Gatling Gun Question

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Gatling Gun Question

Post by von thoma » 16 Apr 2018 02:35

Which of the several barrels really open fire ?
Several at same time ?
Thanks.
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Re: Gatling Gun Question

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Apr 2018 04:31

As far as I know only one fires before a new shot is loaded, barrels turn and fire again. In the case of the shown Gatling it would be top middle barrel firing.

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Re: Gatling Gun Question

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Apr 2018 17:28

Hi again von thoma. Here's a link to an animation of the gun in use. Hope it helps in understanding how the gatling worked and still works today.
https://youtu.be/kmgYsuISDsk
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Re: Gatling Gun Question

Post by von thoma » 18 Apr 2018 01:08

Thanks, It's a little messy weapon...
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