Watch: Unusual Offset “Cripple Stock” Shotgun

   12.20.16

Watch: Unusual Offset “Cripple Stock” Shotgun

There are many weird things in the world, and this gun is one of them. It’s also oddly beautiful.

It’s a fine shotgun with a curved stock, designed to be shouldered on one’s right shoulder but aimed or sighted with the left eye.

Why? Well, perhaps the owner was right-handed but left-eye-dominant, maybe he was missing his right eye, or maybe he was missing his left hand AND his right eye.

Or maybe he was just a southpaw who had a weak left shoulder. There’s really no telling.

But the gun itself is pretty neat; check it out below.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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