3 Barrelled Shotgun coming

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by jedwil, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Twicepop

    Twicepop Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Ohio
    WOW...a neat idea that appears to have become a reality. To expand on this idea a bit, a few years back a local agricultural paper had an article in it about a box lock gun with four barrels. The gun in this article said that it was made in Ferlach, Austria by a small arms builder and could be had with either all the barrels in the same caliber/gauge or with each barrel a different caliber/gauge, including rimfire cartridges.
     

  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member

    659
    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    Interesting, but far from a new idea. Friend of mine had a 20 ga 3 barrel
    percussion shotgun 50 years ago--and it was an OLD gun then.

    The germans have been making "combination" guns for well over 100
    years, with many combinations of caliber and number of barrels.

    I've always thought the "Vierling" configuration--4 barrels--had some merit.
    2 shotgun barrels, 1 centerfire rifle and 1 rimfire (22) barrel.
     
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I'd rather have ejectors, but looks to be a rugged shotgun.
     
  5. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
  6. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Oklahoma
  7. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    a local pawn shop had a german drilling with 3 16ga barrels 2 on top one on bottom. He shot me $1600 to buy it. I should have bought it.
     
  8. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I like it, but like my coach gun, I wish it ejected the empties, pretty annoying unless it's a skeet or clays dedicated gun.

    but I'd gladly own one!
     
  9. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Member

    420
    Nov 15, 2011
    nc mountains
    barrel heavy would be an understatement. I'll take a semi-auto any time before that thing.
     
  10. ejkoechling

    ejkoechling Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2012
    Imperial, MO
  11. Popeye

    Popeye Member

    320
    Jul 3, 2005
    Sacramento area, CA
    Dunno who makes it though.
     

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  12. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    327
    Sep 13, 2012
    Maine
    Very OLD shotgun. Not a practical hunting firearm anyway. The Drilling had two shotgun barrel in the usual S&S configuration with the third rifle barrel under the other two there are a few made the other way as well. This had the advantage of only needing one gun in field for both birds and deer/ meat..

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  13. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    i always thought something like a 30-30 and a 20g or 12g and 308 might be a nice combo gun.

    most of the combo guns i see are some from or 22 rimfire and some shotgun.. usually small.. to be practical, and perhaps legal in some areas.. a centerfire and something 20g+ would be nice..
     
  14. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Hollenbeck Gun Co. 1901-1905
    Three Barrel Gun Co. 1905-1908
    Royal Gun Co. 1909-1910
    All three were the same company, there were several other 3 barrel gun makers involved about the same time. Multi Barrel guns ( other than a double ) never really caught on in the states. They had a purpose in Europe with overlapping hunting seasons but they have always been an oddity in North America. Other than just having something different I can't see much use for a three barrel shotgun. Now a over under rifle /shotgun combo such as the Stevens'Savage, with a small caliber rifle on top and a 20 gauge on the bottom always seemed like a neat ideal, if you liked single barrel shotguns. Just my way of thinking.
     
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