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Is there another name for an Orchard Gun?

Asked by mowens (8285 points ) April 20th, 2011

My dad had something he called an “Orchard Gun.” We used it to scare away birds and such. Is there another name for this?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

They call them propane guns around here.

mowens's avatar

I dont think it used gas of any kind. It looked like gun powder, I can remember loading it. It also had ammunition called “screamers” which sounded like the screaming bottle rockets on steroids. Thoughts?

YARNLADY's avatar

I thought you meant a potato gun, which is like a small cannon that shoots potatoes or apples.

mowens's avatar

No this thing was actually about the size of a handgun, and resembled one as well. Thoughts?

WestRiverrat's avatar

They also make ammunition for shotguns that is designed to scare wildlife, particularly birds, without harming them.

bkcunningham's avatar

It’s a shotgun with bird pellets. (Edited) Bird shot. Very scattered and small shots or bb type projectiles.

syz's avatar

According to this, it’s special ammunition [Bird bangers (Bird BombsĀ®), screamer sirens (racket bombs), and whistle cartridges] used with a .22 or a flare gun.

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mowens's avatar

@crisw That is too big. But it looks like it had a similar function.
@bkcunningham it definitally wasnt a shotgun.. thats too big.

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