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    A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537 Muzzleloader

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    A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion  trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537 Pistol / Hand Guns
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    • A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion  trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537   Muzzleloader
    • A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion  trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537   Muzzleloader for sale in United Kingdom
    • A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion  trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537   Muzzleloader for sale
    • Muzzleloader for sale
    • Muzzleloader for sale in United Kingdom

    Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 9537. A unique and unusual simple poachers 16 bore percussion trap gun. Circa - Click here to reveal phone number - The barrel length 5 inches and a weird iron handle cut with two slots, fitted on top of the barrel. The wooden stock fitted with two steel triggers next to the iron handle. Overall length 9 inches. Action seized up but appears to be complete. There is an engraved makers name on the lockplate, this is not clear. The wooden stock in very good condition. Probably French.

    The trap gun was loaded with charge and shot and then normally laid on the ground or inserted into the ground on spikes. Generally in an area where poachers might be tempted to steal from the owner. Wires usually led from the gun under the very short barrel at about ankle height. It became common practice to pass the wires through a candle flame to blacken them, making them less likely to show in the dark. When a poacher walked into the wire, the gun could swivel to point at them and the mechanism fired the shot. The poacher may well have been maimed or even killed but often was just scared away. It was a legal necessity to make sure potential poachers knew these items may be set, so notices had to be displayed and town criers made public announcements. The idea was to warn off the miscreants, rather than to shoot them. The main disadvantage was that the guns were not selective, they could not detect if the wire was tripped by friend or foe, human or other animal. There are many stories of these devices scoring a hit on the landowner or even his wife. In well used condition. Ref 9537.
    This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
    If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.
    £ 600
    Category:Pistol / Hand Guns
    Subcategory:Muzzleloader
    Condition:Used - Good condition
    Price:£ 600
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion
    Model:trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537
    Manufactured Year:1830-1840
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Your reference:9537
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Pistol / Hand Gun wanted in West Yorkshire

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    Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established 1968.
    Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established 1968.
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    A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion  trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537   Muzzleloader
    A unique and unusual very simple 16 bore percussion trap or Poacher's gun. Ref 9537 Muzzleloader
    £ 600
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