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Old 01-05-2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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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.
you can buy them in a self build kit,so somebody ,somewhere must have fired one,I wonder howmuch blackpowder can be loaded in each barrel ,I guess it won't be more than 20 grains
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I have owned a few of the replica's and have fired them. I have seen 2 original ones and they were smoothbore like the replica's. Hard to imagine why they would be rifled, since this would make them harder to load, the range intended was very short and no sights. I shot my 3 barreled 36 caliber with 20 grains of FFG and recoil wasnt even noticable.

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I have owned a few of the replica's and have fired them. I have seen 2 original ones and they were smoothbore like the replica's. Hard to imagine why they would be rifled, since this would make them harder to load, the range intended was very short and no sights. I shot my 3 barreled 36 caliber with 20 grains of FFG and recoil wasnt even noticable.
it's possible that the owner wanted rifled barrels , they are scarce guns I don't think they were mass produced ,my guess is a .52 caliber
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they were made in some shape or form into the later mid 1800s.....caught cheating at a card game? no problem, pull one of these babies out and BAM! rest of the table is dead.

as far as I know...these are a "Gentleman's" gun. for those with lack of skill or without time to aim.
its a small "shotgun"

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they were made in some shape or form into the later mid 1800s.....caught cheating at a card game? no problem, pull one of these babies out and BAM! rest of the table is dead.

as far as I know...these are a "Gentleman's" gun. for those with lack of skill or without time to aim.
its a small "shotgun"
BrowningBoy I think they are more mid 1700s I guess,1760 to 1790
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