I’d like to see the holster. :P
It seems somehow too authentic to be steampunk. It’s definately taking the concept to the next level!
Wow. Not only can you have multiple loadouts per cylinder, you can have multiple cylinders of multiple loadouts!
I sense a monster-hunting application…
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.
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.
Holy, those guns you recommend googling are awesome! I had not seen either before.
Reminds me of those “magic roundabouts” traffic circles that they have in Europe and the UK.
Holster? Holster by Zildjian!
or should i say “ba-dum ching!” :P
Awesome! I’ll keep it simple, and keep it at that.
Question is… does it work?
Man, that’s beautiful – regardless of whether it would be practical in use, or not.
Erm, I wouldn’t trust the indexing. Thank goodness it’s a black powder piece.
Good for when the zombies attack.
i can see it now… “Brains.”
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;
awesome! thanks for the info Jon
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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