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    Posted: 19-Sep-2011 at 19:54

James Puckle's "defence" was the first machine-gun, patented in the early 1700s. It fired round bullets at Christians and square ones at Turks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Oct-2011 at 20:43

German flintlock revolver from the late 16th century. It retained the old-style "puffer" handle intended to provide a firm grip for a mounted soldier
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2011 at 08:35

I'm surprised by the lack of interest in this topic. Maybe Ollios can tell us more about this nine-barreled Turkish cannon
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2011 at 09:54
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James Puckle's "defence" was the first machine-gun, patented in the early 1700s. It fired round bullets at Christians and square ones at Turks
 
And ironically, despite the intention of the designer, the round bullets against Christians were probably more lethal due to better ballistics.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2011 at 17:48
Originally posted by Nick1986


It fired round bullets at Christians and square ones at Turks


what is the aim? can square ones damage more?

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Maybe Ollios can tell us more about this nine-barreled Turkish cannon


Unhappy I have tried but no result, but I found similar thing with 11 barreled



you can read its plate
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more ottoman weapons' photoes
http://osmanli-devleti1299.tr.gg/osmanli-tabancalar.htm  (Turkish)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2011 at 19:35
That's the sort of thing i'm looking for Ollios. Judging by its small caliber, my guess is this was antipersonnel weapon
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2011 at 19:15
The reason the bullets of the Puckle Gun were square was because its inventor believed they hurt more and were harder to remove. For centuries warring Christian nations observed an unwritten code of honor prohibiting the use of anything other than smooth round bullets. During the Civil War several prisoners were executed for roughening their musket balls as these would expand on contact, like modern hollow-point ammunition
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A poacher's organ battery
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jul-2012 at 19:37

This strange contraption is a Russian invention. It is a repeating mortar that worked in a similar way to a revolver
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2012 at 19:46

Flintlock pepperbox from the late 18th century
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Sep-2012 at 19:08

One early repeater had one barrel but four locks, each one loaded with a powder charge. The one furthest from the trigger was fired first
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Sep-2012 at 20:35
Girandoni invented a repeating air rifle for the Lewis and Clark expedition
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Superimposed charge wheel-lock rifle capable of firing two shots from a single barrel
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Harmonica gun, an early attempt to get round Sam Colt's patent
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2012 at 09:56
According to this book, multi-barreled gun-carts were used by Henry VII in a similar way to the modern machine-gun
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IfA8AAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA101&ots=e7MagXtWeS&dq=dardanelles%20gun&pg=PA100#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Nov-2012 at 12:10
7 shot breachloading revolver, 1820
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/106485
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http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000109/148557_945037.jpg
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Lock: Richard Constable
American, active 1817-51
Barrel: English, Birmingham

Flintlock Revolver, c. 1820

Steel, wood
L. (excluding bayonet) 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
Bayonet L. 10.2 cm (4 in.)
Wt. 4 lb. 5 oz.
Caliber .45
George F. Harding Collection, 1982.2331

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Nov-2012 at 07:57
http://www.flintlocks.de/content/image/buch_abbildungen/buch9_xl.jpg
A pistol designed to fire square bullets
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