Abschraubgewehr

English translation: takedown weapon

08:38 Mar 12, 2014
German to English translations [PRO]
Forestry / Wood / Timber / weapons, hunting
German term or phrase: Abschraubgewehr
A detachable rifle often used for poaching or homocide and for than reason often banned. I've found several sources from the first half of the 19th century.

See e.g. http://books.google.de/books?id=IIc7AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA126&lpg=PA...

Does anybody know what this type of weapon is called in English?

Thanks in advance.
Ann Marie Ackermann, JD
Local time: 21:06
English translation:takedown weapon
Explanation:
is perhaps what is meant here
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Jonathan MacKerron
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Thanks. I'm sure this is the right answer, and I would not have found it on my own.
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takedown weapon


Explanation:
is perhaps what is meant here


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takedown_gun
Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 10
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Thanks. I'm sure this is the right answer, and I would not have found it on my own.

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agree  jccantrell: Would have been my choice. I have seen them as 'survival rifles' that pilots put in the survival kit in small planes in Alaska to, ahem, keep the wolves at bay.
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