Carl Stolzer 2-Bore Rifle

     Country: US

     Found in: A Limited-Production Weapon by Carl Stolzer and his mad imagination.

     Notes: This massive rifle was at first designed by custom gunsmith Carl Stolzer as a whim; soon, however, several select buyers expressed an interest in it.  It is essentially a wooden-stocked rifle, with a Monte Carlo comb, a checkered pistol grip wrist, and a checkered fore-end.  It has a color-case hardened finish receiver, and a rust blued upper receiver, trigger guard, hammer, and barrel.  The receiver is engraved in a pattern of broad acanthus leaves. The stock is of sugar maple, finished in oil and wax, with the aforementioned checkering very fine at 20 lpi. The rear sight is a folding leaf on a quarter-rib; the front sight is a silver bead on a ramp. Rick Straker, the first customer of the rifle, is a lefty, so the action is designed for left-handed shooters, but Mr Stolzer intends to make the weapon for certain exclusive buyers and will make it in a right-hand version.  The rifle is, at itís base, a premium single-shot rifle.
     OK, so it is a standard single-shot rifle so far, right?  Thatís where the similarity ends.  The rifle is chambered for 2-Bore (33.68mm) ammunition, which is also custom made by handloaders working for Carl Stolzer.  The round fires a lead round ball; the entire round weighs almost half a kilogram. The 2-Bore Rifle is designed for blackpowder, and is not stressed for modern propellants.  The barrel is 28 inches, and has a rather lazy twist for its rifling, perfect for stabilizing balls or short conical bullets.  There is no muzzle brake or flash suppressor; the muzzle is bare. Stolzerís 2-Bore includes a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and three mercury recoil reducers.  Recoil is a slow (but not gentle) push instead of a sudden sharp kick.

     Note that the cost below is for Twilight 2000.  The real-world cost could probably buy you a new luxury car.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These rifles are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.  Pity.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Carl Stolzer 2-Bore

S&H Super Precision 2-Bore

10.04 kg

1 Internal

$1642

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage*

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Carl Stolzer 2-Bore

SS

13

1-1-1

9

7

Nil

123

*Damage against vehicles is 3/3/2/1.