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Old 09-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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He had a double barrel shotgun in one of his takes,he called a stagecoach gun. Didn't they use something with more ammo,and less reloading?. The old t.v. Westerns,they shot nonstop. I know that's t.v. For you. Only two shots ant much before reloading on the fly.


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a coach gun is a sxs 10 ga shotgun that was used on the stage coach. It was the first line of defense and most of the time they were short barreled so they were easier to carry and quick handling.


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Pump shotguns were not practical until 1897 with the John Browning invented Winchester of the same designation. There were a couple of lever action shotguns before that but they were a bit finicky. The double barrel 10 or 12 gauges were state of the art for the time.
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He had a double barrel shotgun in one of his takes,he called a stagecoach gun. Didn't they use something with more ammo,and less reloading?. The old t.v. Westerns,they shot nonstop. I know that's t.v. For you. Only two shots ant much before reloading on the fly.
Ever hear the expression "riding shotgun?" Well there you go. Actually despite the Hollywood dramatizations, trying to hit anything from a moving wagon or stagecoach would have required superior skills and markmenship...it was easier and more effective to use a scattergun.
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