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Old June 22, 2012, 06:55 AM   #3
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That style of hand gun was a last ditch weapon used when Tiger hunting in India. The British gun makers made the pistol of very large caliber (500 & 577) for the hunters. Shots usually very close, less than 5 feet much less.

As the Mararajah of Cooch Behar said "Recoil is insignificant when there is a tiger on the head of your elephant."
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