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Author Topic: Original Punt Gun  (Read 544 times)

Offline Feltwad

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Original Punt Gun
« on: October 24, 2021, 06:07:50 PM »
Enclosed is a image of a original punt gun that I am moving on from my collection  The gun is flintlock conversion to percussion with a ten inch lock , 1.3/8 bore and a 100inch long barrel built roughly about early 1700,s it is now too heavy for me to handle so the gun will be sold at Holts December auction UK .Thought it might interest members has to what punt gunning was like in the UK  when it was popular these gun were known has [Tools Of The Trade] for which the early fowlers made a living
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 06:42:18 PM »
Now that's something for sure Feltwad!  :hairy

When I saw the lock & drum, I figured it had been a conversion from flint to cap. If it could only talk.  What a piece of history for sure! :hairy  :shake
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 09:40:35 PM »
About how much powder was needed for a shot? :Doh!
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021, 02:26:56 AM »
 [ Invalid Attachment ]  [ Invalid Attachment ] The powder then was a coarse powder known has cannon powder or kernel powder  the powder would be in  ounces depending on the shot charge which  could measured  from 3/4lb to 1.1/2 lb, shot size   was BB for swans and geese down to 7 size for small waders and starlings in the reed beds .
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2021, 10:21:33 AM »
I'd have to come back out of retirement to be able to afford to shoot that. :pray:
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 12:27:14 PM »
 :hairy looks like a modified wall gun!
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 04:50:19 PM »
There are some Youtube videos out there of a person firing one of these things from the type of boats they used. Pretty interesting.  :bl th up
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2021, 02:33:05 PM »
:hairy looks like a modified wall gun!
Beaverman  Sorry no offence  but you are wrong  there is a big difference between a punt  gun and a wall gun
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2021, 03:39:34 PM »
:hairy looks like a modified wall gun!
Beaverman  Sorry no offence  but you are wrong  there is a big difference between a punt  gun and a wall gun
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No worries, I'm aware of that still looks to me like someone chopped up a wall gun!
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Re: Original Punt Gun
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2022, 07:44:07 AM »
The punt gun now sold
Feltwad :bl th up