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March 24, 2015 - 7:13 am
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Hello all,

I have 2 Winchester ringblasters. One is a MK II the other a MKIII both 8 gauge. They are very heavy around 100kg each with a 3 foot silencer on the end. The action is a martini type. I cannot find any on the web except on the Winchester industrial web site. Both are in great working condition. I would like to know if there are many out there in private collections. Also I would like to have an idea of value, although these have pride of place in my gun room and are not for sale.

I don’t have any pictures however if enough interest I will get some up. Thanks.

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March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
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I suspect that what you have is outside the expertise level of the vast majority of us here on the WACA forums.


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I assume you have what are referred to as kiln guns, a specialized 8 gauge weapon used to knock slag off the insides off various sized industrial kilns.  As far as I know, most were 8 gauge and both Remington and Winchester made steel bulleted 8 gauge shells for them.  All of the 8 gauge shells have an extra lip around the base so they will not fit in a regular 8 gauge shorgun.  Many people who like to shoot their 8 gauge shotguns use these kiln gun empties to reload by millong off the extra lip.  The shells are common, the kiln guns not so much. Since they are not a sporting or military weapon, collector value is limited.  A similiar industrial or work machine is a stud driver that uses pistol cartridges to drive steel studs into things.

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