I guess this is different! 4G shottie!

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    I guess this is different! 4G shottie!

    Talkin' with an old guy today and the subject of HD cropped up.

    His house shottie is an old 4G single (no idea what make) which is I believe about 3 feet long! He loads brass cases with BP and a shot load of 4 ounces!

    I tried to imagine the potential for a one shot stop - along with extreme hearing damage and goodness knows what damage to property LOL!

    The imagination runs riot! Mention of something like an 870 for the job was countered with - ''don't want one o them new-fangled pumpie jobbies''

    Each to his own I guess.
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    I know - I know!! I was thinking that!

    He is not all that local but if I get a chance I'll see if I can get a pic. From description it is as I said single shot - external hammer I am thinking too. I doubt he has a dig' camera and so I'd have to go take pics myself.

    Cannon comes to mind as a designation
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post

    The imagination runs riot! Mention of something like an 870 for the job was countered with - ''don't want one o them new-fangled pumpie jobbies''
    Yea.......those 870's are real "Mouse Guns"

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    Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.

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    "they're less apt to get antsy with ole doc on the 'street cannon'"
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    5-barrel 4 gauge shotguns were used mounted in small boats to hunt waterfowl after punt-guns were outlawed for hunting.
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    Witness...again, without pics, worthless!

    Actually, the owner of Centerfire Systems had one floating around the warehouse a few months ago. I'm wondering if he sold it or is keeping in for sheer novelty (shells have gotta' be a real pain to come by). I think it was in the broken or 'too-crappy-to-be-sold' category...kind of a POS, from my best recollection. I'll ask him if I can take some pictures of the thing if it is still around...

    Details forthcoming either way.
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    The 4 Guage gives a whole new meaning to "kills on one end and cripples on the other"....

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    I'd hate to explain to the chiropractor why I'm in his office.

    I shot a 10 gauge once. "Once" being the key word. I don't even want to imagine a 4 gauge. *shudder*
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    I second Betty's motion. 10ga is bad enough...gosh...4 ga.... Wouldn't that be about a 1" (25mm) bore? Sheesh...a bbl that a 1/4# ball fits in..... Oy!!!!!....er...OUCH!

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    Man, I remeber the first time I pulled the trigger on a 12 gauge ....wow! I'd love a "coachgun" 4G ...LOL talk about a 'truck gun'


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    It looked like that guy was picking up his teeth off the ground at the end.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    In the weapons room at the Lone Star Museum in San Antonio, Tx they have a 4-gauge shell...it's so big it looks like some sort of novelty thing as opposed to a real shell.

    I've got an 8-gauge shell in my collection, here it is next to a 12-gauge shell for comparison. The pic is a little deceptive but the 12 gauge shell could fit inside the 8-gauge.
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    I really will have to try and get some pics but may take a while.

    Indeed the 4G shell looks more like a ''riot round'' - sorta deal used for rubber bullets!!
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