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Offline iloco

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #175 on: March 26, 2015, 04:03:33 AM »
Here are some pictures of Don's rifle. Very nice.











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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #176 on: March 26, 2015, 04:04:46 AM »
Thanks Iloco!  I really appreciate the help in posting the pictures

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #177 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #178 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #179 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #180 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #181 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #182 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #183 on: March 28, 2015, 08:21:53 PM »
This thread should be a sticky!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #184 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...








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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #185 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #186 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #187 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

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #188 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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #189 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
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2015, 06:59:55 PM »
1/2 stocked squirrel rifle, for big squirrels


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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #191 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?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #192 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.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #193 on: April 02, 2015, 10:02:38 PM »
Love that front sight!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #194 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.

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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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #195 on: April 03, 2015, 01:18:05 AM »
Wow!  You could almost fall in!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #196 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.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #197 on: April 03, 2015, 02:26:35 AM »
I'm thinkin golf balls!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #198 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!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #199 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!

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