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Old 18th May 2019, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Austrian Cuirassier trombone 1759/81

Here a simple military but certainly very effectiv trombone, the Austrian cuirassier trombone M 1759/81 In each regiment of cuirassiers only 12 men used to have such a gun. A look in its impressive and most threatening muzzle might have had along lasting effect.
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Old 18th May 2019, 03:12 PM   #2
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Cool design. The oval muzzle is Obviously an attempt to provide a hrizontal dispersion of shot. Modern shotgun muzzle adapters/chokes on militarty/police shotguns I recall, designed to produce a similar spread produced variable results.

The sights I would guess were there as a suggestion of where the pellets might wander if they flt like it. The external safety is a useful addition to keep them from doing their journey in the direction of the owner.
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Old 18th May 2019, 07:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by kronckew
... The oval muzzle is Obviously an attempt to provide a horizontal dispersion of shot...
Well said, Wayne; an attempt .
Excellent gun, anyhow .
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