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PostSubject: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 13th 2017, 5:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 13th 2017, 5:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 13th 2017, 5:54 pm

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Excellent!

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 14th 2017, 12:02 pm

Brilliant!

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 17th 2017, 7:23 am

Here's the finished product, as usual top quality by Ron Paull. Enjoy.....





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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 17th 2017, 11:23 am

Shore is pretty. Sexy. I like the engraving, too.

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 17th 2017, 2:01 pm

That's a beautiful rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 18th 2017, 6:00 am

After seeing these photos, which you so graciously posted, I'm glad I'm on the list.  Thanks Buck.
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 18th 2017, 10:11 am

Simply gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 18th 2017, 2:54 pm

Some folks are asking if this can be built in a smaller caliber such as a .32 or .36cal? Also, would a flintlock version be correct for this style of muzzleloader?
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 8:58 am

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Some folks are asking if this can be built in a smaller caliber such as a .32 or .36cal? Also, would a flintlock version be correct for this style of muzzleloader?

GRRW CA can build this rifle in any caliber for the Leman Squirrel Rifle like what was available with the originals. From .45 to .32 caliber, these were percussion guns only being built during the 1850's and on period until the end of their run when cartridge guns became available.

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 12:10 pm

And here I thought I was doing good to have the builder of my original GRRW Hawken (Ron Paull) build a Leman Squirrel Rifle through GRRW CA! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 12:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 5:05 pm

Back to the original topic "GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle".

Here's more pictures of the finished product from Ron Paull.










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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 5:59 pm

I just met up with Ron (and Jean of course!), and I'm proud to say that I now have the gem in my hot little hands...er....big chunky hands.

Three words spell it out.  Mmmm....mmmm....mmmm. 

I'm familiar with Ron's great work and he surpassed even that with this one.  It's subtle, but I can almost pick one of Ron's creations out of a stack of rifles. He has an eye for proportion and "flow" that few others can match, in my view.  It kinda "sets the stage" for the remainder of his work on a rifle. 

In ordering the Squirrel Rifle, I needed a little extra LOP for my gangley frame, so he added just enough extra barrel length to match.  The 45 caliber barrel is only 7/8", so he used that and the lock dimensions as references for the other dimensions. It goes on from there. The engraving is pure Leman from his actual examples, and the screws are all correctly oriented fore and aft. 

It's as much a hunting gun as a drooling gun, so the center of balance is right under the rear sight for comfortable carry. The sights are low like the originals, but amazingly clear even for my old eyes.  Best of all for serious shooting is his "trade secret" trigger work. It's crisp with no over-travel or take-up and breaks under 5#.  And the metal finish?  He still uses the old original GRRW browning formula.  It's rich and buttery smooth.  The stock finish is breathtaking, too.

Yeah, I'm still grinning.  It will take a few more days for my order of 45 caliber components to arrive on this rock in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska, but once they're here (and the wind and rain pass), I'll post a shooting report. 

GRRW lives on in the remarkable work of Ron Paull.  Boy, does it ever! :Grace
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 6:03 pm

Thank you Hank for the update on your beautiful new toy, Ron as usual has out done himself again.

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   April 21st 2017, 8:26 pm

I absolutely love the engraving. That is a nice looking gem of a rifle there, Brownbear. Congrats! 
Can't wait for the report and sorry for hijacking the thread. You have a real beauty there!

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   June 3rd 2017, 4:09 pm

@BrownBear wrote:
I'm familiar with Ron's great work and he surpassed even that with this one. ....

The engraving is pure Leman from his actual examples, and the screws are all correctly oriented fore and aft. 

The stock finish is breathtaking, too.

GRRW lives on in the remarkable work of Ron Paull.  Boy, does it ever! :Grace

GRRW.CA is still using the old finishes done 40 years ago. All four of these old gunsmith's haven't lost their skills. Personally I think they have improved when compared to what was built years ago. That's because its for fun now and not just a job like then.

Only Doc White and Ron are engravers like seen here, I really like the H. E. Leman work copied from the originals. Nice rifle.

Wait until you folks see what's coming up with new builds, now in the finishing stages.  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   June 3rd 2017, 4:45 pm

just a flat out gorgeous rifle! I'd be afraid to take it hunting and I hate having to say that!

What finish was used? linseed oil?
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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   June 3rd 2017, 7:57 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
just a flat out gorgeous rifle! I'd be afraid to take it hunting and I hate having to say that!

What finish was used? linseed oil?

hand rubbed boiled linseed

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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA - Our newest rifle - a Leman Squirrel Rifle   June 4th 2017, 12:24 pm

Now, THAT is a rifle!
Very nice. It also is quite tasteful, with the nice balance of simplicity and fancy engraving.
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