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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!
February 14, 2011, 03:07 PM
Similar to the 'harmonica' thread.
History has produced some strange contraptions as firearms evolved.
February 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
looks like something out of a jules vern movie!!
February 14, 2011, 03:21 PM
Cool! Looks Hindu or middle eastern.
February 14, 2011, 04:40 PM
Imagine a chain fire! :eek:
February 14, 2011, 05:15 PM
My thought exactly!
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.
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"...
February 15, 2011, 01:58 AM
Can you imagine cleaning that bad boy?
February 15, 2011, 04:31 AM
Looks the correct armament for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.... :)
February 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
"Pardon me while I whip this out." :eek:
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