2017, 05:43:36 PM
If you YouTube how to clean squirrels, there are ways to clean them quick and easy.

The one in my pic above took me about 10 min total to do and it was my first try at this method of cleaning. I can probably do it in less than 5 next time.

That's skinned, gutted, cleaned, and done.

I'm on the go today, but if I can link a video later, I will.
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Post by: Daryl on February 14, 2017, 10:19:51 PM
I pressure cook my squirrels for 12 minutes at 15# pressure then put the pressure cooker under the water faucet to kill the pressure. Any more time and the young ones meat will fall off the bone, the tough ones will be as tender as young ones. I proceed to frying them after they come out of the pressure cooker, you can just about suck the meat off the bones.

This is how I make wild game meat stew - pressure cook for 15 minutes at a rocking spout. Beef stew meat also benefits from pressure cooking.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: tddeangelo on February 18, 2017, 05:50:37 PM
Here's a good vid on squirrel cleaning for those who dislike skinning the little buggers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZB7iE2b21M

Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on February 20, 2017, 07:33:39 AM
Well done. Much better than the way I cleaned them when I was a kid.

TKS- too bad no grey or black squirrels around here.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on March 26, 2017, 06:03:49 PM
Here's my .32 squirrel rifle
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Post by: Skychief on March 26, 2017, 07:31:09 PM
Great looking rifle Don!
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Post by: hanshi on March 26, 2017, 09:53:30 PM
Beautiful rifle, Don.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on March 27, 2017, 02:06:28 AM
Nice looking rifle. Not sure about what appears to be a buckhorn sight, though.  Is it used as a peep sight?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on March 27, 2017, 02:33:45 AM
I like that gun. Used to see everybody with a gun like that in the early 80's at Friendship. They have come back in popularity again and for good reason, they're good looking guns.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on April 01, 2017, 08:21:10 PM
"....too bad no grey or black squirrels around here."

Daryl, be careful what you wish for!  We have tooooo many "chicken of the trees" here.  They did close to $1,000 in damage to our car wiring last year.  Nasty little beasties.  Yes, I like hunting them, but got started shooting them as a kid to clear the destructive varmints out of our property. 

Come on down from BC and we'll work together on eradicating them.   :-)   

Best wishes,   Marc
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Post by: Daryl on April 02, 2017, 08:52:55 PM
I used to shoot black and grey squirrels in Southern Ontario from age about 7 or 8 or so, onward - back yard as well as out on some farms.  Ate lots of squirrels in those days.  I suspect the local variety here might taste like a nice green spruce cone, or pile of needles.   They are protected for the trappers, thus cannot shoot them - which is just as fine, they are inedible, I've heard.
Marc - I'd love to do that, some day.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on May 30, 2017, 04:04:41 PM

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I just hit 'em in the head and knock 'em out of the tree with the end of the barrel!
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Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler on May 30, 2017, 04:15:00 PM
 ;D ;D....HaHa... Good one, SR.... I still gotta see that rifle.... missed you at Joe Wheeler and Knoxville...maybe one day... !!!
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Post by: Brian cox on May 31, 2017, 02:17:43 AM

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Jim Chambers Early York kit rifle built by Jack Garner. 40 cal, Getz swamped barrel.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JCKelly on May 31, 2017, 02:37:22 AM
Grandfather said he could shoot the head off a pheasant with (his grandfather's) this one. I've not shot it though -does it count?

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Post by: Dave Marsh on May 31, 2017, 03:06:01 AM

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.32 cal by Steve Losey.  Great gun and has become my favorite.  8)

Dave
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Post by: Don Adams on May 31, 2017, 04:49:56 AM
My apologies Daryl.  The buckhorn sight I've not used as a peep sight yet.  Being a .32 caliber I don't shoot it much over 50 yards - but I would think it would act as a peep sight past that if I practiced with it.
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Post by: Daryl on May 31, 2017, 09:05:06 PM
My apologies Daryl.  The buckhorn sight I've not used as a peep sight yet.  Being a .32 caliber I don't shoot it much over 50 yards - but I would think it would act as a peep sight past that if I practiced with it.

Not a problem, Don - if the front sight was higher, the rear would word as a peep-sight.  Taylor's .62 Hawken started with just such a sight, but he's gone back to conventional sights on it now, seems to me. This one, modeled after an original S.Hawken's rear sight.


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Post by: galudwig on May 31, 2017, 10:56:25 PM
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Woodbury school squirrel rifle; .40 Colerain barrel, Davis Late English lock, Hardware forged by John House, finished out by me. My first build from a blank at the Canter's Cave Gunmaker's Workshop in 2013.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: seniorsgt on June 01, 2017, 04:22:49 PM
Squirrels and rabbits
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on June 01, 2017, 06:49:48 PM
These type rifles are the most interesting to me.  I like the way they look.  Difficult to choose between a .32, a .36 or .40.
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Post by: oldtravler61 on June 01, 2017, 07:41:28 PM
Hanshi I had the same problem. So I built one of each. Nothin pretty just plain ole rodent exterminator. Oldtravler
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Post by: Don Adams on June 02, 2017, 04:13:34 AM
Interesting sight Daryl.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on June 02, 2017, 07:00:53 PM
Don- Taylor simply duplicated the original Hawken sight.

It did seem to make a decent, useable aperture sight.
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Post by: David R. on June 03, 2017, 02:37:41 PM
I always keep a clean sack in my pocket and clean the squirrels as soon as I shoot them. Then when I'm done I only have to clean the rifle. I make a cut right across the middle of the back, get my fingers in and pull apart skinning both ends at once. With head shots it doesn't matter, but when I was a kid I had to use a .410. My grandmother loved squirrel brains so I had to skin them out with the heads on.
Those big red squirrels are too tough sometimes. I boiled one for two days once to get it 'annealed'.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on June 03, 2017, 07:50:56 PM
. I boiled one for two days once to get it 'annealed'.


That's a good one!  :D
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Post by: Daryl on December 19, 2017, 11:45:47 PM
I think this topic needs to come to the surface again, due to the proliferation of J. Kibler kit guns now being made.
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Post by: iloco on December 19, 2017, 11:53:10 PM
At 21 pages of nice rifles it should be a sticky...
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Post by: hanshi on December 19, 2017, 11:58:41 PM
Oh, yes; I do agree with you, Daryl.
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Post by: Brokennock on December 20, 2017, 03:58:46 AM
At 21 pages of nice rifles it should be a sticky...

I would agree with you, but for that I'm guessing most of the eye candy is gone due to "policy" changes at photobucket.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TN Longhunter on December 20, 2017, 03:59:26 PM
Here is my go to squirrel rifle. Forty caliber, iron mount by Ron Ehlert. Wish I could go to the woods one more time with him.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FgarfH6%2FEhlert_40.jpg&hash=210a437fd5c991af88da6f7f79b8556f) (http://ibb.co/jKcbqR)
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Post by: somehippy on December 20, 2017, 08:22:40 PM
Lovely rifle TN longhunter! I'm not really a patch box kinda guy, but I like that one, nice shape and great patina.
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Post by: Daryl on December 21, 2017, 11:15:41 PM
I agree - classy looking rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smylee grouch on December 21, 2017, 11:23:16 PM
I too like that Ehlert rifle. What lock is that?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smallpatch on December 21, 2017, 11:34:21 PM
I posted this a while back, but worth another look.
Kibler kit.
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Post by: OldMtnMan on December 21, 2017, 11:53:36 PM
The last time I hunted squirrels I used this. I was about 7 years old.


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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TN Longhunter on December 22, 2017, 12:40:59 AM
I too like that Ehlert rifle. What lock is that?

L&R with a lot of modifications that Ron did.
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Post by: vtmtnman on December 25, 2017, 07:02:07 AM
Here is my go to squirrel rifle. Forty caliber, iron mount by Ron Ehlert. Wish I could go to the woods one more time with him.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FgarfH6%2FEhlert_40.jpg&hash=210a437fd5c991af88da6f7f79b8556f) (http://ibb.co/jKcbqR)
That is a slick rifle,love that!Love the Jaeger style set trg.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on December 25, 2017, 07:11:50 AM
That is the favorite style rifle. love the way the buttstock is bigger than lets say a carolina or kilber style rifle.. Is the mounts custom made or can they be bought?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TN Longhunter on December 25, 2017, 05:31:18 PM
All mounts were forged by Ron. The "spear point" motif is found on all parts.
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Post by: oldtravler61 on December 25, 2017, 06:30:02 PM
  Oldmtnman...don't mean to belittle your squirrel killin weapon...But dats not a rifle....
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Post by: OldMtnMan on December 25, 2017, 08:08:15 PM
  Oldmtnman...don't mean to belittle your squirrel killin weapon...But dats not a rifle....

