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|01-01-2019 10:28 PM|
Actually, they were used on "driven hunts". You went to your stand with a drilling, and the "drivers" could push anything from a pheasant to a deer or hog or ?, by you . With a drilling you was ready for what ever came through.
MANY moons ago, I went on this hunt miles and miles out in the bush, close to 200 miles from the nearest road. I took a decent moose with the rifle bbl. on my drilling,
and then I proceeded to jump shoot several ducks for supper after that! Some mid days, I would slide the insert bbl. in, go for a walk and shoot some grouse with the 22lr for supper. What's not to love?
Some drilling weigh under 7 pounds, I'd call that pretty "sleek"...
|01-01-2019 10:15 PM|
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.
|01-01-2019 09:40 PM|
Now a sleek 20 gauge SxS, that's a beautiful gun.
I think drillings came from the habit of Europeans NOT going deer hunting, or quail hunting or squirrel hunting; It came from just "going hunting" where they killed everything from a boar hog to a rabbit on one trip. Them folks ate everything including song birds.
So, I consider a drilling, a status thing among other drilling owners, which is fine, it's sorta like a drilling club.
I was into bamboo flyrods, but They are impracticable in the real world of graphite rods and floating lines.
So, to each his own.
|01-01-2019 07:14 PM|
You called her, and all of her cousins monstrosities!!
Just don't let it happen again!
|01-01-2019 05:19 PM|
|Vash the Stampede|
|01-01-2019 05:05 PM|
No harm done. It's all in good fun.
|01-01-2019 03:35 PM|
Ask DM sometime to tell you the story about his drilling. How he bought it and over time built it into the fine gun it is today.
I give credit to DM for mentoring me into the world of drilling’s. I know I was a pest for a while with my questions. But he’s was a great help and shortened the learning curve for my journey into the combination/drilling gun world.
|01-01-2019 03:19 PM|
Pastorp, thanks as always for your constructive friendly comments.
DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
|01-01-2019 12:15 PM|
Then sell all your other guns. And buy a second drilling so you have a spare and hunt the rest of your life. Yeah you will have a chunk of money invested in your 2 guns but you will also enjoy looking at it while your sitting on your stand. It will be a thing of beauty. A art form if you please.
|01-01-2019 12:08 PM|
Not many scoped hunting guns that weigh 7 # that are that versatile.
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