Monday, June 11, 2012

This Is Getting Out Of Hand...

Not to be outdone by the double-barreled 1911 and AR-15 - or even the P333AT - Stretch sends in news of the latest:

A triple barrel shotgun:

(picture from link)

Here's the real kicker - it's from 1891! More from the link:
A unique triple-barrelled shotgun made for a Scots aristocrat has been sold at auction for £43,000 (then $66,000). The shotgun - dubbed the “Holy Grail” - was made in April 1891 for John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow and the seventh Earl of Hopetoun. The three-barrelled ejector, 16-bore gun, with three triggers, was designed by renowned Edinburgh gun makers John Dickson & Son and is the only one of its kind. Its origins were identified after the gun was taken to a valuing event at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, and it has now been sold at Holt’s auction in London, to a private collector, after fierce bidding from around the world.
The next step is obvious: A triple-barrel 1911!

That is all.

9 comments:

ASM826 said...

Yea, but it's 16 ga., so ammo would be expensive.

Tam said...

"Yea, but it's 16 ga., so ammo would be expensive."

...and that's your internets for today, kids. :D

Jay G said...

I was going to laugh and then I remembered how many 16 gauge shotguns I own...

Rivrdog said...

So, the Seventh Earl had to chase two shells if he got a bird on his first shot? Triple, non-selective, ejector? Not very practical.

Kristopher said...

Rivrdog:

Picking up loose unfired cartridges from the ground is a job for the servants.

Barry Pike said...

mmmm....now I wanna see a movie about zombies in 19thC Scotland. With Duncan McLeod of the clan McLeod.

Ratus said...

I'm surprised no one else said it

http://snarkyposters.blogspot.com/2012/06/see.html

wolfwalker said...

Triple-barrel shotguns aren't all that unusual. Well, three barrels all the same caliber are, but "combination guns" with one or two smooth barrels and one or two rifled barrels are a very well known kind of long-arm. How about a triple with 1 12-gauge barrel and 2 .30-06 barrels?

Texas Sean said...

When I was a lad, one of the best things about going to West Point for a day trip was the weapons wing of their small but wonderful museum. Among the many awesome shooty things on display was a five barreled shotgun, three atop and two below, tightly packed, with short barrels for riot work.

Anyone else remember that glorious, early days street sweeper?