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Reinhard 01-04-2011 02:40 AM

rare pistols
 
I took some pics of antique guns you might be intrested in ,they are a couple of Duckfeet pistols and they are a pair ,barrels are numbered 1,2,3,4 and the other gun is numbered from 5 to number 9,not my guns :( but intresting to see a COUPLE of rare pistols
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3223/1003076.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6981/1003073z.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9367/1003075.jpg

CA357 01-04-2011 04:23 AM

Very interesting. Bad trigger discipline though. ;)

billdeserthills 01-04-2011 05:24 AM

So Neat,
Why does each barrel have two holes?
Looks like the kinda thing awaiting all the barrells going off at once

Hawg 01-04-2011 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by billdeserthills (Post 414766)
So Neat,
Why does each barrel have two holes?
Looks like the kinda thing awaiting all the barrells going off at once

Two shots per barrel and yes they do all fire at once..

Reinhard 01-04-2011 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 414735)
Very interesting. Bad trigger discipline though. ;)

haha ,yes Don I can't help myself,I was thinking how it would be firing this gun, but the answer is easy I think ,with a lot of smoke
it must be a buzz ,four caliber .52 barrels igniting at the same time
I don't think they make them in replica's

amoroque 01-04-2011 04:12 PM

those ARE very interesting. Do you have any other info on them?

Reinhard 01-04-2011 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by amoroque (Post 414967)
those ARE very interesting. Do you have any other info on them?

amoroque I have no futher info on them ,but I just looked on the net and you can find duck'sfoot replica's sold in kit by dixie gun works
the guns belong to a friend ,nothing is known on the guns except what you already can find on the net, I know that a pair of these guns is very ultra rare

Duck's Foot Pistols

30-30remchester 01-04-2011 10:57 PM

These type of handguns are called "ducksfoot". These were designed to discharge all barrels at once. These had only one purpose. These were naval anti boarding weapons. In the days of old when 2 ships came side by side, the aggresive ships sailors would swing over at once to overwhelm the other ship. These guns were fired in unison as I understand it. An entire volley of these going off at one time had to devestate the invaders. As with most I have seen they were smoothbore and with no sights. Pointblank range only.

CA357 01-04-2011 11:14 PM

I bet they're a hoot to shoot. I would imagine the brass frames might not hold up with heavy usage. However, they probably weren't fired all that often.

Reinhard 01-04-2011 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by 30-30remchester (Post 415178)
These type of handguns are called "ducksfoot". These were designed to discharge all barrels at once. These had only one purpose. These were naval anti boarding weapons. In the days of old when 2 ships came side by side, the aggresive ships sailors would swing over at once to overwhelm the other ship. These guns were fired in unison as I understand it. An entire volley of these going off at one time had to devestate the invaders. As with most I have seen they were smoothbore and with no sights. Pointblank range only.

that's interesting,you seen more of these guns? these pistols have rifled barrels


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