View Full Version : Three-barreled Russian gun
02-03-2009, 9:27 AM
Thought this was pretty cool. I wonder if there are any of these in the free market...
02-03-2009, 10:46 AM
Drillings -spelling? - German for three - used to be seen before WWII - not common as dirt but around - very expensive -- I remember a dealer in Switzerland used to advertise used ones once in a while -- That was pre '68 ban-
02-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Drilling - from the German drei (three). The only ones I've ever had in my hands had two shotgun barrels side-by-side and a rifle barrel centered below them. Refers to shoulder-fired weapons. Wikipedia has a decent, but short article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combination_gun).
02-03-2009, 2:06 PM
I've seen these at Imbert & Smithers, they're imports as mentioned and are not cheap. :) Very nice engraving on them though, very classy looking - dark rich wood with a beautiful finish.
02-03-2009, 6:59 PM
This is it? I have been waiting all this time for 'evil space guns' and this is the best the world has to offer? Screw them, I will just buy an FN FS2000 - at least that one looks like a space gun.
I hope the flying cars are better...
02-04-2009, 8:24 AM
My great grandfather, in the old country, used his Drilling rifle to provide food for the family. It is a very practical game setup with the shotgun cartridge for fowl and rifle cartridge for game mammals.
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