Monday, August 06, 2007

Big Bore

I just recently found this pic of me in the early eighties examining a four- bore muzzleloading double gun, still shootable. It had American proof marks over Belgian ones and looked rather like a canoe with two fat tubes sticking out. As I recall it weighed in the neighborhood of sixteen pounds-- about right for negating recoil while being-- barely-- portable. Understand , this was a shoulder, not a punt, gun.

4 comments:

Reid Farmer said...

On a number of occasions I've been referred to as a big bore. Other times merely as a terrible bore.

mdmnm said...

And, as a shoulder gun, once it started swinging I'll bet you'd have no problem with follow-through!

PBurns said...

Jesus, now THERE's a gun to subdue the natives with. Never seen anything like it. Woweee.

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Reid Farmer said...

My shoulder hurts just looking at that thing