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What gauge is it???
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

And...what did it shoot and at what????



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

OK ... I will be the first to take a crack at it. Without seeing the stamp on the base of the brass I will say 12 gauge, evidence of a roll crimp at the mouth of the case could be from a host of things but I would first guess a slug and maybe second a "bird bomb" charge like the farmers use to shoo birds out of their crops. If it werent for the cully coated base inside the case I would have said an older roll crimp over a paper wad shotshell ( or none of the above ) ....
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

Like 10spot, my guess is 12 gauge...although the "belt" around the head has me a little confused.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

8 bore wildfowling cartridge going by the size of the pen, though it could be bigger.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:09 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

hmmmm my guess is a solid slug of 8 guage used to shoot a ball of coke/gummed up coal inside a furnace.....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

A tequila triple shot glass, used in the bars of Mexico, when the night is too young for you to know he's (she's) the one I'm taken home tonight.

OR it's an industrial grade 8ga. shot shell fired from a cannon in a cement factory and it uses about 3/8 inch size steel shot, later removed with magnets from the cement. Or 3oz. slugs for a kiln.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

8 gauge industrial filled with lead shot, low velocity for cleaning furnaces and boilers.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

Spent shotgun hull

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

Suzanne wrote:
A tequila triple shot glass, used in the bars of Mexico, when the night is too young for you to know he's (she's) the one I'm taken home tonight.

OR it's an industrial grade 8ga. shot shell fired from a cannon in a cement factory and it uses about 3/8 inch size steel shot, later removed with magnets from the cement. Or 3oz. slugs for a kiln.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

Wow! You guys are good! These are some awesome guesses!

Cept Bushy....you can do better than that. Sad

And Suz...buwahahahaha! Laughing

I'm giving it to our resident Shotty-master, Elvis! He's super spot on!

This sucker was an industrial slag/coke busting load with a belt to keep it from going into field guns, had a rolled crimp (as noticed by 10), and- fired a zinc-alloy slug......weighing 2oz! Shocked

Whata racket that must been! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

So what did he wins?
A beer from Vince's cooler?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

OH ! NOW I GET IT !!!!

It's a special round for the the D.E.A. !!! When they are doing a coke bust and you try to flee they shoot one of those at you and KNOCK THE SLAG RIGHT OUTTA YOU !!! Geeeez ! Those boys PLAY ROUGH !!!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

when you get a large ball of coke/ sticky coaly bits inside your furnace you
A. shut it down and let it cool enough for guys to get in and beat the crap out of it with sledge hammers then slowly bring it back up to temp taking oh about a week or
B. you stop stoking it for a wee while open the door and give 2 fellas earplugs and ear muffs about 1000 rounds to fire (1 loads 2 pulls lanyard and unloads) and leave them to it for a few hours then just start stoking it up again and back to work in less than a day...
I didnt cheat really.... my big brother is a foreman in a pulp mill and explained the process to me awhile back.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: What gauge is it??? Reply with quote

Had to read this twice to pick up on the part about "pulling the lanyard" cuz I couldnt imagine shouldering an 8 gauge for 1000 rounds. Pretty sure it would stop being fun after the 1st shot otherwise. Think I will google this contraption up on the web and see if there are any pics available .

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