Re: Nock's volley gun
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From: tlubka@... <tlubka@...>
To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
Date: 01 February 2000 08:08
Subject: [WarOf1812] Nock's volley gun
>From: tlubka@...Shame on me- it is after all the primary source for our uniforming and
> Roger, Roger, Roger!
>Have you forgotten Mr. Sharpe! Didn't his Sgt. carry a volley gun?
>Gosh Roger, everything in the Sharpe novels has to be correct right???;-)
practices (NOT).... :^)
>On a more realistic note I remember when a Mr. Larry Stutt at the Erie P.A.
>event (no longer an event)had the opportunity to fire a repro Nock Volley
>He spread 3 rounds amoungst the 7 barrels (big rounds, 120 grains each). Hefired the gun from the hip. He did manage to stay on his feet.
>I'd love a volley gun but cleaning it would be a real pain in the you knowwhat!
And this guy lived to tell the tale? Hell- if I put 120 grains and a patched
ball in my Baker, it would knock me flat on my keyster. 360 grains? I dunno,
Terry- that must have been VERY loose ball in there...just rolling out the
barrel as it fired... unless of course, you mean "reenacting rounds", all
powder, no (I hope) ball.
At any rate 360 grains of black powder in a musket/rifle/volley gun is VERY
dangerous to the shooter, as well as those near him.
Does the owner (not Mr Stutt, I imagine) use it habitually at reenactments,
if so, what is his historical provenance for doing so, other than to wow the
Yes, cleaning one unrifled barrel of black powder residue is bad enough, but
seven? What a mess.