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Old February 14, 2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Multi cylinder BP pistol.

Don't know the history of this real piece but sure is funky. Wonder if it worked.
Couldn't holster it though!
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Old February 14, 2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Similar to the 'harmonica' thread.
History has produced some strange contraptions as firearms evolved.
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Old February 14, 2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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looks like something out of a jules vern movie!!



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Old February 14, 2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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Cool! Looks Hindu or middle eastern.


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Old February 14, 2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Old February 14, 2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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My thought exactly!
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Old February 14, 2011, 05:50 PM   #7
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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.
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Old February 15, 2011, 01:26 AM   #8
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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...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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Old February 15, 2011, 01:58 AM   #9
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Can you imagine cleaning that bad boy?
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Old February 15, 2011, 04:31 AM   #10
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Looks the correct armament for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang....
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Old February 15, 2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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