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Scratchammo 10-08-2011 07:05 PM

Check out this crazy thing!
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This thing is loaded like a roman candle. Isn't this deadly hazardous?

danf_fl 10-08-2011 07:25 PM

the best idea at the time for a multi-shot pistol.

Scratchammo 10-08-2011 07:27 PM

Did it work better as a lead dispenser or a hand grenade?

danf_fl 10-08-2011 08:26 PM

Start with the locking mechanism forward. The theory was that the bullet behind was to stop spark from igniting others in the rear.
Shoot the most forward first, then move the locking mechanism back one slot.

trip286 10-08-2011 09:03 PM

boy I'll bet the powder on that last shot was packed tight by the time it was fired.

Scratchammo 10-08-2011 09:23 PM

Lol I bet it was. This thing is like an early version of the metal storm prototype. I'd like to try this with a small cannon(from a distance of course).

trip286 10-08-2011 10:18 PM

Some kind of a long string to trigger the cannon perhaps? I've thought about it myself, just figured if it was a good idea then someone else would have beat me to it.

Scratchammo 10-08-2011 10:21 PM

I used speaker wire & a car battery but I also like the string idea.

I bet Orangello likes your signature :D

c3shooter 10-08-2011 10:25 PM

Never seen a Walch revolver, have you? This was a 12 shot ball and cap. Each charge hole had 2 nipples. One nipple ignited the front charge, the second the rear charge. So 6 charge holes, 12 shots. Oh- it did had 2 real skinny hammers. first trigger pull dropped hammer for front charge, second pull the rear charge.

Check your library for an out of print book called Firearms Curiosa by Winant. There are more weird guns between those covers than I have ever seen- including the superposed load guns.

Scratchammo 10-08-2011 10:30 PM

That thing looks weird. So it's relatively safe to fire superposed?

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