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Old May 28, 2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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A "smoke pole" is . . .

So I always thought the phrase "smoke pole" was a reference to muzzle loaders. However; was reading gun article the other day, (should have kept track of it) and the writer used the term in a way that it could mean any fire arm.

What does "smoke pole" mean to you?

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Old May 28, 2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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Old May 28, 2018, 05:05 PM   #3
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Smoke pole to me = some idiot gun writer's way of trying to be cute.
I really don't miss a lot of that trash.
Smoke pole, bang stick, stick that thunders,,,,,,

Oh well just call me old and crabby..
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Old May 28, 2018, 05:13 PM   #4
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Smoke pole:




Firearm:

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Old May 28, 2018, 07:19 PM   #5
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Muzzleloader.


...Though I don't cringe or find fault when the term is used for cartridge rifles or shotguns firing black powder loads.
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Old May 28, 2018, 09:17 PM   #6
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To me smoke pole = muzzle loaders
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Old May 29, 2018, 12:38 AM   #7
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Definitely a muzzle loader or at least some variety of black powder long arm.
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Old May 29, 2018, 09:29 PM   #8
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Ditto, BP.
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Old May 30, 2018, 07:58 AM   #9
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Muzzleloader.Side lock, cap lock or flint lock.
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Old May 31, 2018, 07:33 AM   #10
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Muzzleloader.

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Old May 31, 2018, 09:50 AM   #11
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the term " bang stick" is a scuba divers tool when diving in shark waters. I has a 12 ga cartridge and pushing it against a shark will fire the cartridge
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Old May 31, 2018, 02:12 PM   #12
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Some bang sticks are 12 ga. Most are not.

In the modern world, they seem to be used offensively against gators more than defensively against sharks.
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Old June 1, 2018, 03:02 PM   #13
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the term " bang stick" is a scuba divers tool when diving in shark waters.
True enough --but--I still abhor the term when some gun hack uses it to be "cute".

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Old June 1, 2018, 11:01 PM   #14
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I'll agree with HAL, usually someone trying to sound "experienced". Right along with the old term of "Mouser" rifle when talking about the Mauser.
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Old June 2, 2018, 06:42 AM   #15
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Smokepole is another term I never use, even though I own more than my fair share of muzzleloading rifles and shotguns. Nor will I ever call my shotguns "shotties".
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Old June 3, 2018, 02:06 PM   #16
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I have a bang stick that uses 357.mag so caliber is irellivant.
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Old June 3, 2018, 11:32 PM   #17
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I've always associated it with muzzle loaders and single-shot black powder breech loaders. Just me though.
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Old June 4, 2018, 12:27 AM   #18
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Black Powder long arms. Pole because its a long arm and Smoke, because it does.

(especially when compared to "smokeless" ammo).

To me, "bang-stick" has a specific meaning, the scuba diver's tool.

"BOOMSTICK", on the other hand is generic, (a shotgun, usually) if you're Ash, fighting the Evil Dead...
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