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Old January 17, 2013, 07:35 PM   #7
pohill
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Sometimes all its six barrels would go off at once, and then there was no safe place in all the region round about, but behind it.
Mark Twain

He was talking about a multiple barreled gun. I'm not sure the one in the pic is a pepperbox since it has one barrel. It looks like it's double action - pull the trigger and it cocks then fires the round.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper-box (Transitional revolver)
According to that article, it looks like the transitional revolvers were also prone to chainfires.

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