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Offline mazo kid

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Left hand squirrel rifle
« on: February 15, 2014, 10:53:58 AM »
I am posting some pictures of my LH 32 caliber squirrel rifle. I bought it from a friend who built it.

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 10:59:27 AM »
Another view:

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 11:01:01 AM »
And one last shot:

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 12:31:56 PM »
That is one heck of a beautiful stock. I can't even begin to guess at all the hours of craftsmanship that went into it, and I'm guessing the entire rifle reflects the same attention to detail. I have no doubt it shoots just as pretty as it looks.

Now, all you need is to find some left handed squirrels to try it out on.  ;)

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 06:41:46 PM »
Very nice one. I can see that a lot of work went into this rifle.  ;)
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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 11:02:22 AM »
I have a Left-hand squirrel rifle and it looks just like yours. Only mine doesn't have such nice wood or nice engraving or as well made or......Maybe mine isn't as nice. )L$
 
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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 01:19:57 PM »
Hi mazo, that's a beauty! It almost makes me want to become left handed.

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 01:49:21 PM »
Thanks guys; I'll be posting pictures of some of my other left hand guns soon.

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 08:10:39 AM »
Wow - I'm a southpaw, and I really appreciate seeing photos of lovely guns like this. I'll be on the lookout for your other pix.  :)

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 08:57:12 AM »
That's a beauty! But why is it called a squirrel gun. What's the caliber?

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 10:18:42 AM »
That's a beauty! But why is it called a squirrel gun. What's the caliber?
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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2014, 12:20:43 PM »
Len, as Magnus said, these were small caliber rifles used for small game hunting. This one is a 32 caliber, I use .311 round balls and 25-30 grains of ffffg powder.

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 01:12:18 PM »
Magnus & Mazo,
thanks for the edu

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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 08:21:31 AM »
Mazo. That seems a little stout for a squirrel load. Have you tried using about 12-18 grs.? I know some of the .32's won't do so well with the lighter loads accuracy wise, but a squirrel don't need much to punch a hole in it's head.
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Re: Left hand squirrel rifle
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 09:58:52 AM »
To be perfectly honest, I haven't used it for squirrel hunting, only target shooting. I am still in the load development stage.