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Savage Shooter
June 27, 2008, 10:46 PM
I was watching TCM today about 3:00 and there was a western on there was a man with with what at first appeared to be double barrel coach gun. I soon realised that it was a 4 barrel coach :what:gun SxS over SxS when he fired it he would break it open reload then twist the barrel around until the bottom 2 barrels were on top and reload them. It appeared to be a .410 or 20ga. I was wondering if this was actually possible or if it was just another hollywood prop gun.

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JShirley
June 28, 2008, 12:56 AM
Almost anything's possible with enough money, time, or both.

ltetmhs
June 28, 2008, 01:29 AM
Famars Rombo. Not what you described , but 4 barrels. 28 & .410 gauge. Beautiful gun. What movie was it?

gtmerkley
June 28, 2008, 01:34 AM
buy the way why ain't there no semi auto street sweepers out there

Harry Paget Flashman
June 28, 2008, 01:45 AM
Link: http://www.famars.com/rombo.htm

boilingleadbath
June 28, 2008, 11:53 AM
Saw a picture of a 4-barrel breach loader of some type once. It had been turned in at an English gun amnesty.

I can't tell you the action type, as the shot only showed the muzzle... for all I know, the breach was held shut with hex-headed bolts.

32special
July 2, 2008, 03:43 PM
I saw that movie to, it was called " The Stranger Returns". They showed two movies with the Stranger character that day, "The Stanger in Town" then "The Stranger Returns". The actor was named Tony Anthony, and the films seemed to be in the spaghetti western style. They remminded me of some early Clint Eastwood movies, but apparently the Stranger character never took off like Clint's the man with no name character.

Both movies had the same plot: Guy enters town to find gold, encouters bandits, they take is pistol and beat the crap out of him, he escapes, then kills all the bandits with a shotgun.

Here's a picture.

Deer Hunter
July 2, 2008, 05:14 PM
There was one guy around here that had a quad-barrel shotgun. He made it from two Rossi O/U I believe.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 3, 2008, 10:17 AM
....anything's possible....

Indeed:

http://hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52.php?lang=en

Have fun. :)

gtmerkley
July 3, 2008, 11:01 AM
I have seen them in 4 barrel and 6. sharps made a 4 barrel derringer in 22 cal. I have a 6 barrel 32 that is actually quiet light with it's 5 inch barrel it is double action as it cocks the hammer back but you have to rotate the barrel by hand it was made in 1836 by Allen and Thurber and was meant to be used as a club if you didn't want to shoot or was out of bullets

Mp7
July 3, 2008, 11:08 AM
http://hoferwaffen.com/images/products/selected/lauf_35.jpg

http://hoferwaffen.com/images/products/selected/lauf_36.jpg

and this:

http://hoferwaffen.com/images/products/selected/lauf_37.jpg

this guy actually makes a double barrel rifle that only weighs 2.2pds(!)

sinistr
July 4, 2008, 04:09 PM
that jimmi dean sausage guy made a movie in the 80's. he had one.

Beagle-zebub
July 4, 2008, 05:31 PM
I once saw a four-barrel (vierlung) .410 at the range. It had two horizontal stacks of barrel-pairs, and was a break-action with exposed hammers. (Can't recall whether there were only exposed hammers for the top barrels, though.) It was pretty darn cool, I have to admit.

revjen45
July 5, 2008, 01:32 PM
Many moons ago I was amazed by a 7 barreled gun in .22 Hornet. I asked what it was for- the answer: long range goose gun. Obviously it wasn't cheap, and I imagine regulating a 7 barreled gun was a chore requiring great skill.

Nero_Atrum
July 5, 2008, 01:45 PM
Those Hofer long guns are beautiful...

Acera
July 5, 2008, 01:45 PM
gtmerkley wrote:
buy the way why ain't there no semi auto street sweepers out there

I thought most all street sweepers were semi-auto.

Here is one on gun broker: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=103315374

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