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Offline Classanr

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Puckle Gun
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:25:19 PM »



I surely do want to see the insides of this thing.  So far, this is the closest I can get:

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 08:03:15 AM »
These also had "high capacity, removable magazines"

Believe it or not three of these or something similar have been described as being used aboard naval ships during the Revolution. Surely our founding fathers were aware of that.

Semi and fully automatic weapons actually date back much further than that even. Repeating crossbows that fire rapidly using a crank have been found in archaeological dig sites in China dating back to 500 BC.

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »
Early version of the gatling gun?

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 05:18:45 AM »
WoW  :)    Thanks for posting . . . . .
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 07:51:57 AM »
I had run across a article of a flint lock repeating rifle they have invented back then and now that I see this post will look and see if I can find what I did with it, cause I wanted to know if any of you had ever heard of such a thing. Thinks for posting Classanr now I'll haft to look all over the place to see if I can find it.  .)) China I believe has been at this stuff long before any of the rest of the world had any idea that such a thing was possible. Folks wonder why they need to be careful with ? Oh what's the point, it's to late to even go there, so  (o&  {_K
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 03:11:31 PM »
... Thinks for posting Classanr now I'll haft to look all over the place to see if I can find it.  .)) ...

Everybody puckle up!  I take my new responsibilities overly-seriously.  No un-post will go interned.  Or something like that.

I do believe this one is a revolving flintlock, although it *looks* more like a matchlock to me.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 04:10:01 PM »
There is  an article somewhere regarding a clockwork Italian gun from the early 17th century, but I haven't been able to find it. It launched ammunition like a modern spring-air rifle and was truly fully automatic. (you wound it up and a trigger pull controlled firing). You used to be able to do an internet search for "clockwork gun" and it would come right up, but apparently some video game has a clockwork gun and four Google pages deep that and steampunk props are all I can find.

I ran into the same thing recently trying to explain to someone that the first "car" was steam powered and that it was built in France in the 18th century. It is easier to find, but still pretty buried.


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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 08:21:42 PM »
Those links were more fun than reading old high school year books "Most Likely To Succeed" and "Most Congenial", where are they now?

Now I know why people call boilers "colliers".  I thought it had to do with coal.  Nope.  It had to do with revolving flintlocks.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 08:34:08 PM »
That gun is just plain cool!
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 09:35:32 PM »
 I wonder how many sleepless nights it took to come up with that design.Wow
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2014, 01:20:22 PM »
 {?|    I learned something today!!  Thankyou for the post about the Puckle gun!
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 02:58:34 PM »
An awesome piece of engineering skill

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Re: Puckle Gun
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2015, 11:32:40 AM »
I've run across more than one article of a flint lock repeating rifle or revolving flint fired weapons since this thread stopped. There's a tobacco shop here called JRs they have all sorts of books on old guns from our past history. That's where I found an article on a double action Remington NMA. That store is kind of a neat shop for your cowboy want to bees. The prices are a bit steep though. Only things missing is good leather products.
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