Though the gun was almost certainly used during all those unaccounted-for years (nearly 58 of them), this hunt is, to our knowledge, the first documented time that the gun has been back in a duck blind—and certainly the first time Bo Whoop has been used on Beaver Dam Lake since Buckingham's day. Prior to the hunt, Bo Whoop was inspected by a gunsmith. It's still in great mechanical shape. Since steel shot is questionable to use in vintage double guns (and Mr. Buck's preferred 3-inch lead No. 4s aren't an option these days), we loaded up with Kent Tungsten Matrix 2 3/4-inch No. 5s. They worked very well.