German Combination Gun Names, Compared


Flinte - Shotgun

Büchse - Rifle

Bock - Over&Under

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 (2)


Vierling (3)   Or, in Italian: Quattrocanne, a four-barreled shotgun.



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