Multiple Cylinder Revolver

Probably a steampunk creation, but neat nevertheless:

I’d like to see the holster. :P

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CinSC June 19, 2010 at 06:32 pm

It seems somehow too authentic to be steampunk. It’s definately taking the concept to the next level!

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Linoge June 19, 2010 at 07:31 pm

Wow. Not only can you have multiple loadouts per cylinder, you can have multiple cylinders of multiple loadouts!

I sense a monster-hunting application…

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DocN June 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I can’t speak for the authenticity of that particular photo, but as already noted, it looks too ‘authentic’ to be a prop or showpiece. The corner of what appears to be a description card at the lower left suggests it’s a museum display.

Now, that said, there were, indeed, a great many attempts back in the days between percussion and self-contained metallic cartridges, to increase the ‘firepower’ of a gun. Google “20-shot revolver” for one version- this one had a single cylinder, but with two stacked barrels to mate up with a double-row cylinder.

For an even more interesting attempt, Google “Josselyn chain pistol”, for a “revolver” whose “cylinder” is actually a flexible chain of linked chambers.

Doc.

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Chase June 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

It’s not just history museums that label things with little cards like that, it’s also art museums. This is probably a piece of artwork in an art museum.

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Admin (Mike) June 22, 2010 at 01:46 am

Holy, those guns you recommend googling are awesome! I had not seen either before.

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Jesse June 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Reminds me of those “magic roundabouts” traffic circles that they have in Europe and the UK.

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Henry Bowman June 20, 2010 at 12:05 am

Holster? Holster by Zildjian!

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Admin (Mike) June 22, 2010 at 01:47 am

haha

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Admin (Mike) June 22, 2010 at 01:48 am

or should i say “ba-dum ching!” :P

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cmblake6 June 20, 2010 at 01:12 am

Awesome! I’ll keep it simple, and keep it at that.

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Jeff June 20, 2010 at 03:12 am

Question is… does it work?

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Paladin June 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

Man, that’s beautiful – regardless of whether it would be practical in use, or not.

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Mike June 20, 2010 at 09:43 pm

Erm, I wouldn’t trust the indexing. Thank goodness it’s a black powder piece.

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NHSparky June 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

Good for when the zombies attack.

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Todd S. June 21, 2010 at 05:36 pm

i can see it now… “Brains.”

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JonF June 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

This is Joseph Enouy’s invention, British patent #1359, dated 1855. It appears in Winant’s ‘Firearms Curiosa’ and Blair’s ‘Firearms of the World’. At that time it seems to have been in private hands – clearly now it’s in (or on loan to) a museum collection – not sure where though. Google Books has some nice contemporary reports of its invention;

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks:1&q=enouy+revolver&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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Admin (Mike) July 1, 2010 at 01:10 pm

awesome! thanks for the info Jon

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allen January 16, 2016 at 05:13 pm

I would say that the anti-gun crowd and their comments that when the constitution was written there was single shot muskets does not pass muster. There were a lot of multiple-shot-guns in use.

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