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RE: [civilwarwest] Re: volley gun

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  • Tom Mix
    Yes, but still fascinating. Thanks. ... From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams Sent: Sunday,
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 4, 2007
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      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:

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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"
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      > 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.floridar eenactorsonline. com/machinegun. htm_
      > (http://www.floridar eenactorsonline. com/machinegun. htm)
      >

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