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PostSubject: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 8:11 pm

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            I have a traditions Crockett in .32. I love to go squirrel hunting and have to say that this season the squirrels had a better than average chance of escaping with their lives. My eyes are not what they once were and believe it or not I was having many problems even at 20 to 30 years. Bigger animals like the whitetails are still tip toeing it around me under 50 yards. But I won't do a shot over 50 with open sights. Sooo I started looking to see if anyone made a inline in .32. And that produced zero results. So I wrote to CVA and Traditions to inquire if they had any plans for one. CVA responded first and stated that at this time they hadn't even considered building one. Not a real demand etc etc. But that if the demand was there they might do a limited run, Traditions, said pretty much the same thing... My question is does anyone think that it would be a cool little muzzleloader besides me? And being able to put a scope on it would for me be a real plus. So please sound off and let me know what you think.  confused
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 8:20 pm

Have you considered a sidelock?

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 8:25 pm

Well that is what I have now, but I would hate to tap a scope onto it. It would ruin the look.

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 8:33 pm

Sorry, I skipped by the Crockett. How about a peep sight?

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 8:35 pm

I haven't tried one of those. Anyone have a recommendation on which sight I might use.

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 1st 2014, 9:39 pm

yeah I dont see them selling at high demand, more like a specialty item IMO. It would be cool but with the crockett, i dont think it could get much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 2nd 2014, 8:39 am

Use a pistol scope with a piccatinny rail bolted to the holes where the rear sight comes off...
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 2nd 2014, 9:51 am

Just a thought,but how about picking up cheap older in line,say an old cva mag hunter,and having a liner fit?Not sure if Bobby Hoyt could or would do it,but you would end up with a good 32.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 2nd 2014, 10:49 am

'Pumpgun, if your eyesight is a challenge, perhaps you should consider a muzzleloader shotgun?  That way you can still hunt squirrels and enjoy muzzleloading at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 3rd 2014, 12:18 pm

That is an Idea Marty. I will take  a look

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 3rd 2014, 7:57 pm

I went this route for years. looking for a green mtn knight in .32  there was only ever about 250 made and most went to industry insiders who wont part with them for nothin. I found someone willing and had a knight mountaineer sleeved down to a .32 ( the build has been on several forums, search mountaineer to .32 conversion) sweet little gun, even shoots BH powder fine. the only drawback is the same as every aftermarket conversion to a smaller bore, Its a bit heavy.  Think for my next attempt, i would go with something in this style action  


available from Allen inline action. http://www.longrifles-pr.com/actions.shtml (pecatonia supply) seems it would be easy to fit a barrel, would end up nice and light. the next obstacle would be to find a suitable stock, that wouldnt take too much alteration, or just build from scratch from wood.  I was thinking to find a close synthetic, and maybe do some patch/bedding work and refinish.  I do also have an old CVA varminter in .32 that came factory drilled for scope. I do have a scope on now. but since recieving the .32 mountaineer, it hasnt been used.  I was thinking of making a fast twist .36 cal from this inline action for MMP sabot or paper patch range fun and maybe some varminting.


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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 3rd 2014, 8:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 4th 2014, 8:53 am

Neat little guns them .32 Deerhunters.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 4th 2014, 10:31 am

Years ago i had an original  "squirrel rifle" that fired a patched #1 buckshot.  The gun was accurate for sure.   The barrel was about 38" long and the gun was very heavy. 

i'd rather pop squirrels and rabbits in the head with my .50 caliber CVA StagHorn.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 4th 2014, 11:12 am

Spitfire wrote:
Neat little guns them .32 Deerhunters.


Ive got one of the little Deerhunters in .32 that I mounted a scope on because I couldnt see to open sights worth a darn, no more then Ive shot it seems pretty accurate(MAYBE 35 ROUNDS), with 20 gr. FFG Goex it will keep five shots inside a 1 in. dot at 30 yds...have never experimented with patch material just use some pocket drill Ive got, .310 ball and deer tallow or crisco for lube... more then likely it will shoot alot better but havent had a chance to spend time with it to find out.Made a raised cheekpiece out of a folded hand towel taped to butt for a good cheekweld, guns not pretty but it shoots.
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PostSubject: Re: Inline .32 Squirrel Gun   March 4th 2014, 11:43 am

I've got one as well and they are great fun to play with and light on powder.
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