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pksu
August 8, 2009, 12:51 AM
Hi Experts
This gun was left by my grandfather.Some one says it's a punt gun.Do you think so.Pls check it and tell me your opinion.

the link of the gun pictures:http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=E7loMrZNi6ETaX7TbGWmhw%3D%3D

Bill DeShivs
August 8, 2009, 03:18 AM
It's a hand made gun. Very unique.

pksu
August 8, 2009, 04:39 AM
how much does it cost?

(BH)
August 8, 2009, 09:54 AM
Thats a mighty interesting piece of work you got there.

Bud Helms
August 8, 2009, 10:02 AM
Info on a biarre Gun (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=324135&highlight=punt)

THIS is a SHOTGUN!!!! (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223759&highlight=punt)

DryGulch
August 8, 2009, 10:32 AM
Here's a video of a couple of guys shooting a punt gun. Unbelievable! :eek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip6ZWQUxQws

srt 10 jimbo
August 8, 2009, 12:28 PM
That would take care of them pesky pigeon's:D

roy reali
August 8, 2009, 12:31 PM
Or those super tough BG's.

Couzin
August 8, 2009, 12:57 PM
I'm thinking this is a wall gun. They were made all over the world in a bunch of configurations. Your example may have been hand made in China(?) for an export market but I am only guessing because I think I can make out what looks like "xinhu2" on your gun which would actually be Xinhua province. The "no double fire" is a reference to most wall guns which were made to let loose multiple barrels - as in this fine 1680 Saxon example http://www.fototime.com/8220D49EF4162AF/orig.jpg.

Punt guns were usually very large single bore, meant to be mounted in boats or wagons, and loaded with shot, rocks, nuts and bolts, scrap metal - and when touched off, just filled the air with lethality.

P5 Guy
August 8, 2009, 03:12 PM
Weren't they used by professional duck hunters?
I remember seeing one one a small rowboat in a museum in the Northeast.

Jim March
August 8, 2009, 03:29 PM
Why would you want to kill the kicker at an NFL game?!

:eek:

Couzin
August 8, 2009, 03:33 PM
Not necessarily 'professionals' - but certainly meant for taking large numbers of waterfowl with one (sometimes many barrels at once) round(s). Birds were then sold to markets or as fresh meat or just for content or feathers. The small boat they were used in was called a 'punt' - the guns are still used for hunting in England. There are some interesting photos and information here http://books.google.com/books?id=0QzfxsYBw0sC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=maryland+punt+gun&source=bl&ots=bM0YDtsilk&sig=Gm8Y671Vgu566LOuy6Ww0fb2Ny4&hl=en&ei=ZN99SsHkBofcNp2zyeEC&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4#v=onepage&q=maryland%20punt%20gun&f=false - check out the multi barrel piece in the second photo.

pksu
August 8, 2009, 08:16 PM
when has this gun been made? What does it cost in America gun market?

Maser
August 9, 2009, 12:07 AM
From what I remember reading, punt guns were a favorite amongst poachers. I think they are still illegal to hunt with nowadays. They typically were anywhere from 4 gauge up to A gauge (2" bore).

Although, considering they are classed as "antique firearms" by the BATF, I bet it would be a rather interesting gun to SBS. :eek:

b.thomas
August 9, 2009, 05:10 AM
My cousin has a old front stuffer (cap and ball type) punt gun in his garage: about 7-7 1/2 feet long, 4 gauge if I remember right. Got a muzzle about inch and a half wide, darn near big enough to use as a drain pipe.:cool:

Vanya
August 9, 2009, 01:12 PM
Why would you want to kill the kicker at an NFL game?!
Well, for the obvious reason... :p

But actually, I believe it's what those guys call their legs... :D