It shoots a ball? I'm confused.

To be serious. The squirrels around here are ratty looking and wouldn't make much of a meal. Rabbits aren't bad though. Mostly i'm a big game hunter. We have lots of that here. Too bad too about the squirrels. A 36 cal sounds pleasant to shoot in my old age.
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Post by: Marcruger on December 25, 2017, 10:42:14 PM
TN Longhunter, That is a gorgous rifle. Architecture and finish. I'll bet you are happy with that one.  God Bless, Marc
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on December 26, 2017, 09:27:36 PM
He seemed distracted, so I will post Taylor's Daughter's new rifle for him, a Kibler Kit.

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Post by: smylee grouch on December 26, 2017, 10:21:20 PM
That's a real eye popper of curly maple, What is the front sight made of? Very nice BTW.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on December 27, 2017, 12:59:34 AM
   Dat is one purty rifle....think I need one for sure now.....
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on December 27, 2017, 01:58:10 AM
Don and Daryl, very nice looking rifles, killer wood and finishes!
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Post by: Stoner creek on December 27, 2017, 02:00:12 AM
I’ve been itching to show you all this one just wasn’t smart enough to post pictures. Made by Keith Vance of West Liberty Ky., Ed Rayl .32 cal. barrel, Chambers gun maker lock,triggers off an original gun, Freddie Harrison wood. Squirrel rifle for sure. She’s $#*! on them little vermen. Enjoy!!!
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Post by: iloco on December 27, 2017, 02:10:10 AM
Stoner creek that is a fine looking rifle.  My favorite caliber.
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Post by: Mike Brooks on December 27, 2017, 02:13:24 AM
Nice gun, I like the box. Just in case you forget what you're hunting, look at the box! ;D
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Post by: Don Adams on December 27, 2017, 03:18:40 AM
Beautiful rifles gentlemen!
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Post by: Arcturus on December 27, 2017, 08:30:06 AM
That might be the coolest patchbox in the history of squirrel guns!  Don't know how early it would date to historically, but i bet "if they'da had it, they'da used it" ;D...cuz I sure would!
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Post by: oldtravler61 on December 27, 2017, 07:37:56 PM
  Yep me too..! Very nice rifle...almost to nice to take in the woods..

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Post by: Daryl on December 27, 2017, 08:28:11 PM
That's a real eye popper of curly maple, What is the front sight made of? Very nice BTW.

I'm not sure, grouch, but I think the base is brass with a steel blade.
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Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on December 27, 2017, 09:05:31 PM
The front sight on Jim Kibler's mountain rifle is cast brass.  That stock is hard maple and has the tightest most consistent curl I've ever worked with.  Double click on some of those images for a close-up of the wood.
I gave this rifle to my daughter Sarah, for Christmas.  Once she took it out of the box, she hefted it to her shoulder and exclaimed, "It's so light!"  Sarah is 6' tall and well muscled, so this long rifle suits her perfectly.  I can't wait for some better weather to get her and her sister Theresa out with their new rifles.  Unfortunately, we cannot shoot squirrels here legally...they are fur bearing animals and have a market value for trappers.  I understand that the hairs from the tails of our red squirrels are used to make 'sable' brushes for art work.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smylee grouch on December 27, 2017, 09:47:56 PM
I thought those front sights on Kiblers rifles were brass but in the photo it looked more silver or white to me. Stunning contrast with the sight and browned barrel. I guess the whole rifle is stunning. Must be a happy daughter this christmas!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 27, 2017, 11:28:01 PM
This thread just gets better and better!  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on December 28, 2017, 12:40:25 AM
Hanshi I keep saying along with everyone. It should be a sticky.....!!!!!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on December 28, 2017, 01:02:40 AM
Hanshi I keep saying along with everyone. It should be a sticky.....!!!!!
I agree 100%
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on December 28, 2017, 01:25:36 AM
I just went back to my post on this thread and realized photobucket had zapped my pictures. I replaced the pictures with updates from Imgur.

There are so many pictures lost in this thread I encourage everyone to check their post and update the pictures if necessary.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Curtis on December 28, 2017, 06:59:04 AM
Here are a couple pics of mine, recently finished... .40 cal Colerain barrel, Zornes lock.

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Curtis
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on December 28, 2017, 07:29:42 PM
Nice work Curtis...and deadly too I see!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 29, 2017, 12:55:13 AM
Even "very nice" is a major understatement, Curtis.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on December 29, 2017, 01:12:28 AM
  Dang Curtis that's one very fine tree rat killer...! If I was a squirrel I'd give up just seeing that beauty in the woods...😁
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Curtis on December 29, 2017, 07:36:57 AM
Thanks guys!  It was a fun project and the rifle is a joy to carry with the A-weight barrel.   I will try to get out in the next week and "scare some more squirrels to death" with it!  Here are a couple more pics.  The target has eight shots on it at 30 yards, five of them in the bullseye.  The low flier was a different patch, the high flier was the first shot on the target and I have no excuses for it.  ::)

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Curtis
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on December 29, 2017, 09:33:13 PM
Thanks Curtis - I really like the simple squiggly silver wire in the carving.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Leatherbelly on December 29, 2017, 11:49:22 PM
Daryls, what calibre is Sarah's cool lil rifle?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ted Kramer on December 30, 2017, 12:04:10 AM
Your squirrel rifles all look really nice guys. It's great to be able to look at so many. But, for some reason some of the pictures are there one time I log on and are gone the next time I look, then might be back the next time. Crazy computer magic I guess.

Anyway, thought I'd try to post some pictures of a Southern Mountain style squirrel rifle I just finished.

.38 cal. Charles Burton barrel, 1-50" square bottom rifling, 40" long, 7/8" breech with just a slight swamp and back to just under 7/8" at the muzzle. Maple stock stained w/Aqua Fortis and then a quick wipe with Homer Dangler's reddish brown. Several coats of  Formby's Tung oil varnish. Chambers lock, Davis triggers. I made the butt plate, trigger guard, toe plate, grease hole cover  and the one piece cow horn nose cap. Metal was cold blued, left to rust a couple days, rubbed back w/oily steel wool.

I was only able to shoot it a few times since our temps dropped to below zero for several days in a row. It grouped nicely at 50 yards with 40gr 3fg, a .370" ball with a .015" spit patch. It was grouping quite low at 50yds so I filed the front sight down. Got it to hit about 2" low at 50yds. I don't want to take any more off the front sight so will put a taller rear on it.   

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 30, 2017, 12:54:08 AM
That's a squirrel rifle after my own heart, Ted.  What a nice rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on December 30, 2017, 03:14:00 AM
.40 - same calibre as Therisa's new rifle, the one Taylor is holding in this picture.  Hope to get out on New Year's day, if not too cold.

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Darkhorse on December 30, 2017, 09:26:13 PM
This one's not fancy as I"m not an artist, just a simple hunting rifle. I built it to be a turkey rifle with squirrels second. Rice .40 cal. B weight 38" barrel, Chambers large Siler lock, and Davis set triggers. LMF Nut Brown stain, 8 coats of Chambers original oil finish, the last one rubbed back with scotch pad to cut the shine. I made a few parts and picked up the rest here and there.
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This bull on the full size target is the size of a quarter. A quarter covers all 5 shots. This small bull at 30 yards is the limit my old eyes can shoot with any kind of accuracy.



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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on December 30, 2017, 11:53:38 PM
That's an accurate little rifle you built, Darkhorse.  It also looks very attractive, too.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: sqrldog on December 30, 2017, 11:56:20 PM
They are all nice rifles. Ted I really like that little .38 cal. Nice. Tim
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ted Kramer on December 31, 2017, 01:33:43 AM
Glad you like the .38 hanshi & Tim. If I hunt with it, it'll probably take more rabbits than squirrels.

Nice rifle there Darkhorse and it shoots well too. Good looking wood. I'll bet it handles nicely.

