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Old April 2, 2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Pump action double barrel

Anybody else notice the actor portraying Doc Holiday rack his sawed off double barrel shotgun on "10 things you don't know about the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" on the History Channel tonight. You gotta love Hollywood.
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Old April 2, 2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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I think I ran across a pump action double barrel on an internet adventure one day but I think it was two pumps just mated together. A double barrel pump would be fun though!
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Old April 2, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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My Dad and I were discussing a pump double barrel after seeing the show. Figured Ithacas would work pretty good welded together because of their bottom ejection. That'd be a handful though, wouldn't it?
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Old April 2, 2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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never knew there was a double barreled bolt action rifle til i seen one
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Old April 2, 2012, 11:44 PM   #5
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Interesting that they have him racking a shotgun.

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In Stuart Lake's Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal, Wyatt states, "Doc Holliday never carried a sawed-off shotgun into a fight but once in his life and upon this one occasion (the Tombstone gunfight) he threw the gun down in disgust after firing one shot and jerked the nickel-plated Colt's which was for years his favorite weapon."
http://www.tombstonetimes.com/stories/facts.html
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Old April 3, 2012, 02:13 AM   #6
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I looked at the episode on Youtube and that doesn't look lilke a pump. The fore stock is always in the same position and if it was a pump you would have to have some magazine tubes for the documentary. I think some sound tech added the sound of a pump racking.

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Old April 3, 2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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Over on TheHighRoad.org, search for a thread on "Remington 1740". An inventive member bolted up two 870s for a double barreled pumpgun.
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Old April 3, 2012, 01:19 PM   #8
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Old April 3, 2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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I think some sound tech added the sound of a pump racking.
My friend, are you saying that Hollywood's most experienced foley artists don't work for the History Channel? If so, I concur.
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Old April 4, 2012, 07:09 AM   #10
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Dbl. pump?

A double pump at the OK Corral?
Hmmm. The legendary gunfight took place in 1881. If memory serves, the first pump action shotgun was designed by John Browning in 1893 (at least, that was when production of the Winchester M1893 began).

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Old April 4, 2012, 07:40 AM   #11
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Please look at Spencer Arms Co. 1882-1889. First successful American slide or pump action repeating shotgun.

Flayderman's Guide 6th edition

It seems that Spencer was a year too late for Doc Holiday.
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Old April 4, 2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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yeah.

Jaguar: Thanks for that info. I stand corrected. I learn something new every day.
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Old April 4, 2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Aww see, I should have never looked at this thread! Now you boys got me thinking
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