Discussion in 'Photos' started by richard jones, Dec 15, 2018.
A Volley Gun I built. .54 caliber.
WOW !!!! Need more pics !!!
What he said!
That is nice!
I would imagine it is a might heavy for totin' around.
Have you shot it yet?
So does this monster fire all 4 barrels at the same time???
I believe the British Navy issued a 7-barreled volley gun for a few years around the turn of the 19th century. It was .40-.45 caliber and did indeed fire all seven balls at a single trigger pull. The idea was for men in the rigging to fire down onto the enemy deck during boarding operations.
It was abandoned after a few years, largely for two reasons: when fired, it frequently resulted in either dislocating the user's shoulder or flinging him entirely off his perch in the rigging, sometimes both. Not surprising that the sailors hated it.
In fiction, this volley gun makes an appearance in the "Sharpe's Rifles" series by Bernard Cornwell. Sharpe's best friend and sergeant carries one (in addition to his issued rifle) because he is the only man big enough to fire it without injury.
WOW!!WOW!!WOW!! where are the wheels and carriage for it?
Richard Whitmark carried a Nock gun in The Alamo with John Wayne. The movie is mostly historical fiction, and there was no Nock gun at the Alamo. It makes for good entertainment however.
Can you imagine the recoil of 7 .45 cal loads going off at once, and the time it would take to reload. Reasons why it wasn’t a big seller.
Sure the sights are necessary?
They did a really good piece on an original volley gun on the American Rifleman show last week, lots of info about how many were made, who made them and why they fell out of favor. The host shot the original several times.
Oh, my aching hernia! LOL No worries, I'm just kidding, I don't have one.......yet!
I think I want one of these, instead....maybe only one, but if you loaded a bunch of round ball....,
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