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Thread: What kind of BFG is this? Cool picture anyway.

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    klaatu barada nikto Chupacabra's Avatar
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    What kind of BFG is this? Cool picture anyway.

    Thinking about putting this pic in my clubs newsletter.

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    Waterfowling Punt Gun, and yes I want one
    Punt gun
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    A punt gun as illustrated in Science and Mechanics magazine in October 1911

    A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations and private sport. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and so varied widely, but could have bore diameters exceeding 2 inches (51 mm) and fire over a pound (≈ 0.45 kg) of shot at a time.[1] A single shot could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the water's surface. They were too big to hold and the recoil so large that they were mounted directly on the punts used for hunting, hence their name. Hunters would maneuver their punts quietly into line and range of the flock using poles or oars to avoid startling them. Generally the gun was fixed to the punt; thus the hunter would maneuver the entire boat in order to aim the gun. The guns were sufficiently powerful, and the punts themselves sufficiently small, that firing the gun often propelled the punt backwards several inches or more. To improve efficiency, hunters could work in fleets of up to around ten punts.

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    Woohoo that would be a hoot.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I remember seeing footage of one being used on ducks when I was a wee fella, growing up in Canada. Maybe there is a clip in cyberspace someone could dig up.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    They built on a Gunsmoke episode

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    Im sure i have seen a relatively recent punt gun Vid... Somewhere
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Load up a pound of powder and a pound and a half of shot.

    paddle your punt up near a flock of ducks on the water then

    KA Frecking BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    150 dead ducks to pick up and pluck for market.

    Wildfowling with a Punt Gun - YouTube

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    Thanks guys, video was brilliant.

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    Somewhere I had a catalogue from Christies, it had for auction a 4 barrel gun with 4" bores. Be a bad day if it chain fired
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Woohoo that would be a hoot.
    You should set one up in your pool Rushy, sort out the duck poop problem one shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    You should set one up in your pool Rushy, sort out the duck poop problem one shot
    Ha ha ha ha my missus put a floating crocodile head on the edge of the pool last night to try and frighten them from coming in the back yard. I had to laugh this morning when there was duck shit all around it.

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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    It would have worked on Louisiana ducks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Somewhere I had a catalogue from Christies, it had for auction a 4 barrel gun with 4" bores. Be a bad day if it chain fired
    Isn't that a "Nock" gun?

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    That's the geese cull on Ellesmere sorted then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh054 View Post
    Isn't that a "Nock" gun?
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