Here's my latest project. It started as a .243 Handi Rifle with wood youth stocks. A trip to H&R brought a .357 Magnum barrel, I swapped out the wood for Choate youth stocks and had my local smith whack the barrel back to 16 1/2 inches giving the gun an overall length of just 30 inches. Some Uncle Mikes swivels and an old M-1 Carbine sling completed the project.
This has been one I've wanted to do for a long time now. For me it's a darn near perfect camp gun. Very compact, simple and rugged, and with a fair bit of versatility of ammo loadings. I can go from snakeshot and .38 wadcutters up to Buffalo Bore 180gr hard cast lead loads good for deer or probably even PA black bear if I really had to.
The barrel is a little stout but the overall package is very handy and it shoulders and points great. I'm real happy with how this one turned out.