Static Display UK style

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  1. Oct 3, 2019 #1

    Feltwad

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    For several decades here in the UK I have put on a Static Display at Game and Country Fairs also Agricultural Shows to represent different types of Muzzle loading shotguns through the ages . The idea of this is to educate the public about shooting it is surprizing that the public know very little about game or clay shooting with a muzzle loader. and also to bring in new members to the sport I have just finished 3 days at Agricultural shows and enclosed images of the display which mostly consists of fowling guns which maybe of interest to members.
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    Feltwad, Kudos for your display and educating more to the sport. The one with the "skeleton" butt stock is very interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.
    P.S., very nice collection.
     
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    Which show was this Feltwad?

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    That's pretty cool!
     
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    That is a grand display!
    Thank you for sharing them with us.
     
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    Great stuff, Feltwad! What a fabulous display of some fine-looking older guns there. Dare I hope that you shoot them all?
     
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    The gun with the skeleton stock is a coach gun which was used by the coachman and when not in use is folded and placed under his seat. The Agricultural show which I attend every year from which these images were taken is a two day event Wolsingham show in the north east UK which is the oldest Agricultural show in the UK
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    A wonderful display! Looks like there are two punt guns there?
     
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    :) Durham. Durham constabulary.
    Nice force, speak to my force regular they do, mate.

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    Coot there is only one punt gun which is the one on the table the flintlock one on the stand is a 2 bore bank gun that is a gun that is used on the seashore it is place on the sea wall but mostly on the sand dunes that's how it gets its name , it was used mostly at small waders that feed on the shore with the incoming tide and when within range the gun was discharged into them . Like the punt gun they were tools of the trade fowlers made a living from these guns what they did not eat they sold at market.
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    No they are not shot now, more so with the lead shot ban for wildfowl , most are patent rare pieces with Damascus barrels and they would be soon ruined using steel shot , although there are other types of shot such has bismuth it is very expensive .
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