Ted 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Darkhorse on December 31, 2017, 08:06:39 AM
Thanks Ted. I keep going back to look at that horn nosecap. It really sets that rifle off and makes it special.
I find my .40 is very sensitive to increases in the main charge. You could probably get that .38 in the bull just by increasing the charge 5 or 10 grains if you don't want to do anything to the sights at this time.
Ron
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 01, 2018, 12:12:45 AM
My experience as well, Darkhorse.  Just going from 35 grains of 3F to 40 grains of 3F gives me a velocity jump of over 200 fps.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. on January 04, 2018, 03:45:22 AM
There seems to be an awful lot of these with the locks on the wrong side. Are leftys more prone to be squirrel hunters for some reason?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Clear Spring Armory on January 04, 2018, 08:44:40 AM
Lets see if we can get to page 24 ;)
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From top: .32 Indiana I'm finishing up (in my hotel 😂). Copy of locally made original.
.32 Tenn. With close up of nose cap.
.30 Ash stocked rifle I've posted to ALR before. Sold it recently (regretfully), so....I get to build another.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 04, 2018, 11:43:10 PM
I REALLY like your ash rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on January 07, 2018, 01:25:06 AM
I've just gone through this thread and replaced all of the images that Photobucket pirated.  It would be a boon to all of us if other posters would do likewise.  My thanks in adviance!!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 07, 2018, 04:01:20 AM
Since I do not have the option of editing my post on page 1, I submit this. This is my .32 Squirrel rifle, purchased from Jim Chambers many years ago. He converted it to flint for me, as it was a cap-lock at the time of sale. He had it on consignment for 'someone' we cannot remember who.  I have since replaced the .32 barrel with a .36 Rice barrel. It looks quite similar so these photos will suffice.
As far as I know, it's fairly close to what a generic Tenn. Mtn. rifle might look like, if it had cast parts. lol

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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 07, 2018, 10:38:27 PM
I like it, Daryl.  That's a good looking rifle I'd like to take into the squirrel woods with me on a fine, crisp morning.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 08, 2018, 03:25:22 AM
Although only roughed in for the sights, I've almost "Aced" the trail with that, think I only missed one, the 95 yard rabbit, but picked that up on the R.Fisher Re-entry. (ie: second shot that does not count, except for personal gratification).

I would indeed be good for squirrels, Hanshi. I may take it to Yuma with me next October.  She's cheap on powder and lead.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: WaterFowl on January 08, 2018, 04:34:13 AM
today...
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on January 10, 2018, 02:35:19 PM

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I just knock them out of the top of the tree with the end of the barrel.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on January 10, 2018, 06:02:20 PM
Sequatchie, 

That should work!

My squirrel doesn't have a rifle.....Don't rust him with anything with  a longer range.
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Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on January 15, 2018, 07:08:22 AM
I’ve had this rifle for a year and haven’t shot it- seems too much work to load it and too much work to clean it! It was built for chunk shooting.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dave R on January 15, 2018, 07:23:38 AM
Who was the builder?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on January 15, 2018, 02:56:17 PM
I believe Ed Rayl did the barrel. The stock is made from a single piece of ash that cost $900! I have the ball molds, it’s .47 caliber. That little pirate squire just doesn’t look a bit trustworthy...
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on January 15, 2018, 02:57:47 PM

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I just knock them out of the top of the tree with the end of the barrel.

If you're carrying that squirrel hunting you need to change your handle to "Sasquatchie Rifle"!  :)

That little guy is caggy looking! I wouldn’t trust him with a rifle either!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Sequatchie Rifle on January 15, 2018, 05:13:32 PM
I've reposted the photos of this long rifle in the Contemporary Section. An will look for the information on the rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Lead ball 54 on January 15, 2018, 07:37:44 PM
What constitutes a squirrel rifle is a 45 cal to big
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: OldMtnMan on January 15, 2018, 07:48:07 PM
Nothing is too big if you're accurate enough to take head shots.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 15, 2018, 08:36:59 PM
I found my .69 was a bit on the large size, if one wanted the meat for fare.
Too, the 482gr. ball per squirrel was a bit of a waste of pure lead.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Lead ball 54 on January 15, 2018, 11:58:57 PM
Well then a 4 bore otta knock him off his feet with a near miss all though that might be considered a waste of lead too
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: OldMtnMan on January 16, 2018, 12:47:10 AM
You can do what is called barking. You shoot the branch the squirrel is standing on and the brach and the stunned squirrel come crashing down. Then you jump on the squirrel and put it in a chokehold. Make sure the little bugger doesn't bite you.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 16, 2018, 05:35:07 AM
I think barking squirrels might work better on Eastern Hardwoods.

I tried it with Fir trees - no good, bark is too thick to do anything but absorb the ball. Either hit the squirrel and blow it apart with any hit, or a near miss leaves him running away.
I tired it on Lodge Pole  Pine and Spruce trees - only once it worked, but I think I brushed him with the side of the ball as he had a small chunk missing, so maybe that was not fair?

Perhaps my .69 was just not very good for the job.  I might try the .36 next time. More speed, maybe mor ebark flying? Hard to imagine the 64gr. ball doing more damage than the 482gr. ball.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: mossyhorn on January 16, 2018, 08:22:30 PM
I used to bark squirrels on a regular basis by aiming at the junction of the head/neck and the edge of the limb. a slight miss either way resulted in a harvested squirrel!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 16, 2018, 11:48:38 PM
Most all my squirrel hunting has been with .32 and .36 rifles; they work fine and never messed up a squirrel with either one.  Miss the head and make a body hit and little damage as long as the ball doesn't hit shoulder or ham.  I learned that doesn't work with larger calibers.  I did kill a fox squirrel with a .58 prb during a deer hunt.  I aimed for the neck not knowing what to expect.  There was only a small "slit" entrance and exit.  Talk about being surprised!  When gunning for small game, I'm a firm believer in using small calibers.  For shots occurring when one's loaded for deer, aim for the neck or head.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: smylee grouch on January 17, 2018, 12:39:12 AM
When I still had a 36 I used pure wheel weights and they seemed to take the critters with out too much or no damage at all when hit off the meat.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Clear Spring Armory on January 17, 2018, 03:25:42 AM
I had a .25 for awhile. Original owner ordered the 46" barrel from Rayle with a slow twist (like 1-70) and shot 5 grains of 4 f out of it. I bumped it up to 10 grains because the ball nearly covered the opening from the drum with 5 grains. It drilled a nice little hole through a squirrels head.  😜
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on January 17, 2018, 06:51:30 PM
Well I have a .44.
 Made it sometime before the year 2,000.
Finally got 'round to taking pictures last week, Now I can't find the cord to get pics off camera onto the computer LOL!
This must be a record for "Slow'!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Longknife on January 17, 2018, 06:59:23 PM
PK, see if your computer has a slot to insert the memory card,,,, most do!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on January 17, 2018, 07:08:23 PM
This is where I show that I'm still more 18th C then 21st, Longknife!

Will ask Linda or one of the kids  when one show up here......  Thanks for the tip ! 

Looked high and low and sideways for that cord.

R.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TN Longhunter on January 19, 2018, 12:28:38 AM
You can do what is called barking. You shoot the branch the squirrel is standing on and the brach and the stunned squirrel come crashing down. Then you jump on the squirrel and put it in a chokehold. Make sure the little bugger doesn't bite you.

In Tennessee when using a large caliber and not wanting to damage the tree, we wheeze them.  That is when you catch the squirrel running along the branch and fire so the heavy ball passes right in front of the squirrels nose. The vacuum in the wake of the ball sucks the air out of the rodents lungs, causing him to wheeze and fall out of the tree. Then you can use the chokehold. And Anna Nicole married for love.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: OldMtnMan on January 19, 2018, 12:38:43 AM
I like that. Choke it while it's wheezing.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 19, 2018, 01:00:48 AM
Hmmmm...aught to work as long as ye don't git bit.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on January 19, 2018, 01:04:19 AM
Pepper.


Sniff it to see what it is, starts sneezing and beats his brains out on the branch.  Go next day and pick 'em up...   

Maybe.  :-)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on January 19, 2018, 01:47:27 AM
Tried that, but the gophers always eat 'em before I can get back to collect them.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on January 19, 2018, 07:58:19 AM
You can do what is called barking. You shoot the branch the squirrel is standing on and the brach and the stunned squirrel come crashing down. Then you jump on the squirrel and put it in a chokehold. Make sure the little bugger doesn't bite you.

