John Bidwell

As you say, it’s not a common sight but, then again, it’s not unusual either – the tape is there to hold a flattened bit of lead in place to balance the barrels.

A double-barrelled gun is usually balanced by adding (or removing) weight to the stock but placing lead under the barrel is a ploy normally used by people who shoot single semi-autos.

From what I’ve seen it’s an effective method of achieving handling dynamics that suit the user’s clay shooting discipline.

  • terry munaon

    A question on pigeon shooting asked how a shooter with poor circulation can keep warm May I suggest he looks up heated motor cycle clothing such as heated waist coats, heated gloves and heated socks all can be heated by self contained batteries