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3 Gauge Shotgun With Pics

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Anteater1717, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Anteater1717

    Anteater1717 Member

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    A couple of days ago I was at the Nevada state museum they had a large and quite interesting firearms section. They had many pieces like parker guns that were worth a lot of money. But one shotgun caught my eye it is called the Browning Bull Gun it is a double barrel and it’s a 3 gaugeaccording to the information they had. I was wondering what is the lowest gauge shotgun you know of and have proof of? I don’t want to here about how you new a guy whose roommates friends great grandfathers brothers uncles nephew owned a 1/32 gauge. I want proof before this the lowest I could find was the Remington kiln gun it’s an 8 gauge. Now all i want is a 3 gauge :evil:

    Its number three in the middle
    I also have a picture of the text if you can make it out its kinda double versioned due to the glass protecting it.
     

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  2. Dave McCracken

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    Do a search on punt guns for some really big shotguns.
     
  3. Waywatcher

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    Whats that in inches?
     
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    About one-point-fifteen...
     
  5. Ron James

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    I'm sorry Anteater 1717, I need sometype of proof that that is a 3 gauge, your word just isn't good enought. Why the picture could be fake. :):)
     
  6. Hoppy590

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    yup, punt guns are the largest shotguns this photo seems to show a 3 gauge (compared to the 30mm) The big one ont he far left is a 30mm shell out of a Gau 8 ( gun in an A10 Warthog, a tank killer.) the website lists it as a punt shell. no real further definition

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    added:http://www.obscure-reference.com/guns/cartridges
     

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    These big smothbores were like mini cannons. In the 1850's through early 1900's they were fired off the front of low wide boats into waterfowl on the water in all the estuaries of the East Coast. Millions of waterfowl were harvested like this and sold in markets. By the early 1900's the big flocks were almost gone and were saved only by intervention like hunting rules, gun size and shot regulationds and the sale of duck stamps. Must of been quite a sight to see more ducks than water in the old days.
     
  8. Anteater1717

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    i took the picture so it isn't doctored i also lack the skill in photoshop to do so. also if you look at the text to the far right you can make out that it says 3 gauge and it is a browning so they might prove me correct.
     
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