In Tennessee when using a large caliber and not wanting to damage the tree, we wheeze them.  That is when you catch the squirrel running along the branch and fire so the heavy ball passes right in front of the squirrels nose. The vacuum in the wake of the ball sucks the air out of the rodents lungs, causing him to wheeze and fall out of the tree. Then you can use the chokehold. And Anna Nicole married for love.
Only a man from TN can make that #&*@ up.........I LIKE HIM..What part of the state you call home sir..
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TN Longhunter on January 20, 2018, 04:14:11 PM
Raised in Donelson (Nashville), raised kids in Mt Juliet and now have some acreage east of Lebanon. I've used that wheezing story for years. People listen like it is gospel until the very end. Then it dawns on them.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: BeanStationgunmaker on January 21, 2018, 03:18:55 AM
Some of us old East Tn hillbillies like catching `em eating a hickory nut and clipping the edge of the nut with a ball,knocks it in their throat and they choke.Loved the wheezing story Tn longhunter,if you ever up in east  tn holler at me and I`ll put you on some good squirrel hunting spots,
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on January 22, 2018, 02:15:18 AM
We always used a powder-puff load and a big ball for bushytails.  We'd shoot them in the body which knocked the breath out of them and knocked them out of the tree.  Then we'd run up before they could recover and "head smack" 'um.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: OldMtnMan on January 22, 2018, 08:15:38 PM
Yeah, a head smack can be as good as my triangle choke hold.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: HAWKEN on January 22, 2018, 11:50:53 PM
I used to take my ex-wife squirrel hunting with me.  We filled our limit without firing a shot, she was so ugly that they would gaze down on her countenance and just tumble out of the tree dead right there, grinned to death so to speak.  I had to quit taking her though, she was tearing them up too bad.  She left me for another hunter, with a newer truck.  Keep yer powder dry.......robin
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on February 20, 2018, 06:08:05 PM
A picture for the record of my squirrel rifle;

Got a new camera cord for my birthday.    :)

Homemade apart from lock and small wood screws in patchbox.

You've seen it before but thought I'd add it here as I Had mentioned it.

You can see what's left of these tiny northern red  squirrels after being shot, on the barrel head in front of the rifle.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FjxjSNc%2FDSCN2410.jpg&hash=97d009bbca316fcac524bb742fbb00f5) (http://ibb.co/c8nQ8H)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fc1rk8H%2FDSCN2445.jpg&hash=10fa60eb5806046ebe5e7552b0536eb2) (http://ibb.co/dRiMhc)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on February 20, 2018, 06:21:51 PM
Pukka Bundook I like your rifle a lot.  Do I see a hint of Woodbury in this rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on February 20, 2018, 06:28:56 PM
Pukka Bundook I like your rifle a lot.  Do I see a hint of Woodbury in this rifle.

Indeed you do, Sir!   :-)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: bowkill on February 20, 2018, 06:35:19 PM
Please show a close up of that patch box... Thanks
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on February 21, 2018, 02:28:09 AM
Now that is one fine squirrel rifle, there.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on February 21, 2018, 02:50:36 AM
Pukka I love that rifle
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook on February 21, 2018, 05:49:04 AM
Bowkill,

I posted this rifle on the gun -building forum a while ago, but here is the patch-box.   

Engraving is rubbish as I found out my eyes needed work when I was doing this one.   :-)

Takes a .425" ball and I rifled it 1 turn in 45".

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FcoDN5x%2FDSCN2427.jpg&hash=f9958fc26dbaf68ce097bbc43df3bde6) (http://ibb.co/hp9vQx)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FcHYddH%2FDSCN2428.jpg&hash=13e6b7c46861bea60c27455824a36d71) (http://ibb.co/f7Jpkx)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fe0A25x%2FDSCN2426.jpg&hash=98a964560d18fc61998226197d78d7c1) (http://ibb.co/mLzvQx)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FnNUvQx%2FDSCN2425.jpg&hash=098ac5bed01e47cc7cc2f78faeb4bac8) (http://ibb.co/kK1WyH)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on February 21, 2018, 05:55:47 PM
Nothing wrong with that engraving, better than 99% of the work done in American gun shops 200 years ago.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on February 21, 2018, 09:06:53 PM
Man, I agree with Mike Richard!  There's no flies on that rifle at all.  It's just a pleasure to see your work.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Curt Lyles on February 28, 2018, 05:24:44 AM
Here's photos of a .40 cal. Edwards rifle that I squirrel hunt with.  It has a Bobby Hoyt gain twist barrel and it seems to do real well with a 40 grain charge and .380 roundball .. greased with coconut oil. And the best hunter I ever hunted with.Sure do miss him.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fe546tH%2F073.jpg&hash=c7a26e315b84fd5f799bd574ddf0ffa9) (http://ibb.co/jU8XYH)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FfiozDH%2F074.jpg&hash=69f7e839c8d826fded0e2d7eeef42fc4) (http://ibb.co/gO6VLx)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FfchFnc%2F075.jpg&hash=471312ce526ff302e1c3ef0e0e56b495) (http://ibb.co/g9Jo7c)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FdanRtH%2F076.jpg&hash=046261d89fee3456d7d4348ab7d79b09) (http://ibb.co/gJYMSc)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FemYzDH%2F036b.jpg&hash=de262fc22608d80d36941f66da285a08) (http://ibb.co/mNoo7c)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bull Shannon on February 28, 2018, 10:17:58 AM
Thanks guys!  It was a fun project and the rifle is a joy to carry with the A-weight barrel.   I will try to get out in the next week and "scare some more squirrels to death" with it!  Here are a couple more pics.  The target has eight shots on it at 30 yards, five of them in the bullseye.  The low flier was a different patch, the high flier was the first shot on the target and I have no excuses for it.  ::)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FijBJhG%2FPB300417.jpg&hash=a9d1855576d5b27e2889a65d7e138469) (http://ibb.co/kZwUpw)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FbQLppw%2FPB300421.jpg&hash=513eaa6bda45b7fb5a9c162652d621d1) (http://ibb.co/fdEtGb)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FkxuFUw%2FPB300453.jpg&hash=e88e6bad7ebfa74cd91ed17c479ba007) (http://ibb.co/mUVppw)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FhkmUpw%2FPB300472.jpg&hash=cb979a44d97b40278e800d3947f0a7d8) (http://ibb.co/bTQ0wb)

Curtis
A beautiful lefty squirrel rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bull Shannon on February 28, 2018, 10:28:59 AM
Well, it's factory made but still a nice shooter.  Plus it has virtually no recoil so newbies get the satisfaction of lots of smoke with that "crack" when the RB breaks the speed of sound.  With everything going on these days, it's a wonderful thing to convert a gun hater or someone who is just afraid of guns in general to someone who thinks it's fun.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumb.ibb.co%2Fk10zDH%2F32_cal.jpg&hash=5b42cde9c378e771a295943f1e2a7dad) (http://ibb.co/k10zDH)

http://ibb.co/cwiKDH

http://ibb.co/cwiKDH

Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 01, 2018, 02:46:20 AM
Okay gang, our word for today is "eye candy".  Who wants to spell "eye candy" for us?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on March 01, 2018, 05:18:51 AM
"Who wants to spell "eye candy" for us?"

Ummmm......Mark Silver?  ;-) 


(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FcdT2JH%2FIMG_7008.jpg&hash=498414e41fc87569d0dcb8a2c86443fd) (http://ibb.co/eTDDQx)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on March 02, 2018, 09:51:31 PM
Superlative...but not a squirrel rifle!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on March 02, 2018, 09:57:16 PM
Superlative...but not a squirrel rifle!
I would imagine the bore is probably big enough to jam a squirrel down though. ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Brokennock on March 03, 2018, 02:58:01 AM
Superlative...but not a squirrel rifle!
I would imagine the bore is probably big enough to jam a squirrel down though. ;)

Thus, making it a "squirrel gun," seeing as potato guns launch potatoes. Said "squirrel gun" would be Far more entertaining too.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Greg Pennell on March 03, 2018, 04:26:10 AM
Not for the squirrel... :o

Greg
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: TMerkley on March 03, 2018, 04:45:50 AM
Would give a whole new meaning to "Flying Squirrel" :o :o
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Brokennock on March 03, 2018, 04:59:01 AM
Not for the squirrel... :o

Greg

Sure it would be, I'd help them get revenge,,,,,,,,






by launching them at feral cats.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on March 03, 2018, 04:11:04 PM
Here is my newest addition. Don Bruton "Boone" style poorboy in a 40 cal. Rice 38 inch barrel. Chambers round faced english lock. Don did all the work an I just finished it with cold blue on the metal an a beeswax finish on the walnut stock


(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FnEA5A7%2F007.jpg&hash=3305fe386088983fefd6d8adcb79b8f2) (http://ibb.co/mx0SOS)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FhH61iS%2F003.jpg&hash=b2c0346f05a4c5e5212e80dfdad1c5c7) (http://ibb.co/nAKbHn)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: oldtravler61 on March 03, 2018, 08:25:56 PM
  Wattlebuster nice rifle. Is that barrel swamped? If it is I have a new project in mind. Thanks for showing...Oldtravler
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on March 03, 2018, 08:39:28 PM
Yes its 38 inch B weight Rice barrel.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on March 03, 2018, 09:20:27 PM
I see nothing "poor" about that beauty at all!  Lovely rifle.  Happy for you sir.  God Bless,  Marc
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on March 03, 2018, 09:46:06 PM
Something about that rifle is 'catching' - very nice.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on March 03, 2018, 09:58:13 PM
Thanks guys. Its the same pattern as my deer rifle just a bit thinner an lighter due to the barrel profile. This pattern of Don's an the woodsrunner pattern have always drawn me too them.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 03, 2018, 10:03:28 PM
Yes its 38 inch B weight Rice barrel.



