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This is a discussion on Many years ago, within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; back in the early sixties, I was in a sportsmans shop in upstate pennsylvania. The propriotor had a shotgun that was the largest thing I ...
back in the early sixties, I was in a sportsmans shop in upstate pennsylvania. The propriotor had a shotgun that was the largest thing I have ever seen. If I recall correctly, barrels were about 34-36 inches, (Dbl Barrel), and hammers. He told me it was a 4 ga. It looked like you could drop a half dollar down the barrel without it touching. Just wondering if anyone has ever heard of a 4 guage?
Yes, 4 bore where popular in Africa and India. Those rifles have a about an inch in diameter
Many years ago I was in Harold’s Club casino in Reno admiring their gun collection, besides everything from an ancient Chinese hand cannon to modern firearms they had a 2ga Punt Gun that was mounted in a skiff they were used around the turn of the century for market hunting ducks. I don’t know how much powder and shot it used but the thing was about six feet long and bolted to the boat.
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Biggest i shot was an 8 gauge,useed for commercial duck and goose hunting a long time before anybody thought of bag limits,they would shoot them while they sat on the water
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8 gauge slugs are still produced for use in commercial kilns to break up the lime.
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