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    Default 2 Bore and 4 Bore Rifles

    2 Bore Hammer Gun by Charles Osbourne 48" barrel weight 35 lbs

    http://www.wdlr.org.uk/stensby/firearms.htm

    New Anson & Deeley single barrel rifle chambered for 4 Bore Rewa cartridge, case length 4.24" 2000 grain solid lead or copper washed bullet, 26" barrel, weighs 22 lbs.

    http://www.centuryarms.com.au/docs/4bore.html

    In regards to the 2 Bore, I read that English Explorer Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-1893) used one to kill elephants in the 1860s. Article also mentioned that he used explosive 2 bore shells. Interesting reading.

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    Default true big bores

    Those are some huge guns...I had come across a company's website who made 2-bore rifles and it looked scary. I enjoy reading about those old big guns, but would never shoot one, I believe I would have to stop somewhere in the 470NE range. I don't know if they are loaded blackpowder only or if the are loaded with smokeless powders, I don't see who anyone could shoot anything other than BP. Ouch!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCsVH...eature=related

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    Default good read

    I read this sometime ago and enjoyed it, thought maybe you would too.

    http://www.cybertorpedo.com/africanh..._part01_01.htm

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    That "Master Blaster" hanging on the wall isn't a rifle. It's a shotgun, called a "Puntgun" it was used by market hunters to hose flocks of ducks that were sitting down, not in flight.
    Dan

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