By A Web Design
- Published on Saturday, 16 October 2010 12:36
Replica of Dr. Richard Gatling's first gun. Fully live fire bronze gun on carriage, it is a faithful full size replica of Civil War or early British gun using .577 steel chambers that house the standard musket paper cartridges of the period, primed with standard percussion caps. The original idea was to simplify logistics as the new brass cartridges hadn't been adopted by any governments at that time. The gun has been run to 6 rounds per second but 4 to 5 rounds per second is normal, and has been used in several Civil War re-enactments on the west coast.
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