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  • Carl Williams
    yes sir, I stand corrected these are two different guns
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 4, 2007
      yes sir, I stand corrected
      these are two different guns

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, olddude33@... wrote:
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      >
      > In a message dated 2/4/2007 11:31:47 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      > carlw4514@... writes:
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      > This was also known as a 'Covered Bridge Gun' as it saw use on the
      > defended end of a bridge ... the disadvantage of such particularly
      > directed fire being an advantage not a problem there...
      >
      > This from WEAPONS OF THE CIVIL WAR by Ian Hogg, who describes it as a
      > "multiple firer" ... a "machine gun it wasn't"
      >
      > Interestingly, a single percussion cap, aided by a stream of powder,
      > set off all 25 barrels in the gun in a "ragged volley".
      >
      > A Picture really does as good a job as anything of descring this
      > weapon. I'm going to try to post one in "photos" in the website here.
      >
      >
      >
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      > _http://www.floridareenactorsonline.com/machinegun.htm_
      > (http://www.floridareenactorsonline.com/machinegun.htm)
      >
    • Tom Mix
      Yes, but still fascinating. Thanks. ... From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams Sent: Sunday,
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 4, 2007

        Yes, but still fascinating. Thanks.

         

        -----Original Message-----
        From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams
        Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 12:13 PM
        To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: volley gun

         

        yes sir, I stand corrected
        these are two different guns

        --- In civilwarwest@ yahoogroups. com, olddude33@.. . wrote:

        >
        >
        > In a message dated 2/4/2007 11:31:47 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
        > carlw4514@.. . writes:
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > This was also known as a 'Covered Bridge Gun' as it saw use on the
        > defended end of a bridge ... the disadvantage of such particularly
        > directed fire being an advantage not a problem there...
        >
        > This from WEAPONS OF THE CIVIL WAR by Ian Hogg, who describes it as a
        > "multiple firer" ... a "machine gun it wasn't"
        >
        > Interestingly, a single percussion cap, aided by a stream of powder,
        > set off all 25 barrels in the gun in a "ragged volley".
        >
        > A Picture really does as good a job as anything of descring this
        > weapon. I'm going to try to post one in "photos" in the website
        here.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > _http://www.floridar eenactorsonline. com/machinegun. htm_
        > (http://www.floridar eenactorsonline. com/machinegun. htm)
        >

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