That's something like my .40 tube with its 38" X "B" wgt Green Mountain barrel.  Love those iron mounted Southern Appalachian poor boys.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: wattlebuster on March 03, 2018, 10:08:09 PM
Hanshi although I have never had a green mountain barrel I would bet they are very similar
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Silky921 on March 19, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
New to me 36 cal squirrel gun. The thing is older than me but shoots like a champ. Very happy with it thus far.


(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fn05nhx%2F20180305_154629.jpg&hash=3f6b3705c05dc4d85aaee778145be1ab) (http://ibb.co/cEfbaH)

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fm2CYNx%2F20180305_154557.jpg&hash=108640016cf9e9a6772148af50609329) (http://ibb.co/me4f2x)

upload gifs online (http://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 20, 2018, 01:32:14 AM
These are truly fine; keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kopfjaeger on March 20, 2018, 08:50:35 AM
.36 caliber Southern Poor Boy. I still regret selling this rifle 20 years ago.  :'(
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fg33AKc%2FMy_Southern_Squirrel_Rifle_001.jpg&hash=f507a221116b7005d23bd3e97253db47) (http://ibb.co/eVTczc)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kopfjaeger on March 20, 2018, 08:52:45 AM
My .32 caliber Southern Rifle.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FdqA1QH%2F32_Southern_Squirrel_Rifle_2.jpg&hash=5be7c0d6d5af1166d9ede6ed7d1253d0) (http://ibb.co/j8FCXx)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kopfjaeger on March 20, 2018, 08:55:19 AM
My .32 caliber Dixie Tennessee Squirrel Rifle. Had this rifle a long time and it still shoots great.
(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FhtYrsx%2FKIF_0534.jpg&hash=83930f8622c89b7d74beda1a3b54e253) (http://ibb.co/bUTPCx)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on March 20, 2018, 11:52:57 PM
Nice - all.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 21, 2018, 01:24:44 AM
Best I can tell is that many of the photos, mine included, have been "photobucketed" away.  Couldn't find any others I might have posted so I'll try again.  Nothing I have even remotely compares with what I've seen so far.  But as long as they are accurate......

No longer have this little Crockett, a real jewel, but it emptied the squirrel woods for years.
(https://image.ibb.co/kssk7m/PICT0433.jpg)
#1 squirreller, .36 X 38" X 3/4" featherweight.
(https://s20.postimg.org/6mzkqbkpl/PICT0550.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6mzkqbkpl/)
.40 X 38" "B" wgt GM barrel.  Haven't used it for squirrels in the 12 or so years I've owned it.
(https://s20.postimg.org/td94yaw0p/PICT0560.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/td94yaw0p/)
Old and poor photo of a 3 year old rifle.  .32 X 38" X "A" wgt ( I think) Rice transition barrel.  Still working with it, actually.
(https://s20.postimg.org/8ulqdu2l5/DSC00183.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8ulqdu2l5/)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on March 22, 2018, 07:08:16 AM
Hanshi - that middle long rifle is my favourite of the bunch, but any of the long rifles looks just fine. (.40 "B" weight)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 22, 2018, 10:12:39 PM
Daryl, that .40 has been used exclusively for targets and a couple of woods walks.  It's accurate and the "B" weight barrel gives it a "substantial" feel.  For my purposes it is too large for squirrels and too small for deer.  But I can't rule anything out as far as the future uses are considered.  It's the heaviest among my rifles excepting the .54.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: clevefails on March 23, 2018, 03:44:12 AM

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fk95OSx%2FIMG_0181.jpg&hash=2351ebdcca9d87132a1dda2ce91b3d26) (http://ibb.co/mfxEZc)

My squirrel killer,.45 cal. A weight swamped colerain,southern poorboy from tvm
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 23, 2018, 10:07:09 PM
That's a very good looking rifle, clevefails!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Robby on March 24, 2018, 04:58:00 PM
I made this Ohio style gun for my daughter some years ago, .36.

(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FjAg6H7%2FIMG_0069.jpg&hash=59ae0354713e28f44e5c42edf5b401af) (http://ibb.co/emcfc7)



(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2Fe9qBjn%2FIMG_0071.jpg&hash=d3b22b06a27e9443a7b9527c12a4fbd5) (http://ibb.co/icABjn)


(https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpreview.ibb.co%2FmkW6H7%2FIMG_0072.jpg&hash=773395935ad173beec74a20ef7ee61cd) (http://ibb.co/mdo8VS)

Robby
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Greg Pennell on March 24, 2018, 07:00:21 PM
Robby, that’s a little beauty!  Fine work, your daughter must be proud every time she takes it out!

Greg
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on March 24, 2018, 08:18:10 PM
I like the Ohio gun, very groovy baby......
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on March 24, 2018, 09:00:49 PM
A real slender beauty, Robby.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Don Adams on March 25, 2018, 03:45:25 AM
Very nice Robby
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Kopfjaeger on May 12, 2018, 01:19:28 PM
Some really nice squirrel rifles. 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on May 12, 2018, 03:45:48 PM
MY latest squirrel rifle is a Kibler in .32, it came out nice.

 
(https://preview.ibb.co/b8vigJ/100_3900.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gdyQvd)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Skychief on May 12, 2018, 06:21:51 PM
Sure did Eric.  Nice looking rifle!

Best regards, Skychief
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: stubshaft on May 12, 2018, 08:07:46 PM
Looks great Eric!  Is that walnut?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 13, 2018, 12:20:08 AM
That rifle is awesome and I want one like it.  THERE NOW!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Eric Krewson on May 13, 2018, 03:32:02 AM
It is walnut and darker that the picture would suggest.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Cossack on July 22, 2018, 09:01:23 AM
Here's mine - a Tip Curtis Lancaster in .32, 36" straight Green Mountain barrel. It's my first muzzleloader. I got it yesterday, and fired it for the first time this morning. In the afternoon I took it to the field. We don't have much in the the way of tree squirrels where I live, but plenty of ground squirrels.
(https://preview.ibb.co/eLVc1y/P1010472.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gt5AMy)

(https://preview.ibb.co/hqB6uJ/P1010473.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n6Yaod)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on July 25, 2018, 08:59:43 AM
Cossak - Very nice rifle - make sure you clean her well.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: gtwusmc on September 11, 2018, 12:51:34 AM

(https://preview.ibb.co/kSBFzp/IMG_0595.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jeAm5U)

(https://preview.ibb.co/kRovzp/IMG_0596.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dqY65U)

(https://preview.ibb.co/ewDOkU/IMG_0597.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDasep)

(https://preview.ibb.co/d030X9/IMG_0598.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nc1Xep)

(https://preview.ibb.co/dH69QU/IMG_0599.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n2odKp)

   .40 Cal Flintlock that I picked up this past spring.  (Seller told me Jim Webb was the gunsmith that made it, but the barrel is unsigned. Doesn't bother me a bit. She is a beautiful, working rifle.
  The target was 30 yds away, 1st two shots actually "keyholed" 3rd shot had a ever so slight hangfire, but still probably dropped the critter for the skillet. 
  Only used 25 gr FFF, that lonnnng 46" barrel makes the most of gas pressure!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bigmon on September 11, 2018, 02:41:51 AM

(https://preview.ibb.co/cUDvFU/36_cal_flintlock_april_2017_005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gh70h9)
This is a 36 cal GN barrel, 42".
Cherry stock from my friends tree.
Yet to claim a squirrel with it but I have it hitting pretty good now and should pile em' up this fall.
Gonna make a qt of pickeled squirrel hearts!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on September 12, 2018, 12:02:53 AM
Ah!  New eye candy; love it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: rfd on September 12, 2018, 01:55:28 AM
She started out as a Jack Garner .36 but I had Bobby Hoyt make it into a much better .40 w/ radius groove rifling.

