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Harvesting The Waters, The Punt Gun.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:41 pm
Worlds Largest Shotgun:

In the 1880's, at the height of hunting of waterfowl for commercial purposes, market hunters used large bore shotguns of domestic manufacture. The hunters mounted these cannon-like punt guns on the bow of a flat-bottomed duck boat, called a punt. They poled the boat quietly, at night, close to a flock of ducks resting on the water and fired a large load of shot and powder that killed many ducks at once. Used in tandem, a group of hunters could bag five hundred ducks per day.

Federal Laws banned punt guns, market hunting, and the fashion feather trade by 1920, after much of the wild bird population was decimated from decades of over-hunting.

See the Punt Gun fired.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdG2dwNb60
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:12 pm
I saw this on Discovery the other day, its a wild looking gun. Thanks for posting
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:36 am
Looks like a blast!

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:49 am
DHonovich wrote:Looks like a blast!


If anyone should ever shoulder that firearm and fire it... it's going to feel like a blast! :o
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:19 am
wow thanks for the post

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