Story: Duck shooting

Game-bird hunters, 1920s

Game-bird hunters, 1920s

A group poses with their shotguns and haul of ducks and black swans, possibly in the 1920s. Their guns are double-barrelled, with the barrels side-by-side. This type of gun was dominant until the 1960s. Then guns with one barrel on top of the other became more popular. Today many hunters use single-barrelled auto-loading shotguns.

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Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, 'Duck shooting - History of duck hunting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, published 24 Nov 2008