Nov 132017
 

I was corrected on just what qualifies as “too much gun.” The .460 S&W revolver could at least actually be carried and fired without the shooter suffering sudden structural damage. But the two-bore rifle? 12,000 foot-pounds of recoil, even from a 44-pound rifle, just sounds a tad painful.

Even though the 2-bore rifle *looks* like an antique, it appears that it is a modern product that you can buy, made and sold by Stolzer & Sons Gunsmithing. I wonder if the pieces being auctioned off above are actually those shown below…

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 4:19 pm
  • B-Sabre

    Dear God, that’s not a firearm… that’s artillery.

    • Scottlowther

      It’s also rifled, which makes me wonder about its legality. Does the fact its black powder counter the fact that it’s a larger caliber than .50, or is it still a “destructive device” in the same league as a grenade launcher?

      • allen

        it has a “sporting use” exemption from the destructive device classification.

        it’s designed purpose is sporting..stopping dangerous animals at short range. it’s the same exemption the .600 and .700 nitro express has. it’s over .50, but it’s a big game cartridge.

        • publiusr

          Or an ATM opener…

  • Thucydides_of_Athens

    I always looked at my SoF sniper acquaintance who used a Mac .50 with a certain amount of respect, I’m pretty sure he would not be entirely thrilled by that thing….

  • Robbie

    That makes my shoulder hurt just looking at it.

  • sferrin

    I saw a 2-bore that was claiming just over 17,000 ft lbs. Then there’s this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ft2j6J4NcY