It’s a privilege to see any gun that has been handed down through readers’ families, and that is definitely the case today. This is a Cape gun, named for its popularity in South Africa. Cape guns were also used in Europe and occasionally, as in the case of this gun, in North America. Cape guns have one smooth-bore barrel and one rifled barrel, making it suitable for taking any size game. Cape guns range from inexpensive, utilitarian models to high grade guns. This, obviously, is a nice one.