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Predicate Object 20 Nov 2002 2002-11-20T00:00:00.000Z 2002-11-20T00:00:00.000Z 2002.116.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2002.116.1 2002-11-20T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-01-15T01:57:09.301Z 45 animals/wars veterinary services/wars WW Greener Humane Horse Killer and leather holder [circa WW1 period] In 1895, W.W. Greener invented the world's first Humane Killer, a gun designed to kill cattle, sheep, pigs and horses, quickly and easily. This instrument was adopted by the War Office, for use in the Veterinary, Remount and Butchering Departments, and by the Admiralty for is Victualling yards. The instrument was also modified to use .310 calibre cartridges. After several years, the models became obsolete in the 1960s and ammunition for the older models was impossible to obtain. Recently though, the company was asked to manufacture another model and hence, the Humane Killer Mk II was introduced. This new gun fires a .32 ACP round Humane Horse Killer and leather holder [circa WW1 period] Made in small quantities for use by the cavalry and veterinarian service people for killing either horses or cattle horse killer
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