Salt Gun?


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Sam C
May 7, 2007, 08:00 PM
While browsing through for sale ads for guns, sometimes I see the claim "not a salt gun", what exactly does that mean? Thanks!

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NCLivingBrit
May 7, 2007, 08:04 PM
Maybe it means the metal hasn't been artificially aged buy burying in rock salt? I know I've used that method to make iron and steel look faux old before.

boomvark
May 7, 2007, 08:07 PM
Maybe they're trying to say "not an assault gun"?

SDC
May 7, 2007, 08:07 PM
This is a specific reference to a lot of Browning firearms; one of the ways that Browning used to dry out their stocks was to stack the blanks in salt, which would draw out most of the moisture in them (but it would simultaneously draw some of the salt INTO the wood). Then, after the blanks were turned into finished stocks, that salt would corrode the steel where the wood touched. After this all came to light, Browning stopped using the process, but it's something you still have to look out for when buying a used Browning.

Shadow Shock
May 7, 2007, 09:09 PM
maybe it refers to back in the old days when farmers would lod their shotgun shells with rock salt to keep people out of their crops. the salt wouldn't rally hurt anyone, but it would sting and combined with the smoke and sound, would scare the beggebus out of anyone. by "not a salt gun" perhaps they mean this gun is powerful, and shooting someone with it will do more than scare them and give them a whelp

Highmaster
May 7, 2007, 09:27 PM
SDC is correct. Here is a link to an explaination:
http://www.shotgunreport.com/TechTech/TechnoidArchive/8-Dec-02.html

Sam C
May 7, 2007, 10:12 PM
Thanks SDC & Highmaster, we all learned something tonight!

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