In a new discovery that sent shock waves through twilight state (and municipality) continuum, beer bottles appear to be high capacity magazines. Observe these two shotguns, completely legal in Massachusetts, complete with 5 round magazines.
Both shotguns heartily accept limited capacity of magazines, yet both can accept bigger capacity magazines (illegal if “post-ban”).
… also one of those magazines looks like a soda bottle.
To satisfy Massachusetts law for 5 shotshell limit on post-ban magazines, all bottles now have to be made much smaller or constipated with epoxy (inclusion of hammers and sickles are optional … but helpful)
So how does this Shottie works? Dubbed as “trombone”, this epithet is accurate for this rusty device at tax time. From the other side one can see the ambidextrous bottle opener for right hand challenged people.
Magazine well (held by rubber bands) can be opened up
to reveal the … err “purging point” actuated back and forth via steel cable. The rubberized sides allow gentle cradling of beer bottle (and of course of vodka, as always)
Steel actuating cables go over golden (not really … not even plated) pulleys
… and disappear into the intertubes (like internet)
From what I can tell of taste, the tubes are well lubricated with cosmoline and gutaline bouquet, with a hint of DDT soap.
Handle actuate the cables (back and forth) it also drives the piston that pushes shells that drop down to the loading chamber.
The handle also actuates the rest of the shottie action. Since action cycle distance travel is shorter than shell length, an extended cam slot allows to fully cycle and push the shell into loading of chamber.
California “magazine repair kit” are already being designed. Does it does not make sense?
One thing is clear that just as Nostradamus predicted, more device of bottle fed construction will be discovered. Their semiautomatic mystery will only be exceeded by the most glorious of cartridge … but is another story …