And You Thought A 10 Gauge Was Big!


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glockten
January 19, 2003, 04:24 PM
Interesting article (www.nrahq.org/publications/tar/bonus.asp) on punt guns at the American Rifleman website.

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Marshall
January 19, 2003, 04:54 PM
IT'S A MARLIN GOOOOOOOOOOOSE GUN! :what:

CleverNickname
January 19, 2003, 05:38 PM
That size gun seems more appropriate for small planes, not waterfowl. :D

Triad
January 19, 2003, 05:48 PM
Thanks for posting that.

Dave McCracken
January 19, 2003, 06:30 PM
1 7/8 lbs of lead? They were Men in those Days...

sm
January 19, 2003, 06:49 PM
Boy, I'd love to scull around a bunch of high dollar boys and their toys just one time with a punt gun...sure would settle the

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I've seen these punt guns/boats, NOW these are KEWL!!!

MLC
January 20, 2003, 08:55 AM
There is a maritime museum in St Michaels MD that has these on exibit. I went with my fiancee on a romantic getaway there and we ended up at the museum. There are some shoulder fired guns that boggle the mind. I recall one being referred to as the aspirin gun for obvious reasons.

Poodleshooter
January 20, 2003, 05:02 PM
There's another nice waterfowl museum and punt gun exhibit just outside of Assateague National Seashore down on the Virginia eastern shore. Great exhibits of kegs of blackpowder, sinkboxes, lanterns,etc. Read Michener's classic Chesapeake for some great stories about market hunting with the punt guns.

Dave McCracken
January 20, 2003, 05:36 PM
I've seen quite a few of these, living where I do and being involved so much in shooting.

I was present of the firing of one of these during the waterfowl Festival in Easton some years ago. It was a cannon, not a shoulder operated firearm. IIRC, the charge was a coffee cup of coarse black powder and the same volume of #2 shot. Damage on the target, a wall sixed cardboard sheet with goose drawings, was impressive.

krayne
August 1, 2006, 10:15 PM
i have a punt gun that was in the waterfowl museum for forty years then charams antiques cape charles , va for another forty years. i am interested in selling. email keith_rayne@yahoo.com

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