Can you identify these?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ampaterry, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    This is just for fun.

    Attached are pictures of the business end of two gunbarrels.
    Who made them?
    Who owned them?
    Aprox. when were they made?

    And just for the heck of it, the one answer I do NOT know:

    This, by the way, is flower power I BELIEVE in!!

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  2. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    New one on me! Thought I'd seen just about everything.

  3. petesusn

    petesusn Member

    Is one of these a Kentucky Rifle?
  4. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Does it attach to this still unknown thing somehow??:D

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  5. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    The Puckle Gun???
  6. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Early attempt to increase knockdown power of projectiles. American Rifleman had an article on them many years ago. European. Flintlock and eighteenth century as I recall. Very expensive. Can you visualize casting bullets for this? Wonder what the recoil was like.

    I think the article included a couple of other barrel patterns.

    Someone on the Black Powder Forum might have some information.
  7. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Look a little like a blunderbuss that got run over by snow tires:eek:
  8. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Alien Crop Circles ????
  9. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Trouble 45-70 is closest.

    Made between 1631 and 1653 for the King of Denmark by Danish gunsmith from Elsinore, Andreas Neidhardt.
    They, along with the bullet molds, are in the Tohjus Museet in Copenhagen.

    Indeed - they fired a single projectile of that weird shape.

    And there are several other odd-ball patterns.

    A ballistic gel test with one of these would also be interesting -
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
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