Used by market hunters to take large numbers of waterfowl, the Punt Gun derives it's name from the small boats to which it was mounted. The hunter would maneuver his punt slowly into optimum position, aim to kill as many birds in one shot as possible. Single bead, with a 16-sided transitional section and an octagonal breech with a tiny proof on the top flat. Side-action lock, with a raised nipple fence and a floral engraved hammer screw. Checkered extra-thick straight wrist stock, with a brass tipped wood ramrod, metal forearm tip, dual wedges, and a flat buttplate. A hole is cleanly bored through the forearm, for installing the arm in the boat. This massive punt measures six feet in overall length.
Good, showing a dark brown patina with pitting overall. A hairline crack is forming in the hammer. Stock is fine, with a few chips absent and scattered dents, cracks and a period replaced oval on the underside. Mechanically fine.
There are currently no customer product questions on this lot