ShotGunWorld Shotguns

It is currently Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:22 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Image



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:56 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:34 pm
Posts: 21
Anyone ever hear of a ZULU shotgun made just after the civil war? Maybe made by converting civil war rifles to shotguns.Thanks in advance




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:01 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:29 am
Posts: 57
Not to insult, but they are interesting, not that uncommon, not too valuable. Something to admire perhaps, not an investment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:04 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:34 pm
Posts: 21
Do you know if they are converted rifles? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:44 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:29 am
Posts: 57
Yes, converted smoothbore muzzleloaders, basically a musket.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:08 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:27 am
Posts: 47
I picked up a "Zulu" Shot Gun the other day that is in very good condition. A search on the net turned up the following: Original weapon was a French 1867 Tabatiere muzzle loading percussion musket; then converted to breech loader by adding a Snider hinged action and used to a limited degree in the Franco Prussian War; next, most were sold to Belgian surplus dealers who cut down the stocks and bored the barrels smooth or rebarreled with a shot gun barrel. Sold as cheap shot guns and called "Zulu" to invoke images of fierce warriors hunting in the wilds of South Africa. Sold all over the world by ALFA and in this country by Sears during the 1880s and into the new century.
I believe my gun has a purpose made shotgun barrel and not a rebore. The chamber is 2 3/4" on this gun. During the Franco Prussian war, it was said the French melted down brass church bells to make actions for this weapon. I have seen the brass versions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re: Zulu 12 GA.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:47 am 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:46 pm
Posts: 9169
Location: Richmond, VA
http://www.antiqueswords.com/bq752.htm

http://arms2armor.com/store/product381.html

http://www.gunsinternational.com/detail ... ing=cid=16



_________________
My book on Beretta 391 Disassembly is no longer available.
My pen name is Irish, pronounced SHAY-mus oh-KOSH-eh-deh.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: askewww, BerettaEd, Bing [Bot], blackdogsrule56, Bladeswitcher, Bronco78, casonet, chemclay, cole1, deadbird995, Deadpair999, dfw_bill, Drew Hause, FL-Shooter, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Husker90, Jager1, jaguarxk120, JoM, Jta5er, llc, LMunsterlander, Majestic-12 [Bot], mfm22, mikeydio, Misplaced Lead, nkhrfh, oldshotty, oneounceload, oregunner, paulaner, PennSkeet, pitandremington, RGuill96971, Riflemeister, rnh, Shadowdog500, Skeet_Man, Tailchaser, TandT, trevijazz, TRUKSTUFF, Vette Jockey2, Virginian, Walt Lister


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group    - DMCA Notice