THE SHOTGUN AND RIFLE
Double barrel guns with one barrel for shot and the other rifled have never been manufactured in America so far as the writer is aware. Some of them have been imported, chiefly in the hands of immigrants from Germany and France. I think not a great many of them are now being made even in Europe.
This sort of weapon has its uses in a country of mixed small and large game. It is well adapted to driven deer shooting after the German fashion especially for small deer like the roe. One barrel loaded with buckshot could then be used for running animals and the rifle cartridge for still shots. The arm once saw a certain amount of service in the south where chasing deer with hounds, heading them off, and shooting from horseback was the accepted style. It is a handy gun for mixed turkey and small game, but for this purpose is not so good as the next model we have to consider, the three-barrel.
Askins, Charles. Rifles and Rifle Shooting. New York: Outing, 1912. Print.
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