Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 5, 2012, 01:37 AM   #17
Gary L. Griffiths
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Another interesting tidbit regarding the .45-70 Gov't cartridge loadings: The Model 1878 Gatling Gun had two sets of sights, one mounted on each side of the barrels. One set was calibrated for the 405-grain load, and one for the 500-grain load, so depending on which ammo was being used, the gunner would align the sights on the left or right side of the barrels!
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