Thread: Gatling Guns
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Old January 9, 2000, 07:19 PM   #17
Join Date: December 30, 1999
Location: La Puente, CA, USA
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Another problem with Big Horny Custer's gatling guns (and rifles) was the ammo. The shells of the cartridges were made from coils instead of tubing because it was cheaper to do so. As a result, the case heads were often ripped off during extraction. That is why they found so many broken knives at the last stand from soldiers trying to remove broken shells from their weapons.
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