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Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #325 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.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #326 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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does this gun have a butplate...if it dont can i see a picture of it. thanks
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #327 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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #328 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #329 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. ;)
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #330 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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #331 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #332 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #333 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.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #334 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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #335 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #336 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...


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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #337 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

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #338 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

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #339 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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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #340 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

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #341 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.



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
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #342 on: January 15, 2016, 11:03:26 PM »
Maybe it's me; but I have yet to see anything "warty" posted on this thread.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #343 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.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #344 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

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #345 on: January 16, 2016, 09:36:20 PM »
Here's  mine.  32" Rayl  3/4x36 bbl.  L&R lock. Wormy maple

 



Beautiful gun!!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #346 on: January 18, 2016, 02:53:20 AM »


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!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #347 on: January 18, 2016, 04:41:27 AM »
Goose,

Is that stock Ash?

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #348 on: January 18, 2016, 05:20:55 AM »
Yes, ash with a little curl in it. It's really grown on me.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #349 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