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#6421748 - 08/23/16 09:56 PM An image from our past
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"This isn’t a prop, but a real gun that used to be commonly used in commercial waterfowl hunting. They were called “punt guns,” because they were used in a kind of boat called a “punt.” The guns fired almost a pound of shot, and could kill fifty birds in one shot. Unsurprisingly, they were outlawed when they devastased wild bird populations."

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#6421772 - 08/23/16 10:10 PM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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They still do it albeit for fun and sport in UK. Like they say, a normal hunter kills way more than they do with only a few left in operation. Look at the shell size!

http://www.shootinguk.co.uk/features/punt-gunning-15129

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#6421805 - 08/23/16 10:32 PM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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Another of the old days of Market Hunting gunboats



Both types were outlawed in 1910 if memory serves right.
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#6422013 - 08/24/16 07:38 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1


Both types were outlawed in 1910 if memory serves right.



Dang, I had no idea you were that old wink
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#6422084 - 08/24/16 08:37 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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Interesting pics. up
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#6423549 - 08/25/16 03:50 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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#6423631 - 08/25/16 07:25 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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very cool


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#6423662 - 08/25/16 07:44 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Another of the old days of Market Hunting gunboats



Both types were outlawed in 1910 if memory serves right.




As was sink boxes. Migratory bird treaty 1918. They get around the sink boxes now using cold water survival suits and wading out in the flats.

The Havre Grace decoy museum is a must see if any one ever hunts or visits the Chesapeake. Lots of history in that museum.

The OP's picture is actually are two Feds.

Canvas backs use to bring a lot of money. Outlawgunning was a huge black market for decades after the treaty




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#6423738 - 08/25/16 08:41 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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I've seen Giles use that very gun while hunting with THE CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!!!
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#6423793 - 08/25/16 09:11 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Txduckman]
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
They still do it albeit for fun and sport in UK. Like they say, a normal hunter kills way more than they do with only a few left in operation. Look at the shell size!

http://www.shootinguk.co.uk/features/punt-gunning-15129


That was a good article. Looks like that would be a fun experience. At over $30 per shell I am sure I wouldn't shoot that gun very often either.

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#6423869 - 08/25/16 09:40 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: BarneyWho]
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Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
I've seen Giles use that very gun while hunting with THE CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!!!


Rumor has it the gun above is actually his great great grandfathers. #truestory

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#6423919 - 08/25/16 10:03 AM Re: An image from our past [Re: Texas Dan]
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*double like*
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