10 Historical Firearms That Are Wildly Unusual

There have been thousands upon thousands of firearms invented and produced since man first discovered the use of gunpowder. Only a select group have been adopted by the entire world, though, and most countries use some variation of their favorite rifle or pistol for decades at a time, if not longer. History has long forgotten some rifles and pistols, though, and that is mostly because they are so wildly unusual that most people feel they don’t have any beneficial use in the world. Here are ten historical firearms that are just too weird for regular use.

Punt Gun

The punt gun was a massive, heavy handgun originally designed to shoot ducks. It was inserted into a punt, which is a small boat, and loaded with a single shot that could weigh up to 1 pound. The gun could kill 50 ducks at once.


Duck Foot Pistol

Keeping with the duck theme, the duck foot pistol was named after the oddly shaped barrel that was attached to the small-caliber pistol. The barrel split off into three separate sections, which all fired at once. The gun could have up to six barrels in some cases.

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