Punt Gun

Drawing of the breech end of a Holland & Holland double barrel punt gun with 9 1/2 foot barrel of 1 1/2" bore, designed to fire 16oz shot from each barrel---singly, or together---utilizing special pre-loaded cartridges.   Akhurst, Richard, Game Guns & Rifles, G Bell & Sons, London, 1969


Sighting a punt gun.


Drawing of a punt gun in use.


Punt Gun - Typically, a large, smoothbore, gun of between 1 and 2-inch bore, and with perhaps a 10-foot-long barrel, mounted in the bow of a punt (a small, low-lying rowboat). Used, particularly by market gunners to shoot waterfowl by the flock. This practice is now thoroughly illegal in the civilized world.


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