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Coach gun

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American Express Coach Gun | The Gun Vault #18 - Cody Firearms Museum

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Hickok45 Auction - CZ Hammer Coach 12 Gauge.

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Double Barrel Shotgun | Top Guns of the Wild West

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The Stoeger Coach Gun

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Stoeger Coach Gun Double Barrel Shotgun Review

A coach gun is a modern term, coined by gun collectors, for a Double-barreled shotgun, generally with barrels from 18" to 24" in length placed side-by-side. These weapons were known as "cut-down shotguns" or "messenger's guns" from the use of such shotguns on stagecoaches by shotgun messengers in the American Wild West. They came in 10 and 12 gauge blackpowder.
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