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Old February 22, 2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Norwich Rapid Fire Cannon

On the way to other things came across this unique Civil War Gatling gun..

A bit of a simplistic design, intrigued to how it was loaded and ejected the spent

Shell

http://www.cannonsuperstore.com/norwich.htm
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Old February 22, 2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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its not that hard, rapid fire the same way your cartridge revolver is.

the big flat plate on the rear with the gear teeth cut in, thats the breech plate. the shells slide into it, and the handle rotates the whole thing. as i have never seen the actual weapon i do not know if its truly complete.

it looks like it fires on the bottom chamber first, like a chiappa rhino from what i see.
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Old February 22, 2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Price reduced by $5,000!

Wow! It's still slightly under $75,000.

Group buy anyone?
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Old February 23, 2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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Well the group buying is never as bad as group sharing that comes later, And it seems no one is willing to let it stay at my house for safe keeping...
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Old February 23, 2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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the real trick is the ammunition. thats going to be a pain after you figure in the federal regulations and cost of the equipment.
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