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And You Thought A 10 Gauge Was Big!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by glockten, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. glockten

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    Interesting article on punt guns at the American Rifleman website.
     
  2. Marshall

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    IT'S A MARLIN GOOOOOOOOOOOSE GUN! :what:
     
  3. CleverNickname

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    That size gun seems more appropriate for small planes, not waterfowl. :D
     
  4. Triad

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    Thanks for posting that.
     
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    1 7/8 lbs of lead? They were Men in those Days...
     
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    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

    bignamepricetagboresizepayloadgadgetgizmoblackstockstainlesswoodstockbluetheseshellsbetterthanyourschokepatternI gotmoreducksthanyou crowd :D

    I've seen these punt guns/boats, NOW these are KEWL!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    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.
     
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    PUNT GUN FROM CHINCOTEGUE

    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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