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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #750 on: November 29, 2019, 07:13:09 PM »
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #751 on: November 29, 2019, 10:08:58 PM »
my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,

How do you know, did someone else shoot her?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #752 on: November 30, 2019, 08:42:07 PM »
I think it's a cliche which praises the rifle but understates the shooter's ability.  The only test for it would be to have someone else beat you with your own rifle, figuratively speaking.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #753 on: November 30, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
Yeah - I was just funnin' him.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #754 on: November 30, 2019, 09:18:28 PM »
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,


I bet that rifle is lite as a feather.  Beautiful stock!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #755 on: December 03, 2019, 03:09:44 AM »
it is lite as a feather and balances good,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #756 on: December 03, 2019, 05:10:38 AM »
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\








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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #757 on: December 03, 2019, 07:57:27 PM »
I've got both 32 & 36 and like a 36 better. Both will demolish a squirrel if you make a bad shot. If I wanted something smaller it would be 29 cal.


Ps: You did a nice job finishing that one. Looks good.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #758 on: December 03, 2019, 10:42:14 PM »
Not a Traditional style gun, but one thatís been around for awhile..

Hopkins Allen .36 cal undehammer... a tack driving machine.

In the right persons hands....

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #759 on: December 04, 2019, 12:31:31 AM »
Mountaingoat, I think you did a fine job on that SMR.  I want one in .45.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #760 on: December 04, 2019, 01:39:47 AM »
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\

that is a beautiful rifle! I may get a 36 next. everything I here about the Kibler kits is good. they look like most of the work is done, just a little fitting and finishing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,






I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #761 on: December 04, 2019, 05:21:32 PM »
Thanks fellas! The hardest part of the kit was the buttplate. It took quite a bit of work. Had to fill the predrilled holes and scoot the plate in deeper a bit. Other than that, smooth sailing!

These things sure do handle and balance nice.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #762 on: January 04, 2020, 09:48:14 PM »
I thought i'd add my hot off the bench Squirrel shooter to the thread for posterity. .36 Kibler SMR with some light reshaping. Finished and patina'd with Kibler Aqua Fortis, Tannic Acid, Bone Black, and Chamber's Finish Oil. Scraped/burnished stock. Patch box made and engraved by Jim Parker. Lock engraving by Jerry Rice. Iron toe plate and nose cap by me. Sterling pipes, side plate, front sight, iron rear sight, and Sterling feather hole surround by me. (extra long Sterling pipes with wedding bands and octagonal shape as found on extant Whitson rifle. He used silver more than once, hence the silver touches). Thanks to CCF for helping me precisely position the sideplate.

Hope it holds up to scrutiny.

The first pic with a few of my other guns for scale for those who've not held a dainty little Southern squirrel rifle.





















Thanks for all the help! Gotta love the ALR forum!
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #763 on: January 04, 2020, 10:07:07 PM »
Nice job boys and especially on the muzzle, Bob. ;)
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #764 on: January 05, 2020, 02:45:53 AM »
Bob: if we can make it happen I will bring mine they will look like twins. Yours .36 mine .40







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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #765 on: January 05, 2020, 02:56:38 AM »
Sounds Perfect! That's one of my favorite Kibler SMR's Mike. I wish I could've done the patina as well as Jim, but that's asking alot for a feller in his garage shop...
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #766 on: January 05, 2020, 08:26:02 AM »
Mike, Bob, those are some beautiful rifles. If you two keep posting pictures of them I'm going to have to send some money to Jim Kibler and get myself a .36 SMR kit.

I'm up to my eyeballs in projects (house remodel) right now... But I'll take a browbeating from the Mrs. for a chance to build one similar to yalls'.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #767 on: January 05, 2020, 04:56:07 PM »
Mike, Bob, those are some beautiful rifles. If you two keep posting pictures of them I'm going to have to send some money to Jim Kibler and get myself a .36 SMR kit.

I'm up to my eyeballs in projects (house remodel) right now... But I'll take a browbeating from the Mrs. for a chance to build one similar to yalls'.

Mike

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Our rifles definitely show the different ways the kit can be finished.  ;D

Mikeís: Perfectly finished rifle by a talented artist, with sharp edges, symmetry, and overflowing with gorgeousness. 

Bobís: Roughly scrapped and burnished rifle by some guy in his garage, who rounded the edges, under finished it, and hopes it all looks on purpose.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #768 on: January 05, 2020, 06:11:35 PM »
You're selling yourself short Bob. Very beautiful rifle.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #769 on: January 06, 2020, 03:59:31 PM »
I shot this Abert squirrel while I was scouting for elk. It was the only squirrel I saw that day. I shot it with my .36 rifle. After all a squirrel rifle rifle without a squirrel is just a rifle.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #770 on: January 06, 2020, 11:07:03 PM »
Those are both "eye candy" SMRs, IMO.  I've used the .32 on squirrels quite a bit;  but I prefer the .36, own both but can do with either.  Those tiny .311" balls can be pretty difficult to handle when fingers are cold. 
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #771 on: January 10, 2020, 11:26:26 PM »
Itís sad some of the pictures from the beginning of this thread are no longer visible, it would be nice if some of you fellows can repost them.  ;D

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #772 on: January 11, 2020, 10:35:42 PM »
This is my .32, now a .36, but looks the same.





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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #773 on: January 11, 2020, 11:08:46 PM »
Love it Daryl. Canít beat the dark coloration of an original. Super.

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #774 on: January 11, 2020, 11:18:01 PM »
What happened to all the pictures? Are they gone forever?
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