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triple barreled shotgun?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by natedog, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. natedog

    natedog Member

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    are there any? if there aren't, why not? more shots are better than less shots....
     
  2. Nosferatu

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    Hell, why stop there? I want a shotgun Mini-Gun style! :cool:
     
  3. Traveler

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    Yes, there are triples. The two most popular ways to make them are in a row (like a SxS) and two over one (like a Drilling). British and American makers tended to use the inline configuration. For a good article on such guns I suggest you check the back issues of The Double Gun Journal.
     
  4. Dave McCracken

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    There was an American company called The Three Barreled Gun Company at the end of the 19th Century.Most of their line was subgauges,a 3 barreled 10 gauge is kinda cumbersome.

    LC Smith also made some 3s, again in smaller bores.

    All things equal, a 3 barrel 12 gauge would have been 1 1/2 lbs or so heavier than its double equivalent.

    There may have been more if repeaters hadn't appeared.
     
  5. redneck

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    I think I remember reading about a revolving barrel shotgun (colt?) Had 4 barrels. Think it was from back in the days of muzzle loading though. Anyone else heard of these?
     
  6. nsf003

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    I saw a picture of a 4 barreled shotgun on TFL. I don't remember where I saw it though.

    nsf
     
  7. JeFF D

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    I remember that pic too nsf I think it was made by just attaching 2 doubles together cant remember much about it either but it was cool looking.
     
  8. George Hill

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    Aren't these called "Drillings"? Multibarrel, multicaliber guns...
     
  9. Traveler

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    Drilling literally means 3 barreled gun. However the conventional use of the word is for that of a pair of like caliber shotgun barrels with a single rifle caliber barrel centered below.

    The Europeans (mostly Germans and Austrians), having nothing else better to do often modify this arrangement in various ways. This is usually an attempt to make one gun cover all the hunters possible game choices. Two different rifle calibers with a shotgun barrel either above or below, three rifle calibers, two different shotgun gauges, upwards of 6 barrels (although 3 is the norm), and other things not normally found in the USA. Every variation and barrel placement has it's own name. I have a chart of those, but can't find it.
     
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    Ask 50 Shooter, his dad made the gun. It's two Rossi Overland coach guns assembled into one monstrosity. See this thread.
     
  12. 50 Shooter

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    Yep,
    The 4bbl is mine, one of my dads friends has a drillings. If it was in better condition it would be worth alot of money. I think someone told him that it was worth about 1K in the shape it was in now.:(

    Here's another pic.
     

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    50 Shooter was the poster. Now I remember.:eek:

    nsf
     
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    A shouldered Gattlin long gun?
     
  15. Dave McCracken

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    That double double probably has little kick. Hate to have to tote it though.

    Fabbri in Italy makes some 4 barrel 410s, for the price of a new crew cab 4X4 with all the options.
    IIRC, it's called the Quartocanne.
     
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    IIRC there were some common shotgun only Drillings, 16x16 over 28 gauge. The 28 barrel had no choke and was meant to shoot slugs if you came across a deer or boar.
     
  18. Jim Watson

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    There was an Italian make with three shot barrels in a pyramid, for the "single sighting plane," I guess.
     
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    When I was in the Army and stationed in Germany, I purchased a SXS 12 gauge with a 30-06 under the rib. It also had a full length insert in the right shotgun barrel that would fire 22lr.

    Overall it was a fine hunting tool and not as heavy as you would think. I purchased it in the 80s new and paid 1200 dollars. I wish I had not sold it. Needed the cash at the time.
     
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    At a gun show I saw a beautifully made Italian 4 barrel 410 which had the weight and balance of a 12 ga double,
     
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    50 Shooter: That thing is really cool. How much would your dad want to make another one?
     
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    For a while, Armsport imported what they called the 2900 Trilling or Tri-Barrel, which was built in Italy by Silma; this had three barrels in the usual "drilling" style, with two SxS barrels over a single barrel.
     
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    MacFarlaine shotgun.

    Hello from Engalnd..
    My father in law made a triple barreled single trigger ejector shotgun in 20b and 10b.We still have the 10b.The 20b pair were hand made for a customer some 15 years ago.All three gun are unique as they were the only one's ever produced with a single trigger mechanism.These guns were not made for exhibition but were made to be used in the field.They were all made to the highest spec with the finest materials available,all came hand engraved by the finest English engravers,with exhibition French walnut stocks and fore ends.
    Unfortunately my father in law died some 6 years ago but his guns still live on.He was aso a great collector of fine English shotguns aswell as having the largest collection of multi barreled guns available.
    Other manufacturers of multi barreled guns were Lancaster (3 and 4 side by side) and Dixon pyramid,these were true shotguns and not the drilling variety.
    The 10 b which we still have was tested in the white on wild Pinkfoot Geese in the north of Scotland,the story goes 12 shots fired 12 geese dead in the air...
     
  24. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Thanks, Mac, and welcome. That 10 bore sounds fascinating to me.

    I know a little about trigger mechanisms and the idea of a single triggered trio barreled shotgun strikes me as one demanding superb design and execution.

    Any chance of some pics?

    Thanks....
     
  25. CoRoMo

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    Yes, of coarse there are triples in both shotguns and rifles. Check out all the links below, it will blow your mind. :eek: There are quads (four barrels) too, there are even double barrel shotguns that have one additional rifled barrel, double barreled rifles with one additional shotgun barrel, quads consisting of two shotgun and two rifle barrels (these guns have got to be heavy!:what:), five barreled guns with three rifle barrels and two shotgun [oh, by the way, the multiple rifle barrels are of different calibers!:barf:!], five barrels made up of three shotgun and two rifle barrels, it is almost endlessl:banghead:


    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52s.php?id=35&lang=en
    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52s.php?id=16&lang=en
    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52s.php?id=19&lang=en
    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52s.php?id=33&lang=en
    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52s.php?id=37&lang=en
    http://www.hoferwaffen.com/hofer_52.php?lang=en
     
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