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Offline Joe Schell

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iron mounted squirrel gun
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:49:48 AM »
This is a little squirrel gun im finishing up. It has a 45" swamped 38 caliber Burton barrel, late ketland lock and some unknown set triggers that i modified.  I forged all the hardware. Its based on some North Carolina guns but not trying to copy anything in particular. 










Offline J. Talbert

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 01:23:32 AM »
Great lines!

I'm a big fan of good looking plain rifles.   No hiding the flaws.

Well done.

Jeff
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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 01:33:18 AM »
Is that Walnut?
I love the smell of Walnut shavings in the morning!

Offline wattlebuster

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 01:38:37 AM »
Great looking rifle Joe. Excellent work. I know its a shooter cause Ive already seen the groups
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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 02:10:10 AM »
Good looking rifle Joe. Should be a fun fun to shoot. I particularly  like the forged mounts you made for the rifle. Slick little flint rifle. Tim

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 02:14:09 AM »
I'd say Maple.

Jeff
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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 02:53:58 AM »
That is one handsome rifle Joe! Nice work sir.

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Offline bama

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 03:50:04 AM »
Very nicely done.  Thanks for sharing
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 04:07:03 AM »
Sweet rifle!  Looks like your local tree rats better start wearing kevlars and body armor... :o

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 05:03:41 AM »
Joe that is a right handsome pair you have there .I bet there both going to be shooters.Curt

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2018, 05:13:14 AM »
very nice looking rifle   really like the finish on it   what did you use for the finish?

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2018, 05:35:19 AM »
Joe,
Very nice job!
In His grip,

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2018, 07:53:39 AM »
Dandy little rifle!

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 01:42:01 PM »
Fine looking rifle there. Grace and beauty. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline P.Bigham

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2018, 01:43:05 PM »
Nice clean lines. Excellent color.
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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2018, 02:55:15 PM »
Joe , Very nicely done!! Nice lines , nice mounts. Little fellow looks like he likes it too!  Good Job!   Nate

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2018, 04:24:16 PM »
Joe,

Your not what I had pictured in my head!! You have certainly started building front stuffers early in life!!!

No, fine looking squirrel killer and fine looking young man in the picture.  Hopefully you two can make a lot of smoke together with that little rifle!!  Beautiful finish.  Also interested in your procedure.

Doc

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2018, 05:01:51 PM »
Well done Joe. I really like the simple look and how everything flows together. Looks like that little guy likes her too.

Percy

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2018, 11:54:17 PM »
Really nice architecture.

Offline Joe Schell

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2018, 12:31:54 AM »
Thanks guys. The stock is a hard piece of maple and the color and finish is a mixture of things. I first stained it with aqua fortis then put a sealing coat of tru oil. After that dried i steelwooled the stock and gave it a light coat of asphaltum and turpentine , then rubed that back, after that a very light coat of burnt umber oil paint . i let the paint sit about an hour then buffed it off. After all that a very light coat of boiled linseed oil then let it bake in the sun .

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2018, 05:12:56 AM »
Nice rifle joe. Good clean lines.

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2018, 06:52:53 PM »
Elegant.  Spot-on architecture. I especially appreciate the wood and metal finishes.  Just super.   God Bless,   Marc

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
I really like that rifle.  Nice and clean. Finishes look "warm" to boot.  Great job.

Best regards, Skychief.

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2018, 01:07:05 PM »
  Joe how is this rifle performing ,and what load are you using in it.

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Re: iron mounted squirrel gun
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2018, 02:47:02 PM »
Excellent!  Really like how it all flows so nicely.
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