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    Old school bugle rifles

    Did rifles ever have those big bugle-looking muzzles on them like in Beauty and the Beast and Family Guy?

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    Yes they did, but I believe most of them were smoothbores (not technically rifles).

    Google "blunderbuss" and once the page loads, click the Images tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Niner View Post
    Google "blunderbuss" and once the page loads, click the Images tab.
    Ah yes, the good ol' Blunderbuss. Had a field trip once in elementary school at Old Deerfield (site of the book Boy Captive of Old Deerfield) and in one place they had a Blunderbuss. The guy showed one and when he said they could load it with nails or whatever they could find, I was sold.
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    Yep, it's a blunderbuss. And contrary to popular gun myth, the purpose of the bell-shaped muzzle was not to encourage the spread of shot, but rather to make reloading easier and more fumble-free.
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    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    Cool.
    No FHF, you can't have one.

    I'd hate to think where you'd put the tatto of that gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    No FHF, you can't have one.

    I'd hate to think where you'd put the tatto of that gun!

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    I don't want one. It would be kinda cool to load it with nails for HD. That would SUCK for the BG!

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    Would suck for you, too, once your local DA learned about it.
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    Yeah like using a pipe bomb.

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