(https://i.imgur.com/7d7QTtz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UAHBC3f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mkxnf9B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VdYsXX1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SzHXCK2.jpg)





Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on April 13, 2019, 11:37:14 PM
Brought to the top.
Anyone build a squirrel rifle not here yet?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Greg Pennell on April 14, 2019, 12:00:01 AM
Here’s mine...it’s a .36x42” Green Mountain barrel, L&R Late English lock I got from Stoner Creek, and a set of Dennis’ Gillespie hardware. Nothin’ fancy, just a 7 pound nutcracker.

Greg

(https://i.ibb.co/KjBc9bk/1-ACE4-D69-BA74-4077-B2-B4-6-AF953807580.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JR8Wzm4)

(https://i.ibb.co/3Y5XK6Q/99-B9-D785-348-E-4485-94-A9-9-A4361153-D6-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n8q2pdt)

(https://i.ibb.co/2MDV7M8/28-AB0827-44-C4-43-FA-9-D59-12-A38-A3-F188-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/R6xrp6h)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Nessmuck on April 14, 2019, 12:56:12 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/gzJdMT4/B8645-EB5-BB11-43-B1-89-D9-7-F40-DA64-E11-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HnqCDzh)

upload (https://imgbb.com/)


JP McCoy ..durs egg lock...Started off life as a .36 cal.....now is sporting a .45 cal Green Mountain barrel.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Nessmuck on April 14, 2019, 01:00:57 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/d25wjgT/36-E40-C3-A-FB50-4660-8716-627-B45-A5-ADE6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cFrSkLB)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on April 14, 2019, 01:57:37 AM
Nothing fancy Greg?  She's a beauty.  I am guessing you already figured out that those GM barrels are tack drivers and not fussy.  I have a swamped GM .50 barrel set back in the safe until I rise to the top of my friend's "build list".  God Bless,   Marc
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Greg Pennell on April 14, 2019, 02:30:06 PM
Thanks Marc.  I’ve used a lot of Green Mountain barrels, mostly on my 19th century cartridge rifles, and I really like them. It’s a shame they don’t make the swamped muzzleloader barrels anymore. I have a 44” .50 swamped sitting in a corner, for “build after next”...but first, a 16 gauge fowler.

Greg
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on April 14, 2019, 11:21:16 PM
GM barrels are accurate, that's for sure.  I have a "C" weight .40 GM barreled rifle.  A tad "weighty" but not all that bad since the swamp helps it balance so smoothly. 
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Pukka Bundook 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.

R.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: MuskratMike 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.
(https://i.ibb.co/pbBDYB0/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/S54TF4s)

(https://i.ibb.co/85vk2mj/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qsq69DR)

(https://i.ibb.co/7z5NpP3/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/W3wpzZr)

(https://i.ibb.co/KhCWWLg/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/C8xQQMy)

(https://i.ibb.co/zJ6qLRv/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BNn07ZM)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Marcruger on April 16, 2019, 02:05:43 AM
You spent your money wisely Mike.  Beautiful.  God Bless,   Marc
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on April 16, 2019, 09:23:04 PM
That's an exceedingly nice build.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Gordy 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.....
Gordy
(https://i.ibb.co/XpKN62D/IMG-20190417-084750676.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CvYN416)

(https://i.ibb.co/v434F9v/IMG-20190417-084641564.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WvkvhCp)

(https://i.ibb.co/QYfQhFX/IMG-20190417-084556961.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XFbL6ZV)

(https://i.ibb.co/3NBxcvT/IMG-20190417-084533814.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mq6n40R)

(https://i.ibb.co/Smtm7dj/IMG-20190417-084521550.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QHPHjCg)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hawkeye on April 18, 2019, 02:20:40 PM
here a picture of my .36 Netting rifle
(https://i.ibb.co/s1k18TK/squirrel4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0989H0C)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Huntschool 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/Uk3eGXb.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: stikshooter 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.
(https://i.ibb.co/pbBDYB0/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/S54TF4s)

(https://i.ibb.co/85vk2mj/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qsq69DR)

(https://i.ibb.co/7z5NpP3/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/W3wpzZr)

(https://i.ibb.co/KhCWWLg/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/C8xQQMy)

(https://i.ibb.co/zJ6qLRv/Mike-Mc-Guire-Southern-Mountain-Rifle-1-of-1-16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BNn07ZM)
Jim does excellent work ,your fortunate to have that squirrel killer
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: gtwusmc 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!
(https://i.ibb.co/pjLCkjR/Full-Size-R.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4RVB0RY)

(https://i.ibb.co/QJxMvcz/Squirrel-Hunt.jpg) (https://ibb.co/104TGnh)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl 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'.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: gtwusmc 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
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Bob Roller 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.

Bob Roller
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: MuskratMike 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Steve Milbocker on May 05, 2019, 06:46:47 PM
Some very beautiful rifles gentlemen. Here is a 32 built by Dennis Priddy.
(https://i.ibb.co/brB4mr8/FD110002-983-D-45-CD-820-F-75-AE76-DA9-ABC.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RC0XbCV)

(https://i.ibb.co/xLdSdKc/52854-A73-B714-48-D6-82-E6-7-D054-ADFC5-ED.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6wLRLcp)

(https://i.ibb.co/VvzSrMS/C46-E49-B2-8-E74-4-BE2-ACEE-AA26-D1-A93-A5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XzKsNFs)

(https://i.ibb.co/kQPn3kp/29-C40-FB7-0370-4-B72-B852-E3-E32-D7-DC7-B8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BqYD4dm)

(https://i.ibb.co/VwTvWm4/D2-CB5147-580-B-410-D-9-EA2-86-A3871-A8-DBE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SfBKXrC)

(https://i.ibb.co/PTft0Wj/BB6-E61-AC-91-A4-4680-B65-B-B758-DF84-F53-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/28f5HMh)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 05, 2019, 09:23:00 PM
What kind of wood is that stock?  It's stunning.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: MuskratMike on May 05, 2019, 10:18:37 PM
Steve: I second the question, what kind of wood is your rifle made of? Looks great.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Steve Milbocker on May 05, 2019, 11:18:29 PM
Thanks guys, it’s Ash. On its way to becoming extinct here in Michigan thanks to the Emerald Ash Borer
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Huntschool 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Cades Cove Fiddler 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,....
(https://i.ibb.co/NTc0nrg/27749986-10213663496333630-6361637469746389695-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CPRjs6p)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks 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!
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Huntschool on May 07, 2019, 02:21:25 AM
Quote from: Mike Brooks link=topic=9725.msg543827#msg543827 date=15571
 We had such an incredibly cold winter here in Iowa they figure it killed all the emerald ash borers...happy days!
[/quote

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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: David R. 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks 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. ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi 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.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Huntschool on May 08, 2019, 02:28:06 AM
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.

That is absolutely terrible...….  Just me talkin.....  I have heard how bad it was but that si beyond bad.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dave Marsh on May 08, 2019, 04:28:15 AM
My house is in the middle of 3 1/2 acres of woods of which I would conservatively say is 50% ash.  They are dying at an alarming rate.  I had to cut 8 big ones last fall as they were close to the house.  It is sad to see them go as they are great trees.  I have a fireplace so I can burn some but I have a ton all ready and more are dying.   :'(

Dave
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Steve Milbocker on May 10, 2019, 02:24:39 AM
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.

😳 40,000! I went looking for morels tonight after work and had 5 of them just getting dug in. Those are the 1st ones of the season here. I was hoping we might not have any this year as we generally have them before now.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 10, 2019, 11:20:15 PM
I have a theory, actually a bit more than a theory, concerning the why and how of the US tick problem and diseases they carry.  I absolutely cannot see any reason for the existence of those little devils.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike from OK on May 11, 2019, 03:33:15 AM
I have a theory, actually a bit more than a theory, concerning the why and how of the US tick problem and diseases they carry.  I absolutely cannot see any reason for the existence of those little devils.

I would be interested in hearing your theory... Or you can PM me if you think that would be more appropriate.

