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nosrettap1958

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #400 on: April 03, 2016, 05:44:22 AM »
Looks good to me, I'd leave the box off of it, looks right the way it is.

I agree. That rifle already has sweet lines. Leave the patchbox for another build.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #401 on: April 03, 2016, 06:35:23 AM »
It is a good day when there is a new rifle on the squirrel rifle thread.

Great looking rifle. I think it is great as is, without matchbox.
But l like simple well made guns, Like this one.
Great Lines and Craftsmanship…..Well Done.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #402 on: April 03, 2016, 09:17:04 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  Interestingly I had a non-gun friend visit and showed him the rifle.  When I showed him the patch box he said he'd leave it off.  Guess that's what I'll do!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #403 on: April 04, 2016, 01:07:00 AM »
Almost there, a  squirrel rifle with Bogle attributes but not a copy.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #404 on: April 04, 2016, 01:16:33 PM »
Where's all the wood shavings and saw dust? ;)

My bench is probably 4 to 5" deep in debris. I envy you folks that can run a tight ship.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #405 on: April 04, 2016, 02:22:32 PM »
If you like plain guns this is just the ticket for you.
North Carolina Deep River school after my old original relic. 42" .36 Colerain "B" weight barrel. Davis late English lock. I was gifted the walnut years ago. It supposedly it was a floor joist that came out of an old fallen down barn in Iowa. Who knows how old it is. It was all ready profiled with alot of drop when I got it, I figured I'd never be able to use it but the pattern fit! It has/had an area of sapwood in the toe and on the left side of the rear ram rod hole, it stained out fine and is good solid wood. It has lots of curl through out the upper forestock, and light curl for the balance if you hold it right in the sun. The gun weighs 7 3/4 lbs. Took me a week to build it at short daily hours. Haven't got to shoot it yet, been too cold and windy.





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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #406 on: April 04, 2016, 02:25:20 PM »



Here's the old relic it's copied from in case you haven't seen it before. It has a HORRIFIC bark inclusion through the cheek piece!

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Gunmaker/library/old%20poor%20boy?sort=3&page=1
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #407 on: April 04, 2016, 03:10:29 PM »
That's beautiful Mike.  Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #408 on: April 04, 2016, 04:00:27 PM »
My shop looked like this for years MIke, I finally hit the disgust level and cleaned it up.



Now I take about 5 minutes when I finish working to put everything up and run the shop vac for a few minutes.

Much better;

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #409 on: April 06, 2016, 03:53:21 PM »
Nice looking shop Eric you should be proud of it.Mr brooks that's a fine little lady you made.I like that.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #410 on: April 06, 2016, 04:04:49 PM »
Nice looking shop Eric you should be proud of it.Mr brooks that's a fine little lady you made.I like that.
  Thanks for the complement. I never noticed it's gender, where do you look?...... ;)
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #411 on: April 06, 2016, 05:46:29 PM »
Cleaned my shop once, no more, couldn't find anything for six monks.


Mike, that gun looks pretty good.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #412 on: April 07, 2016, 10:24:00 PM »
Do you have to look under the buttplate?  Oops!  She ain't wearin one!  :o

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #413 on: April 07, 2016, 10:28:16 PM »
Those are all some fine looking skwirl medicine. 

On, and SteveM, have you been out on that /6 lately?  I need to get mine out this year.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #414 on: April 08, 2016, 01:05:48 AM »
Its all in the booty guys.Look at that rifle its skinny the butt is thin and it has a nice curve to it.Like a model.Then you have those Big booty ones wide and flat.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #415 on: April 22, 2016, 05:09:28 AM »
This thread is to good to let it rest for long so back to the top.
I'm hoping that some forum folks that received their Jim Kibler kits recently, will be posting their project "squirrel rifle" soon.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #416 on: April 27, 2016, 12:09:13 AM »
Just so it gets tied to this thread, the J R Salvo "Ultimate Squirrel Rifle."

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=39847.0

I just noticed that this thread has been viewed over 65.000 times. Some sort of record?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #417 on: April 27, 2016, 03:57:50 AM »
Those are all some fine looking skwirl medicine. 

On, and SteveM, have you been out on that /6 lately?  I need to get mine out this year.

Not lately.  Have an electrical problem I have to sort out.  Probably the starter relay.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #418 on: April 28, 2016, 06:38:28 PM »
That's funny, sorta.  Mine has exactly the same issue ::)

Back on topic, anyone have any pics of double-ended bandana patch-boxes? 

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #419 on: April 28, 2016, 06:39:35 PM »
OOPS!

Dang Otto Creek, he's no friend of mine ;D

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #420 on: May 12, 2016, 08:38:41 AM »
Bump.  ;)
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #421 on: May 12, 2016, 02:25:35 PM »
Finally got the 40 out for an evening hunt. With season closing, knew i better get her out and see what she can do. Hit everything i aimed at, which was 3 squirrels. Could have killed more, but was giving them away and did not want to over do it. Season has been rough here in tn. Shot the fox squirrel at about 70 yards. Looked like a possum hanging on a tree..lol
 

That rifle is stunning both in the looks and performance department.

What's the particulars Bowkill?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #422 on: May 14, 2016, 01:19:04 AM »
Bought wood and barrel from a guy in pa. It is over 30 years old he told me. Barrel is a getz and let me tell ya it is a shooter with 30grains of fff. Lock is a davis.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #423 on: May 14, 2016, 11:23:30 PM »
Here’s an Eastern Ky squirrel rifle for ya.  Built in the 70’s by A.B. Conley of Salyersville, Ky.  Barrel is a .36 caliber, 13/16 x 42, made by Burgess Cassidy who got his start making barrels with Rex Maxey.  The lock is a small Siler built by Herman Stone.   















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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #424 on: May 15, 2016, 08:23:02 PM »
Heres one I wish I could keep 31" rice squirrel barrel in 32 cal. chambers lock and it comes in at 5.4 lbs