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Offline Don Adams

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #500 on: March 26, 2017, 06:03:49 PM »
Here's my .32 squirrel rifle
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #501 on: March 26, 2017, 07:31:09 PM »
Great looking rifle Don!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #502 on: March 26, 2017, 09:53:30 PM »
Beautiful rifle, Don.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #503 on: March 27, 2017, 02:06:28 AM »
Nice looking rifle. Not sure about what appears to be a buckhorn sight, though.  Is it used as a peep sight?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #504 on: March 27, 2017, 02:33:45 AM »
I like that gun. Used to see everybody with a gun like that in the early 80's at Friendship. They have come back in popularity again and for good reason, they're good looking guns.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #505 on: April 01, 2017, 08:21:10 PM »
"....too bad no grey or black squirrels around here."

Daryl, be careful what you wish for!  We have tooooo many "chicken of the trees" here.  They did close to $1,000 in damage to our car wiring last year.  Nasty little beasties.  Yes, I like hunting them, but got started shooting them as a kid to clear the destructive varmints out of our property. 

Come on down from BC and we'll work together on eradicating them.   :-)   

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #506 on: April 02, 2017, 08:52:55 PM »
I used to shoot black and grey squirrels in Southern Ontario from age about 7 or 8 or so, onward - back yard as well as out on some farms.  Ate lots of squirrels in those days.  I suspect the local variety here might taste like a nice green spruce cone, or pile of needles.   They are protected for the trappers, thus cannot shoot them - which is just as fine, they are inedible, I've heard.
Marc - I'd love to do that, some day.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #507 on: May 30, 2017, 04:04:41 PM »


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I just hit 'em in the head and knock 'em out of the tree with the end of the barrel!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #508 on: May 30, 2017, 04:15:00 PM »
 ;D ;D....HaHa... Good one, SR.... I still gotta see that rifle.... missed you at Joe Wheeler and Knoxville...maybe one day... !!!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #509 on: May 31, 2017, 02:17:43 AM »


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Jim Chambers Early York kit rifle built by Jack Garner. 40 cal, Getz swamped barrel.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #510 on: May 31, 2017, 02:37:22 AM »
Grandfather said he could shoot the head off a pheasant with (his grandfather's) this one. I've not shot it though -does it count?


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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #511 on: May 31, 2017, 03:06:01 AM »


.32 cal by Steve Losey.  Great gun and has become my favorite.  8)

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #512 on: May 31, 2017, 04:49:56 AM »
My apologies Daryl.  The buckhorn sight I've not used as a peep sight yet.  Being a .32 caliber I don't shoot it much over 50 yards - but I would think it would act as a peep sight past that if I practiced with it.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #513 on: May 31, 2017, 09:05:06 PM »
My apologies Daryl.  The buckhorn sight I've not used as a peep sight yet.  Being a .32 caliber I don't shoot it much over 50 yards - but I would think it would act as a peep sight past that if I practiced with it.

Not a problem, Don - if the front sight was higher, the rear would word as a peep-sight.  Taylor's .62 Hawken started with just such a sight, but he's gone back to conventional sights on it now, seems to me. This one, modeled after an original S.Hawken's rear sight.





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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #514 on: May 31, 2017, 10:56:25 PM »


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Woodbury school squirrel rifle; .40 Colerain barrel, Davis Late English lock, Hardware forged by John House, finished out by me. My first build from a blank at the Canter's Cave Gunmaker's Workshop in 2013.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #515 on: June 01, 2017, 04:22:49 PM »
Squirrels and rabbits

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #516 on: June 01, 2017, 06:49:48 PM »
These type rifles are the most interesting to me.  I like the way they look.  Difficult to choose between a .32, a .36 or .40.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #517 on: June 01, 2017, 07:41:28 PM »
Hanshi I had the same problem. So I built one of each. Nothin pretty just plain ole rodent exterminator. Oldtravler

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #518 on: June 02, 2017, 04:13:34 AM »
Interesting sight Daryl.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #519 on: June 02, 2017, 07:00:53 PM »
Don- Taylor simply duplicated the original Hawken sight.

It did seem to make a decent, useable aperture sight.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #520 on: June 03, 2017, 02:37:41 PM »
I always keep a clean sack in my pocket and clean the squirrels as soon as I shoot them. Then when I'm done I only have to clean the rifle. I make a cut right across the middle of the back, get my fingers in and pull apart skinning both ends at once. With head shots it doesn't matter, but when I was a kid I had to use a .410. My grandmother loved squirrel brains so I had to skin them out with the heads on.
Those big red squirrels are too tough sometimes. I boiled one for two days once to get it 'annealed'.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #521 on: June 03, 2017, 07:50:56 PM »
. I boiled one for two days once to get it 'annealed'.


That's a good one!  :D
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #522 on: December 19, 2017, 11:45:47 PM »
I think this topic needs to come to the surface again, due to the proliferation of J. Kibler kit guns now being made.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #523 on: December 19, 2017, 11:53:10 PM »
At 21 pages of nice rifles it should be a sticky...
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #524 on: December 19, 2017, 11:58:41 PM »
Oh, yes; I do agree with you, Daryl.
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