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There were times when guns with a single barrel were not enough

There were times when guns with a single barrel were not enough

In modern warfare, most of the effort is put into creating precise weapons that can be aimed. That was not always the case.


It is not easy to surprise people with a unique weapon. Today, however, we will try to do so. Today we will talk about the most favored weapon of sailors - the multi-barrel Duck Foot gun.

At the end of the 18th century, men required a weapon that would be light, easy to conceal and could take out multiple enemies at once. In those times the pirates attacked in large numbers and were very brutal. To aid the poor sailors came this new weapon - the Duck Foot.

The main advantage of the Duck Foot was that with a single trigger pull it could hit four, or even more enemies. Draw, shoot, and a wall of pirates is falling overboard! Because it did not require much aim, this pistol was a must-have for every sailor and it was one of those little things that changed the tides of battles.

The name came from its appearance. The barrels are placed in a fan shape and resemble a duck foot. The caliber always varied, depending on the owner and the purpose of the weapon. Even the number of barrels was adjustable.

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Dave Fulcher
Dave Fulcher
I want one!
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Aug 20, 2015 2:26PM
nickmerritt
Yeah, come on gunbroker.com! Where ya hiding all the duck foots??
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Aug 22, 2015 11:56PM
Mary Regina Valtierra
Mary Regina Valtierra
COOL
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Aug 26, 2015 8:13PM
danny powell
I want two ! I can shoot with both hands!
3
Aug 26, 2015 8:53PM
Smokee Baldwin
Smokee Baldwin
I bought one last week for $150. Do u think I got screwed?
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Aug 27, 2015 5:50AM
sweetylamb
Looks good. Do they still make these.?
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Aug 27, 2015 7:44AM
Jonathan Rogers
Jonathan Rogers
Only thing is, they didn't tell how to load it. It's too much work. Remember the area when it was made. You have to put the gun powder in by hand then the pellet then pray that the thing would actually fire. Especially against today's modern materials. You would need to up grade that thing.......with today's weaponry.
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Aug 27, 2015 1:22PM
Tiffany Martin Melatti
Tiffany Martin Melatti
Why would they tell you how to load it when they just said the caliber differed? Obviously depending on the caliber and size of bullett, it's going to be loaded differently.
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Sep 7, 2015 4:56PM
Tiffany Martin Melatti
Tiffany Martin Melatti
Hell no. You got an awesome deal.
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Sep 7, 2015 4:58PM
jarnold
Great information knew nothing about it
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Nov 29, 2015 10:10PM
Michele Denihan
Easy to conceal!!!!!!!
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Apr 26, 2016 4:46PM
Terry Osborn
Terry Osborn
Aye, same here..
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Apr 30, 2016 10:42PM
Teresa Whittick Clatterbaugh
I need one!
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Jul 12, 2016 2:47PM
Richard Calderwood
Preference streetsweeper
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Jul 31, 2016 9:49PM
Sanajeh69
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Feb 25, 2017 10:52PM

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