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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 05:20:07 AM »
Beautiful rifle Brian.  That’s definitely one of my favorites. 

Offline t.caster

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2019, 11:04:09 PM »
Beautiful work! Does it have just one lock screw? Looks like the front one is just a wood screw.
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 06:45:32 AM »
Yep only one lock screw. Many of the southern rifles had just one.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2019, 04:17:17 AM »
Took a week off after the CLA show to visit with my nephew and help him with some projects. Still not finished but it's close










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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2019, 06:47:35 PM »
Beauty of a rifle!!

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2019, 11:11:11 PM »
Just enough and not too much.  A beauty for sure.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2019, 01:41:21 AM »
 8) 8) 8)... Well done, Brian,... you do better each time,... !!! ... the breech tang and patch-box scream Unicoi County,....  I believe Misters Bean, Beals, and Lawing would approve,... !!!... you sure did it this time,..... CONGRATS,... !!!! .... regards,... Cades Cove Fiddler,.........
 

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2019, 03:54:13 PM »
Nice rifle, well done.

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2019, 05:15:56 AM »
Fine rifle, Brian. Thanks for posting. 
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Offline Terry Reynolds

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2019, 02:30:46 AM »
Fine looking rifle Brian! Had my .36 cal. Out this morning....ain’t nothing like a good squirrel rifle.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »
I'm hoping to get this rifle out in the woods. Don't know if I can hit a squirrel with open sights with my eyes though.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2019, 09:48:04 PM »
Sweet rifle, Brian!  Thanks for showing the build.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2019, 10:09:45 PM »
I really like the rifle, especially that you made fabricated most of it!!! The only thing that I can see that detracts from an otherwise beautifully done Tennessee rifle is the spur on the trigger guard could be bent a bit forward, following the radius of the rear trigger, a bit more, well to my eye.
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2019, 03:36:49 AM »
Finally felt good enough to work in the shop this week after dealing with crypto for a few weeks. I got my rifle about finished up. I plan on shooting tomorrow and maybe a short evening bushytail hunt.








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Offline B.Barker

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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2019, 04:49:07 AM »
Brian, that sure came out NICE!  If it shoots half as good as it looks, your squirrels better go buy some body armor and Kevlar helmets...

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2019, 04:31:02 PM »
Really beautiful work, Brian.  And noticed on FB as well!

We will all be looking for a shooting report, which I hope you can do before delivery.
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2019, 05:48:11 PM »
Your rifle has a deceptively simple design and architecture that is difficult to pull off well, and you have nailed it.  Wonderful forging work, especially on the trigger guard and tang.  I have a parts set made for me by Tornichio waiting to go into a similar build.  Seeing your success with this one is pretty inspirational.  thanks for the ride along.
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2019, 05:48:31 PM »
Fantastic rifle, great workmanship all around Brian.
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2019, 05:58:42 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I like how the Tennessee rifles look and getting the right look isn't as easy as one thinks. The over the comb tang is the most aggravating thing to get right for me.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 07:10:53 PM »
Terrific engraving! I just engraved my 2nd lock. Not quite to your level of execution yet.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2019, 03:56:16 AM »
Thats about as fine a Rifle as a fella could want!

A squirrel should feel honored to take a ball from that iron!  ;D

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2019, 01:48:50 PM »
That is a might fine lookin rifle!   I've got one going now with similar length tang.  How did u attach yours to the original tang....tig weld or some other means?  I'm curious for the next time I try one.  This one is tigged.

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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
Will a Tennessee squirrel rifle work on Georgia or squirrels in other states as well??? 
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Re: Tennessee squirel rifle
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2019, 01:56:26 AM »
I plan on trying to plug a few Kentucky squirrels with it. ;D