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2018-03-06 Bangladesh
Pirates killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB
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Posted by Fred 2018-03-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [444 views ]  Top
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#1 Shutter Guns probably aren't waterproof enough for this riparian adventure.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-03-06 08:30||   2018-03-06 08:30|| Front Page Top

#2 But they did have some rather pointy sticks! i.e. sharp weapons.
Posted by Thrise Shomble3667 2018-03-06 08:34||   2018-03-06 08:34|| Front Page Top

#3 No shutter guns but four pipe guns. What's the difference between a shutter gun and a pipe gun?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-03-06 12:01||   2018-03-06 12:01|| Front Page Top

#4 The Ordnance Sergeant has issued the following: "The Shutter Gun's immaculate walnut veneer and bronze fittings could suffer corrosion from sea salt. Accordingly this national treasure has remained at HQ in its presentation case."
Posted by magpie 2018-03-06 13:23||   2018-03-06 13:23|| Front Page Top

#5 Based on a photo that used to be on the net somewhere, a Shutter Gun appears to be a break-action .410 single-shot homemade pistol.

A pipe gun is probably a similar home-brew device, but possibly more like a single-shot long gun.

Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-03-06 13:25||   2018-03-06 13:25|| Front Page Top

#6 LMAO at magpie!
Posted by Herb McCoy7309 2018-03-06 14:17||   2018-03-06 14:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Good to hear my RAB boys are getting some action. I wouldn't risk a priceless shuttergun on pirates either.
Posted by Spot 2018-03-06 15:32||   2018-03-06 15:32|| Front Page Top

#8 Found the Shutter Gun photo.




Looks like the pirates didn't adhere to the good Sergeant's instructions, magpie.

Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-03-06 16:10||   2018-03-06 16:10|| Front Page Top

#9 Original Shutter Gun photo here
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-03-06 16:13||   2018-03-06 16:13|| Front Page Top

#10 Rantburg University has the answer. Thanks, Mullah.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-03-06 17:04||   2018-03-06 17:04|| Front Page Top

#11 The shutter gun looks like a smooth bore pistol firing shotgun shells, single shot and single action. Did the bottom of the breech blow out, it would explain why the user didn't get away, hmmm? But how in the world do you reload it...interesting.
Thanks for the foto, Mullah! Googling for this usually results in minutes of futile effort.
Posted by magpie 2018-03-06 21:37||   2018-03-06 21:37|| Front Page Top

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