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Never saw one of these

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:35 pm
by Hippycrowe
www.gunbroker.com/item/728457212

Never seen a line throwing rifle before.

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:24 am
by indy1919a4
Wow, what a set up... I was not aware of these also...

Nice little story about them
https://laststandonzombieisland.com/201 ... -some-use/

looks like a few years back one was for sale in one of those high tone auction houses..

https://jamesdjulia.com/item/lot-1036a- ... gun-39217/



Did find a book reference to the gun, on page 151
https://books.google.com/books?id=vb3dD ... &q&f=false

Gosh thanks for pointing this out.. I never thunked they made such a beautiful rifle... I wonder if you could spear fish with it :)

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 am
by Hippycrowe
Have saw Enfield line throwing #4Mk1 rifle had a 1 in 12 twist if I remember right.

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:02 am
by Ghoulardi
I've seen one that was a trap-door one, it's at the maritime museum in Vermilion, Ohio on lake erie

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am
by nrobertb
Here is the modern commercial version. It fires a brass rod that you tie to the line coiled in the cannister. Fires a .45-70 blank I think.

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:00 pm
by indy1919a4
wow, I like that little Bridger

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:50 pm
by swede
I saw one for sale at cabela's a few years ago. Don't recall what the rifle was

Re: Never saw one of these

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:16 pm
by sowbelle
When I was on the Coast Guard cutter, we had one that was an 03a3.
Very common on all sea going vessels.
I am sure Rob remembers also.