Mike
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 12, 2019, 01:01:20 AM
I would be interested in hearing your theory... Or you can PM me if you think that would be more appropriate.
Mike


PM sent.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: halfstock on May 15, 2019, 09:43:18 PM
More freerange chickens   less ticks.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: iloco on May 16, 2019, 01:26:33 AM
Some very beautiful rifles gentlemen. Here is a 32 built by Dennis Priddy.
(https://i.ibb.co/brB4mr8/FD110002-983-D-45-CD-820-F-75-AE76-DA9-ABC.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RC0XbCV)

(https://i.ibb.co/xLdSdKc/52854-A73-B714-48-D6-82-E6-7-D054-ADFC5-ED.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6wLRLcp)

(https://i.ibb.co/VvzSrMS/C46-E49-B2-8-E74-4-BE2-ACEE-AA26-D1-A93-A5-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XzKsNFs)

(https://i.ibb.co/kQPn3kp/29-C40-FB7-0370-4-B72-B852-E3-E32-D7-DC7-B8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BqYD4dm)

(https://i.ibb.co/VwTvWm4/D2-CB5147-580-B-410-D-9-EA2-86-A3871-A8-DBE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SfBKXrC)

(https://i.ibb.co/PTft0Wj/BB6-E61-AC-91-A4-4680-B65-B-B758-DF84-F53-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/28f5HMh)

That Ashe has a unique grain.  Nice Rifle.  Maybe we can get back on track about squirrel rifles...
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Craig Wilcox on May 20, 2019, 04:56:16 PM
Regarding recoil, I usually concentrate so much on the target that I really do not notice either recoil or noise.  I DO notice the cloud of gray smoke hiding the target!

Hanshi, I too am interested in your theory.  I was a biologist working with wetlands and wildlife for many, many years, and have noticed rises and falls in the tick population, as with animal populations.  Never considered any correlation between the two.

I used to have an old sock with powdered sulfur in it, and just tapped it against my lower legs and feet.  Once or twice I would find a tick on me, but it was a rare occurrence.  Here in Ohio, I may have to start using that old sock again, as last year I did find a couple trying to sample my blood.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 20, 2019, 10:13:54 PM
Craig, I remember way back that some folks would dust themselves with sulfur using an old sock.  While ticks weren't as big problem back then, chiggers were.  Chiggers could be a worse misery than poison ivy.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Smokey Plainsman on May 21, 2019, 01:22:00 AM
My squirrelster rifle is currently in production over at the fine folks with Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading. Can’t wait to join the ranks of the Flinty Squirellers!! :D
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Neven on May 27, 2019, 06:08:01 AM
My Jack Garner .40 caliber

(https://i.ibb.co/ry7XjCm/009709-CA-C97-C-4-DB0-A3-CA-0-D56-C672-AD1-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f01Tgh2)

(https://i.ibb.co/DWmf99y/87-ED6-EF0-1-ED4-46-E5-A388-8497-A2-FF9919.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KhBx22k)

(https://i.ibb.co/LdTTr6M/CB448813-9-A6-A-4271-AEBF-E7-A46-F835-E8-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CKjj6vq)

dice with many sides (https://freeonlinedice.com/)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Neven on May 31, 2019, 04:57:26 AM
Got the .32 cal JP McCoy out today.  Great day to be out.
(https://i.ibb.co/JRf94bK/995-B39-DA-1-B92-4882-850-D-F9-DD0-A3212-E9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5WNPyz6)

(https://i.ibb.co/N6LdJP1/914-DD53-B-F090-4-FB3-ACFA-D7-B12-DC608-FC.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tMbTvtZ)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: JamesT on May 31, 2019, 06:26:59 AM
Nice job! I like it.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on May 31, 2019, 10:11:57 PM
Very cool, Neven; I'd sure love to get out and pop some bushytails.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Neven on June 03, 2019, 04:13:58 AM
Thanks going back out Monday morning before it gets too hot wishme luck
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike Brooks on June 03, 2019, 03:27:05 PM
What state has squirrel season open this time of year?
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Three balls on June 03, 2019, 08:10:08 PM
Missouri is open.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Mike from OK on June 04, 2019, 01:13:54 AM
Oklahoma opened May 15th... If you can keep your powder dry while swimming to a good squirrel spot.

Mike
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: kvanwhy on June 04, 2019, 08:10:01 PM
Here is a picture from this fall.  Mine is nowhere near as pretty as most of the ones posted.  Great shooter and I am not afraid to walk around the woods with it though. 
.36 cal with some character. It looks like it was someone's  first attempt at a build with the couple imperfections it has.  It was the right price at the time and has bee a blast to shoot.  Holds it's own on the Woodsman Walks too.

(https://i.ibb.co/Brwk9jv/IMG-0731.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cCxqjtR)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Daryl on June 04, 2019, 08:57:24 PM
A "working gun" that apparently works well for you.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on June 05, 2019, 12:07:38 AM
That rifle looks pretty good to me.  It doesn't take fancy to be a fine hunting rifle.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Flycaster1977 on June 06, 2019, 02:25:53 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/fGb55Yw/5-CE27540-3536-4-BC6-B114-AE61704-AC1-C6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3YwqqyZ)

(https://i.ibb.co/wK8Zshm/C4-A30201-B8-C1-49-D5-85-F8-A1-DED3-D32-B4-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nD4qCMJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/SP4SQtY/B4-C54059-3-B2-E-4-FDD-9-AE3-A3-F43386-D9-CE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0cR5BC4)

(https://i.ibb.co/dmQQBHF/F970-F0-C3-8-D73-481-E-9-BBA-13-E7-B16-F17-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QD669xL)

(https://i.ibb.co/D5KLL75/A807-FC53-69-DC-4-E15-A6-FB-EA5-C35-B0-F5-D7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0hJQQfh)

My first “build”. .36 smr
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Lobo on June 06, 2019, 03:34:35 PM
My Judson Brennan .36 Poor Boy


(https://i.ibb.co/8PYr4D8/Brennan-36cal.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c2Y6XcT)
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Maalsral on June 06, 2019, 07:09:13 PM
Kentucky's spring season is open.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: hanshi on June 06, 2019, 10:13:30 PM
Those are two "gawjuss" (Southern for "gorgeous") rifles.
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dennis Glazener on June 07, 2019, 02:29:03 AM
Looks a lot like a Kibler kit. Nice job.
Dennis


(https://i.ibb.co/fGb55Yw/5-CE27540-3536-4-BC6-B114-AE61704-AC1-C6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3YwqqyZ)

(https://i.ibb.co/wK8Zshm/C4-A30201-B8-C1-49-D5-85-F8-A1-DED3-D32-B4-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nD4qCMJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/SP4SQtY/B4-C54059-3-B2-E-4-FDD-9-AE3-A3-F43386-D9-CE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0cR5BC4)

(https://i.ibb.co/dmQQBHF/F970-F0-C3-8-D73-481-E-9-BBA-13-E7-B16-F17-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QD669xL)

(https://i.ibb.co/D5KLL75/A807-FC53-69-DC-4-E15-A6-FB-EA5-C35-B0-F5-D7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0hJQQfh)

My first “build”. .36 smr
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Flycaster1977 on June 07, 2019, 06:38:48 AM
Dennis,
It is jims smr kit. I added a horn toe plate and muzzle cap. I figured it would be a great place to start for a first build. I enjoyed it and i learned a lot.

Ben
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Dennis Glazener on June 07, 2019, 05:22:35 PM
The nose cap for that rifle is a challenge due to the size of the wood you have to work with. I have made several and hated to start on each one of them.
Dennis
Title: Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
Post by: Ridge on June 30, 2019, 07:40:51 PM
This is my squirrel rifle.  It's a 25 caliber made by Dave Motto.


(https://i.ibb.co/kxmJYN7/IMG-2296.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)

(https://i.ibb.co/R3xTsSh/IMG-2297.jpg) (https://ibb.co/x1pqBsm)

(https://i.ibb.co/pJxQNmh/IMG-2299.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XSbD6wY)

(https://i.ibb.co/TLQ1zqy/IMG-2300.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2NzSXYJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/P9ZTRcL/IMG-2303.jpg) (https://ibb.co/D8DGN9J)

(https://i.ibb.co/n7s0PTX/IMG-2301.jpg) (https://ibb.co/48Zf1cb)
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Post by: D.E.Powell on July 04, 2019, 07:08:55 PM
Finished this last summer....36 cal. 42" bbl. Chambers late Kentland lock, walnut stock.

