Ever hear of a punt gun before?

These giant lead shot throwers were a mainstay of market hunting ages ago.

Witness one very old punt gun make some smoke and live once again.

Burwell Museum on Youtube shared an interesting video of an very old relic being fired for a crowd. It is a legendary punt gun.

In the days of market hunting punt guns sent large loads of lead shot into waterfowl flocks. One shot could drop many birds. The death of the punt guns were when modern hunting practices along with proper conservation came to be.

Just like back then this punt gun was quite finicky for the shoot. Check out also the fellow who thought it would be a good idea to stand in front of the loaded punt gun holding a duck decoy. You just can’t make these things up.

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