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Old 12th November 2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default A cased seven barrel volley rifle by Henry Nock, 1796

Not really the field that I plow but highly interesting, even for me.

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Old 12th November 2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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Mein Gott in Himmel!

Did these all fire concurrently?

What would something like this be designed for? A deck sweeper?
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Old 12th November 2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Mein Gott in Himmel!

Did these all fire concurrently?

What would something like this be designed for? A deck sweeper?


Yup, its a crowd pleaser.
And any left standing wouldn't be able to see you running away through all the smoke!
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Old 12th November 2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Actually, most of these seem to have been employed for hunting, probably on wildfowls, absurd though that might have been.

Colonel Thomas Thornton owned, among other multi barreled monsters, one that could be mounted with two sets of seven barrels each! It is not known whether it broke his ankle.

From Harold L. Peterson: The Book of the Gun, 1962, p. 192.

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OMG! Well, thats certainly a different interpretation of a 'sporting' gun! lol.

I must admit I always think of Richard Widmark in the Alamo!

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Hi,
Check www.southessex.co.uk/weapons/nock.htm
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