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santacaferacer
February 14, 2011, 02:53 PM
Don't know the history of this real piece but sure is funky. Wonder if it worked.
Couldn't holster it though!

Rifleman1776
February 14, 2011, 03:07 PM
Similar to the 'harmonica' thread.
History has produced some strange contraptions as firearms evolved.

sewerman
February 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
looks like something out of a jules vern movie!!



s.m.

Bill Akins
February 14, 2011, 03:21 PM
Cool! Looks Hindu or middle eastern.


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Hardcase
February 14, 2011, 04:40 PM
Imagine a chain fire! :eek:

Noz
February 14, 2011, 05:15 PM
My thought exactly!

SIGSHR
February 14, 2011, 05:50 PM
I have seen pictures of that one elsewhere, though I can't recall when or where. I recommend the excellent book Firearms Curiosaby Lewis Winant, he covers many oddities such as this one.

Bill Akins
February 15, 2011, 01:26 AM
I found out more about it.

"This is Joseph Enouy’s invention, British patent #1359, dated 1855. It appears in Winant’s ‘Firearms Curiosa’ and Blair’s ‘Firearms of the World’. At that time it seems to have been in private hands – clearly now it’s in (or on loan to) a museum collection – not sure where though. Google Books has some nice contemporary reports of its invention at this link"...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks:1&q=enouy+revolver&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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zippy13
February 15, 2011, 01:58 AM
Can you imagine cleaning that bad boy?

kadima
February 15, 2011, 04:31 AM
Looks the correct armament for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.... :)
K.

Hardcase
February 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
"Pardon me while I whip this out." :eek: