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This isn’t a prop, but a real gun that used to be commonly used in commercial waterfowl hunting. They were called “punt guns,” because they were used in a kind of boat called a “punt.” The guns fired almost a pound of shot, and could kill fifty birds in one shot. Unsurprisingly, they were outlawed when they devastated wild bird populations.

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40 MM?
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I'll wait for the pump action model to come out[rofl]
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Outlawed?
Maybe in the US - still used here

Not THAT common but a few are still used for wildfowling. Common calibers are 8-ga, 6-ga & 4-ga - though others exist.
Some of the punts & guns are of the vintage/antique variety but a good number are new builds

No bird numbers here unlike the US
Go wildfowling & drop as many as your skill allows. A lot of species are of course protected or covered by seasonal limits = yet others have been classed as "nuisance" & can be shot at any time of the year.
Quite common in my part of the UK (East coast of Scotland & further down in Northern areas of Northumberland). My area has a pass system, free issue, to shoot on the foreshore. Keep meaning to try it one year! (but NOT with a punt gun)
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A crew served Shotgun.

Interesting that some countries allow it.   I know the farmers would love to have something like that for nuisance birds.

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Down here in LA there are still some old-timers who remember (illegally) hunting with punt guns.  Apparently the preferred method was to mount the gun on a boat, row the boat toward a flock of ducks or geese, then fire the gun as they started to fly up. 
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