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Duck's Feet, anyone?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Boberama, Aug 20, 2009.

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  1. Boberama

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    Has anyone here ever shot one of these " duck's foot" pistols?
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  2. minutemen1776

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    Not since my days as a pirate.
     
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    I'm quite sure that any remaining specimens are housed in museums and are not shot.
     
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    It appears that the recoil might be substantial, with 8 barrels firing at once in what looks like .50 caliber. And the reloading might be slow in a muzzle loader with 8 barrels. I think you might use it when you are being rushed by a group of attackers, then throw it away after firing and draw your sword. Finding a holster might be difficult.
     
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    Wow! What a fun reproduction project that would be!

    I'd think getting consistant ignition of the outer two...or four...or maybe six, barrels might be tricky.

    -Sam
     
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    There are 3 barrel duckfoot black powder pistols available from Dixie Gun Works. Never knew all barrels fired at once...so according to legal definitions, a black powder machine gun (i.e. more than one shot fired with a single pull of the trigger)!

    From their page:
    "All barrels fire at the same time. Instructions for assembly and firing included. Skill level 1. One piece grips. Brass frame. Barrel is .36 caliber percussion, steel,white round. Features brass triggerguard, steel barrel block, and single trigger. Manufactured by Classic Arms/USA. THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO NEW JERSEY OR CANADA."
     
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    Now, remember: you are responsible for the eventual destination of every bullet you launch...even if you're firing eight of them at once in wildy divergent directions! :D

    I'd like to see someone set up a target array to try and get all shots on paper! That would be funny as all heck! 8 target stands spaced in an arc like 10 deg. apart from each other. Imagine trying to aim, er...point, them all at once! Yikes!

    -Sam
     
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    LOL!

    This thing may provide an answer to the "how to handle multiple assailants" threads that have been showing up in the forum.

    The grip looks as deadly as the "bayonet" or spike or whatever it's called.
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    The Taurus Judge is designed to do the same thing: fire a few .36" round balls in a wide pattern.
     
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    The original idea for the duckfoot, as I understand it, was to be used to quell mutinies on ships. Apparently the thought was the crew would rush the officers all at once to overpower them. One shot would be able to hit several at once. True or not I have no idea.

    It does seem to me that in the teasers for R. Lee's "Lock and Load" pistol show, they showed one of the three barrel ones being fired.
     
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    umm, yeah I need one of them
     
  12. Jim K

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    IWB or belt holster?

    Jim
     
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    mexican carry
     
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    That definitely looks ornamental more than functional. Or the ultimate Bug out weapon. lol

    "remember to fire in bursts and don't let the barrel drift off target"
     
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    The gunny fired a three barreled one on the pistol episode of "Lock and Load".
     
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    Hmm..... can please somone build a repro
    that fires... let´s say 9mm?
     
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    The explaination on "Lock n Load" was that if you were playing poker in a Wild West saloon and things got ugly you could pull out your pistol and shoot everyone at the table at once. It worked on watermelons.
     
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    That's pretty dang funny too! :D

    I'm not dogging Judges, I own two.

    Which is exactly one too many...

    Les
     
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    Bet Johnny Depp has one...
     
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    More appropriate in the Black Powder section. Likely to run into someone who has a repro version there...
     
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    My dad bought one of those duckfoot kits from Dixie and built it. We shot it a few times. It was fun, but yeah, it is inaccurate at best. but we did set up targets in a fan pattern, but there was no way you could possibly set them up to hit bullseyes all at the same time. There were no sights on the gun
     
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    I did build one as a young pup to carry as a unique blank reenacting gun in Texas Revolution but it was disappointing with balls. Other than a LOT of smoke & noise, it was incapable of hitting much over 15 feet away. I prefer my pepperbox & traded it off years ago.. It did draw a lot of attention as a reenacting piece though.... "DOC" Jim R
     
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    Speaking of the Dixie kits, has anyone built one of the pepper box kits? I wouldn't mind trying one.
     
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