German Combination Gun Names, Compared
Büchsflinte - One shotgun barrel beside one rifle barrel. Or, in English: a Cape Gun
Bock-Büchsflinte - One shotgun barrel over one rifle barrel
Drilling - From "Drei" the German word for three. Normally two side-by-side shotgun barrels over one rifle barrel
Doppelbüchs-Drilling - (Double Rifle Drilling) Two side-by-side rifle barrels over one shotgun barrel
Bock-Doppleflinte mit seitlichem Kleinkaliberlauf - Over & Under shotgun with small-caliber rifle barrel beside.
Büchs-Drilling - Three rifle barrels.
Schienendrilling - Two shotgun barrels with a small-calibre rifle barrel built into the rib.
Vierling (1) - From the German word for four---Vier.
Vierling (3) Or, in Italian: Quattrocanne, a four-barreled shotgun.
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