The concealable, combat ready, loaded, folding shotgun of 1894

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lklawson, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Before Kel Tec's folding Sub2000, there was the Burgess Folding Shotgun.

    I think my favorite part of the article is where the salesman snuck one into a meeting with President Teddy Roosevelt, carried concealed in a side-holster, and pumped 6 rounds into the ceiling to impress him and instead of being arrested, Roosevelt placed an order!. :)

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    It's actually kind of reminiscent of the SU-16, too.
     

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Yes. I guess there are only so many ways to fold a longarm. :)

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    Kirk
     
  4. moona11

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    Nice I would not mind having one at all.
     
  5. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    It would be fun if it were designed so that the front half could be swung into place. You could then grasp the neck of the stock, draw it upwards from the holster, allowing gravity and momentum to swing the barrel and tube downwards, followed by a forward swing to propel them into place against the receiver.

    It would then be almost as quick to deploy as a pistol but more dramatic in its presentation.:cool:
     
  6. Sliding grip action? I wonder how comfortable that was.
     
  7. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    This makes me think of "G.I. Joe With the Kung Fu Grip" ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk