RE: [civilwarwest] Re: volley gun
Yes, but still fascinating. Thanks.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 12:13 PM
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