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1923: A punt gun, used to shoot flocks of waterbirds from a punt
1923: A punt gun, used to shoot flocks of waterbirds from a punt

1923: A punt gun, used to shoot flocks of waterbirds from a punt

Regular price £100

1923: A punt gun, used to shoot flocks of waterbirds from a punt

(Library of Congress)

Punt guns were designed for punts - small boats - used to hunt water birds.  With a bore often above two inches, and firing in excess of one pound of shot into a flock, punt guns are recorded as having killed almost 100 birds with a single blast.

The recoil of the gun - fixed to the punt - was sufficiently strong to propel the boat backwards across the water.  Such was the level of destruction wreaked by punt guns that most American states banned their use by the mid 1800s.

Punt guns continue to be used in the British Isles.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour