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Offline Darren Haverstick

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Meet Miss Daisy!
« on: August 01, 2020, 03:28:34 PM »
Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Miss Daisy, my new 32 caliber flintlock squirrel rifle that I received Friday. This beauty, made by my dear friend, John Pruitt, has a Rice 42" octagon barrel, a large Siler lock, and a whole bunch of homemade "Pruitt Special" furniture. The stock is made from walnut off the Haverstick family farm and trimmed with Osage. I'm currently shooting 35 grains of 3F Goexx powder and a .31" inch patched round ball. It is devastating on squirrels! Pay no attention to the spelling on the side plate. John is a gunsmith, not a wordsmith. Besides, I think it adds a certain charm to the "riffle".

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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 04:34:10 PM »
Nice! That Osage really sets it off and adds character. Is the barrel channel lined with Osage too? Hard to tell from pics but kind of looks like it. Congrats on a beautiful rifle!
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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 05:03:00 PM »
That's a very nice rifle, but Darren, he put your lock 9n the wrong side of the stock!

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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 06:45:46 PM »
 Nice to me you, Miss Daisy. You sure are a pretty one!  :bow
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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:51:41 PM »
Pretty sweet looking shooter Darren  :hairy
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 06:52:24 PM »
Nice Darren!!!  :hairy
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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 07:06:49 PM »
I noticed the lock on the wrong side also, David.  Too bad, but a person can learn to live with it.  Or, always hold it in front of a mirror and you'll be fine.
Else, mighty fine riffle gun.  Watch out, you little tree rats.

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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 07:51:00 PM »
 :hairy
Awesome shootin' iron...even with lock on the wrong side! Happy fur ya, big time...have fun with it and keep fillin' that pot.
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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 08:09:38 PM »
I had that lock put on the wrong side on purpose. I shoot it upside down to give them bushytails a sporting chance. Otherwise, it wouldn't be hunting, it would just be killing.

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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 02:14:36 PM »
I had that lock put on the wrong side on purpose. I shoot it upside down to give them bushytails a sporting chance. Otherwise, it wouldn't be hunting, it would just be killing.

I like that; good comeback, sir!

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 12:09:54 PM »
ROFL... :lol sign :lol sign :lol sign Perfect, Darrin!
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Re: Meet Miss Daisy!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 02:55:03 PM »
Howdy, Ms. Daisy.

That's a very attractive and well built squirrel-getter.  The architecture is very interesting.  What original rifle/builder inspired Ms. Daisy?
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