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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 06:29:19 AM »
Holy cow!!! I'll bet her shoulders' gonna hurt. She needs to pull that into her shoulder tighter. I wonder what the occasion was?
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 08:10:31 AM »
Looks like they were putting on a demo for some cadets...
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
I wonder what the powder charge was that she was using?  Watching her load it, it didn't seem like much. 
I think that if she shot it from a standing rest, it would be a lot easier on her.
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 06:28:06 PM »
And, if the yoke was solidly mounted in a wall it wouldn't be bad.  .75 caliber would be a little over 12 gauge IIRC, so unless she had a very hefty powder charge the recoil should not be unmanageable (as she demonstrated).

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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 06:47:36 PM »
And, if the yoke was solidly mounted in a wall it wouldn't be bad.  .75 caliber would be a little over 12 gauge IIRC, so unless she had a very hefty powder charge the recoil should not be unmanageable (as she demonstrated).

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I agree, plus the fact that wall gun has gotta weigh more than a pound or two.
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 08:42:58 AM »
Great video...There's a reason it is called a "wall gun." I agree with everyone else. If the gun had a solid mount there would be no issue. But, it was a fun video to watch. Thanks for sharing.

How does this gun compare to the duck guns I have heard about that were mounted on boats for market hunting ducks and geese?
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 11:15:33 AM »
Ray, You are referring to Punt Guns.  Seems like they were of a larger bore size, like 8 bores, 4 bores, maybe even a 2 bore thrown in for chuckles.  Ferocious guns they were.
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 01:41:42 PM »
Ray, You are referring to Punt Guns.  Seems like they were of a larger bore size, like 8 bores, 4 bores, maybe even a 2 bore thrown in for chuckles.  Ferocious guns they were.
Image of firing a flintlock  punt gun here in the UK ,it is still legal here but not many still use them
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2020, 04:49:39 PM »
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Yup...as soon as I saw it in print, I remembered Punt Guns. Thank you all for the swift kick necessary to reengage my cognitive apparatus... :toast
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2020, 05:25:15 PM »
Ray, For purposes of reengaging ones cognitive apparatus, I like to provide a little lubrication, maybe a deep red in color, and I ain't talkin' 'bout no ATF, either,  Something about the color of a nice Malbec is perfect. :bigsmile: :luff:
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2020, 10:49:22 AM »
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2020, 02:04:46 PM »
That appeared in the clip to be one big Mutha of a gun or a might small gal!

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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2020, 06:34:32 PM »
Could that be the gun that fired the shot heard around the world??  :yessir:
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Re: .75 caliber Belgian Wall Gun
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2020, 07:08:00 PM »
Looking at that again, it sure looks bigger than .75 to me, although one can't see the bore.  However, there IS another clip entitled "Belgian .75 caliber percussion wall gun" which was off to the right of Mae's shooting adventure on the youtube page.

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