With grey painted tapering barrel with conical front sight and two-part brass sleeve in front of the breech bearing an iron swivel peg mount. The grey painted breech section with large swing open casehardened breech block with a single large London view mark, the locking handle on the left side of the breech block and checkered finial is in its locked position when raised. Plain back action lock with folding trigger. Oak tiller shaped to fit beneath the arm of the firer. Overall length: 7 feet 7 1/4 inches. These Punt Guns were designed to kill a large quantity of birds with one shot for commercial harvesting in the19th and early 20th centuries. The Punt Gun derives its name from the small boats to which it was mounted, were usually custom designs that widely varied, and could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the surface of the water in single shot.
Fine overall. The barrel and breech retain 90% grey painted finish. The breech block discolored externally and retaining 40% original faded casehardened finish internally. The lock plate and peg mount are discolored. Oak tiller with numerous storage and handling marks and blemishes. Two small stock retaining screws replaced. Mechanically very good.
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