I've got nothing to back it up, but.... My guess is that it would likely be fired only once in most battles. Clear the enemy top with it, then focus your musket fire on the enemy deck, picking off officers and gunners.grzrob said:How do you know all of the barrels went off? How would you check this in the field? How the hell would you clean this thing in the 19th century? ( sorry, 3 questions! )
Despite this....I still want one!!!!!
Checking it for misfires and cleaning it would likely be done later, in the dull hours, days, weeks, and months between engagements.