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post #57 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 09:15 PM
Darkgael
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I did not see that anyone pointed out that the term "drilling" has become a generic (and inaccurate) for different types of combination guns which actually have more accurate names.
A drilling has three barrels. The German word for three is "drei".....a three barreled gun is a drei-ling.
The word for four is "vier".....the firearm pictured earlier has four barrels and is not a drilling; it is a vierling.
Guns with more or fewer barrels have other names.
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