Tell me what is meant by the term

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    ibtrukn
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    Cape gun? Do u dress like "Pierre" an hide it under yore cape? Only for hunting cape buffaloes? Shite, the the squirrels get pretty big up here but not that big. Joke on the side, got a chance(maybe) gettin a pre-war JP Sauer dubble rifle in 43mauser. has short 20-22" barrels an fold down xpress sites. wood this be one a them
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    A cape gun is generally a rifle/shotgun combination.
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    ibtrukn
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    OK Doc thanx

    Xracer
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    Isn't that a "drilling"?

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    A 'drilling' is a three-barreled gun, generally a side-by-side shotgun barrel with a rifle barrel underneath. Corruption of the German 'dreiling.' There are also 'Vierlings', with two shotgun barrels, a centerfire rifle barrel, and a .22 rimfire barrel in the rib.

    The difference between a 'Cape gun' and a 'combination gun' is the orientation of the barrels. Rifle/shotgun side by side is generally a 'cape gun,' as are being currently produced by Merkel, while the over/under is generally a 'combination gun' as being produced by Baikal and others.



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    the real fredneck
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    2 shotgun barrels a centerfire rifle and 22 all in one! (in a voice reminiscent of Arnold Schwartzenegger, "if it lives ve kan kill it" of course Arnold would have to pack it too)

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    (12/13/01 6:36:50 pm)
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    Hmmm! Isn't that some kind of big caliber double gun that is used on Cape buffalo? Just a shot in the dark.

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