(https://i.ibb.co/qncB4Hj/DSC02534.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0X6qW02)
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Post by: hanshi on July 04, 2019, 10:08:02 PM
What great eye candy!
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Post by: Einsiedler on July 05, 2019, 04:06:26 PM
Here is my very amateurish attempt at a rifle built from some old parts I found when moving into my new shop. It is pretty simple and utilitarian. Not the best workmanship but it shoots. Barrel is an old
Douglas. 15/16 A F. .40 cal. Davis Jäger lock. Horn and pouch are also my own creation. Not a copy of anything in particular. Just wanted something kind of "Jägerische".  Pleasant to carry in the woods. Definitely not a "long" rifle. 

Love looking at all the fine rifles posted here. Thank you!!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ryhfC67J/6-C20-B830-DB35-499-A-8-DF7-DF8-A1971-A958.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDbNqHJ6)
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Post by: Neven on July 05, 2019, 05:53:52 PM
More squirrels with the McCoy .32


(https://i.ibb.co/f40dpnz/93-A773-AB-1621-46-BF-A08-C-6-DA6-D4-F4035-E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yWsFyYc)
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Post by: Neven on July 06, 2019, 07:07:44 AM

One more

(https://i.ibb.co/Jc3jcg5/E7-B24680-CABC-4-CFA-A7-A3-7-EFC78241-EFF.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Zf2zf7W)
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Post by: Kopfjaeger on July 24, 2019, 02:06:42 PM
A lot of nice squirrel rifles.
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Post by: hanshi on July 24, 2019, 11:06:57 PM
Maybe posted previously, can't remember, but here it is anyway.  .36 X 3/4" X 38"; a super lightweight.

(https://image.ibb.co/iYLtgw/PICT0577-2-1-1.jpg)
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Post by: stikshooter on July 24, 2019, 11:29:36 PM
Hope it"s light otherwise that squirrel could kill Godzilla
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Post by: Viktor on July 25, 2019, 03:21:08 AM
Great pics!  This thread, and the "plan n perdy" are my two favorites, so many beautiful rifles.  I have a .40 in the works, I will have to be patient for something to show.
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Post by: hanshi on July 25, 2019, 10:57:40 PM
Hope it"s light otherwise that squirrel could kill Godzilla


Ha, ha!  Yes it is a tiny rifle and that squirrel is only standard size.  ;D
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Post by: alacran on July 27, 2019, 02:21:48 PM
Here is a squirrel for you Hanshi
(https://i.ibb.co/xf8L7bL/1209180815-Burst01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rcf0wh0)
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Post by: hanshi on July 28, 2019, 01:43:43 AM
Here is a squirrel for you Hanshi
(https://i.ibb.co/xf8L7bL/1209180815-Burst01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rcf0wh0)


Squirrelasaurus Rex.  But not that tough, apparently, since he died from a foot wound.
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Post by: alacran on July 28, 2019, 03:49:00 PM
The Abert squirrels brain is in their right front paw.
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Post by: hanshi on July 28, 2019, 11:17:46 PM
 :o Aaaahh....Ha!  I see.  :-\
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Post by: Mike from OK on July 29, 2019, 05:44:32 AM
The Abert squirrels brain is in their right front paw.

Some would say that you missed... I say you didn't waste meat. ;-)

Mike
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Post by: alacran on July 29, 2019, 04:00:29 PM
Actually I intentionally went out with the smoothbore that day so I could take a photo of an Abert squirrel that still had its head attached.
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Post by: Bassdog1 on November 28, 2019, 06:25:34 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/kx37yms/IMG-1195.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c1bBvYS)
Lower end of spectrum but I am proud to own it and it is a squirrel getter. No squirrels today but will post some action shots of it this week.
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Post by: galudwig on November 28, 2019, 07:28:56 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/kx37yms/IMG-1195.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c1bBvYS)
Lower end of spectrum but I am proud to own it and it is a squirrel getter. No squirrels today but will post some action shots of it this week.

Cherokee's were nice little rifles (kind of a Renegade version of a Seneca). I had one for a while and killed quite a few squirrels with it too. Wish I still had it. Mine was an early one, like yours, before they went to single triggers. Thanks for sharing!  ;)
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Post by: Bassdog1 on November 29, 2019, 12:20:16 AM
Yep and an easy little gun to carry around all day if I ever have a flint gun built I am going to have it built to the same dimensions. I have three of these in .32 all in excellent condition one that has never been fired with a beautiful pristine barrel, stock and lock. The other two I alternate between when target shooting and hunting. I recently purchased a factory 32 Seneca and when I get it sighted in and a load developed I am going to sell the unfired gun and a couple others to help fund my first flintlock. Also have a factory 36 barrel and a 32 being re-bored to 40 by Bobby Hoyt and a couple 45 barrels for the Cherokee .
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Post by: MuskratMike on November 29, 2019, 12:48:54 AM
From the Silvies River Shoot. .40 caliber SMR built by Jim Kibler. Correct horn by Scott Morrison. Anyone can have a great shooting rifle. Anyone can have a great looking rifle. Anyone can have fine accessories, but when they all come together it is something special.
Click on photo to enlarge.
(https://i.ibb.co/pWSZrBZ/Silvies.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Gsqk34k)

The "Muskrat" wishes everyone a happy, and safe Thanksgiving. May God bless each and everyone of us.
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Post by: Jose Gordo on November 29, 2019, 02:31:53 AM
Thanks for the photo alacran. It brought back lots of good memories.

I've hunted most everything the west has to offer, but I have to say Abert's Squirrel is my favorite. Haven’t hunted them for 25 years, but hopefully next fall...


(https://i.ibb.co/411gHFD/1209180815-Burst01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PDDzdrb)
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Post by: wolf on November 29, 2019, 07:13:09 PM
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,(https://i.imgur.com/rhsC3hll.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg)
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Post by: Daryl on November 29, 2019, 10:08:58 PM
my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,

How do you know, did someone else shoot her?
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Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on November 30, 2019, 08:42:07 PM
I think it's a cliche which praises the rifle but understates the shooter's ability.  The only test for it would be to have someone else beat you with your own rifle, figuratively speaking.
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Post by: Daryl on November 30, 2019, 09:13:08 PM
Yeah - I was just funnin' him.
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Post by: Ross Dillion on November 30, 2019, 09:18:28 PM
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,(https://i.imgur.com/rhsC3hll.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg)


I bet that rifle is lite as a feather.  Beautiful stock!
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Post by: wolf on December 03, 2019, 03:09:44 AM
it is lite as a feather and balances good,,,,,,,,,,,,(https://i.imgur.com/I3r6EMQl.jpg)
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Post by: Mountaingoat on December 03, 2019, 05:10:38 AM
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\


(https://i.ibb.co/LNBr7Z4/IMG-20191128-154227.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cYRwnrz)

(https://i.ibb.co/6vPZ40z/IMG-20191128-154147.jpg) (https://ibb.co/db2cQ4F)

(https://i.ibb.co/qY0rcVM/00100d-PORTRAIT-00100-BURST20191128154305089-COVER.jpg) (https://ibb.co/F4sDyCb)
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Post by: flinchrocket on December 03, 2019, 07:57:27 PM
I've got both 32 & 36 and like a 36 better. Both will demolish a squirrel if you make a bad shot. If I wanted something smaller it would be 29 cal.


Ps: You did a nice job finishing that one. Looks good.
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Post by: Smo on December 03, 2019, 10:42:14 PM
Not a Traditional style gun, but one that’s been around for awhile..

Hopkins Allen .36 cal undehammer... a tack driving machine.

In the right persons hands....

(https://i.ibb.co/qNtkst6/082-B7-F84-2-F89-4139-A33-B-3-E39-AA60233-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HtWnzWZ)
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Post by: hanshi on December 04, 2019, 12:31:31 AM
Mountaingoat, I think you did a fine job on that SMR.  I want one in .45.
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Post by: wolf on December 04, 2019, 01:39:47 AM
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\

that is a beautiful rifle! I may get a 36 next. everything I here about the Kibler kits is good. they look like most of the work is done, just a little fitting and finishing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

(https://i.ibb.co/LNBr7Z4/IMG-20191128-154227.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cYRwnrz)

(https://i.ibb.co/6vPZ40z/IMG-20191128-154147.jpg) (https://ibb.co/db2cQ4F)

(https://i.ibb.co/qY0rcVM/00100d-PORTRAIT-00100-BURST20191128154305089-COVER.jpg) (https://ibb.co/F4sDyCb)
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Post by: Mountaingoat on December 04, 2019, 05:21:32 PM
Thanks fellas! The hardest part of the kit was the buttplate. It took quite a bit of work. Had to fill the predrilled holes and scoot the plate in deeper a bit. Other than that, smooth sailing!

These things sure do handle and balance nice.