Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Miami_JBT, Jan 5, 2021.
So, who wouldn't want this charming 'upland' gal to be their Valentine? (from Hercules - 1915)
How many folks knew that Hercules Powder Company was into in the insecticide business?
In the early 50's, while in high school, I worked part time for an advertising agency which rented out office space to the area rep. for Hercules. Their insecticides were a staple of the ag industry, especially in the southern cotton growing region.
I shudder to see anyone firing what has to be a large caliber rifle while standing in a row boat. Even sitting would be an adventure.
I assume this was an early attempt at a motor boat
If whoever posted it could PM me a link to where they got it I would appreciate it.
Would like to print a copy to go over my reloading bench.
I laughed that they would even put out an add like that.
Those were called Punt Guns, Bird Cannons and other names.
Fascinating history they had.
For when you're really.... REALLY hate waterfowl.
Or, really love them.
In 1987, mortgage rates were 18%. I managed to lock in a 16% CD for my kids education, and wished I had a lot more to put in.
Punt guns look like this
Those you showed from canardiere are more naval artillery. I think when you have a dedicated mount on your ship we are talking deck guns.. I think we are leaving punt guns way behind.
They are not from Canadiere as an organization but are canardière canon from MAS.
Can anyone explain what is meant by the “new Peters crimp”?
As I recall, that was a crimp style & material instituted to keep the shell safe from moisture (but not waterproof) which used to ruin a lot of shotgun ammo.
Oh Heavens Many many many many thanks for that you tube,,, That was beautiful. That is a gun.. 37mm, Took several people to move it.. and with a recoiled barrel to boot... Wow,, I want one bad. I really think that this now is my new lifes goal and perhaps the purpose I have trained for my entire life.. Wow..
Only complaint, The guy needs a longer cleaning rod
I'm fascinated that even back then - it would have been moral, ethical and legal to harvest fowl in that way.
Wouldn't you have loved to have had the day with those guys setting up and firing that beast?
Hey, indy, that's the first thing I noticed, too. What about that wad of stuff left mid-bore.....guess he just shoots it out.
Punt guns were used by commercial bird hunters who supplied eating establishments with food for their dinner guests. Way before limits were placed on hunters.
I am assuming (hoping) that like with all great range trips something was left at home. In this case it was the cleaning rod and this was a field improvisation..
I thought the video to be some sort of Franco-redneck version of "watch this" go boom! Thinking that we rednecks were an indigenous species of the red dirt South and sun(burned) belt of the deep South, I am gratified to see that we have invaded Europe and all is well.
Keep the old advertisements and all coming, love them! Thanks everyone, such a nice thread.
"Hold my pinot-noir..."
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