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Offline Osprey

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Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:11:17 PM »
Well it seems like it's been a long time coming on this one.  I started this two years ago, incorporating some of the different Maryland school styles and some of my own ideas, trying to figure out my own personal style a bit.  Profile is from an A Kopp rifle, although I kept the comb a bit high because it fit me so well that way.  Carving is a mix of western MD area, Rizers and Armstrong.  Patchbox started as a Peter White design.  Started with a plank, hand inlet barrel and ramrod, had to make the thimbles, muzzlecap, entry pipe, sideplate and toeplate from sheet, inlays from silver sheet, patchbox from a MBS sheet/kit.  Pleased with this one, and it handles and feels really good.  .36 caliber, 48" Rayl swamped barrel that is TINY, must be an AA swamp weight.  Chambers late Ketland lock.
















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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 07:13:32 PM »
Made a horn to go with it, too.  Neat little horn with a Maryland colors strap, and it's a two chamered horn.  Top is for powder with a two piece antler tip, bottom plug is hollowed out and capped off in the horn, will hold two dozen .36 balls for the rifle.   ;D







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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 08:42:39 PM »
Just pure beauty to behold!  I really like your carving designs and that long barrel sure makes her look dainty!!  Great job Osprey!
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 09:16:11 PM »
Lovely rifle, great job on both the rifle and the horn. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 09:31:16 PM »
Very nicely done!
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 09:36:10 PM »
That's a nice looking gun you made. Good job.

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 09:42:29 PM »
She's a pretty one,nice work.

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 12:18:24 AM »
Very nice work!!  For future reference, scrolls always need a point of origin.  Your main work behind the cheekpiece is fine, but the other two scrolls originate out of nowhere.  Both needed to be re-oriented and come off the main scroll.  There are several places you could have done this with the inside scroll and the little squiggle could have come off the top of the main scroll.  Scrolls are basically vines and need to grow off something.....that something being the backbone of the main scroll.
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 01:57:35 AM »
Beauty!  You should be proud...and the squirrels should be terrified!  Nice rig!

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 02:36:17 AM »
TOF, you'll have to go back to circa 1800 Cumberland, MD and tell Martin Rizer II, that is from some of his rifles that I really like.   ;)
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 04:04:25 PM »
You do some very nice work. I think you do justice to Md rifles. I bet it wasn't easy to squeeze it all together with that skinny breech.
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 05:39:30 PM »
Sweet  ;)
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 09:42:17 PM »
 Nice job on the rifle, Love the Horn.


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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 11:03:48 PM »
  Well done an I like it...really like the carving too !

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 03:01:23 PM »
Being from Md. got to say  -  great job.

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 05:47:29 PM »
Now, a squirrel will know he has been hit by the best when he's shot with that one.  One heck of a fine squirrel rifle.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 08:31:27 AM »
Osprey,

Is A Koop, Andrew Koop from Hollidaysburg PA?

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
You’ve done a great job on your squirrel killing outfit. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 04:18:21 PM »
Wow! That’s a beautiful Squirrel rifle!

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 05:00:05 PM »
Well done, the rifle and the horn are both really nice.
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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2018, 05:03:03 PM »
Awesome work, very well done.

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Re: Maryland Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2018, 07:05:27 PM »
Osprey,

Is A Koop, Andrew Koop from Hollidaysburg PA?

AsMs

No, Andrew Kopp.  You fellas were digging in the history banks for this thread!  Still haven't got out to shoot any squirrels with it, hopefully after deer seasons wrap up here...
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