A real wheel gun


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zimmerstutzen
January 7, 2013, 09:43 PM
found this picture on an online auction. Just too bizarre

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv85/longcaribiner/KGrHqNn8FCrJnw4kBQ5fJO0j60_12_zpsc4dfe387.jpg

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Skinny 1950
January 7, 2013, 10:27 PM
A radial revolver rather than axial...looks like it opens up for loading, not a bad idea but it never caught on. Does it say anything about how many were made???

25cschaefer
January 8, 2013, 01:08 AM
It looks like it has four breaches (is that the plural for breach?) that rotate by opening the outer ring/barrel assembly. Very neat but if it chain-fires you are getting shot in the foot and face, not fun. I wonder if the hammer has some sort of watch spring, it appears the sear is on the outside.

Skinny 1950
January 8, 2013, 01:58 AM
I wonder if it had a knob on the other side to index the breachi :D
The external sear would make for quick trigger jobs,on the down side drilling the flash channel from the cap to the chamber would be a b1lch.

AJumbo
January 8, 2013, 05:13 PM
I prefer my chainfires to project the ball away from me, thanks.

scrat
January 8, 2013, 08:15 PM
LOL i was thinking the same thing about the chain fires. I can see why it never caught on.

Jim K
January 8, 2013, 08:38 PM
"Breaches" is wrong; the singular is "breech",* the back end, not "breach" a breakthrough point. So the plural is "breeches." Since most shooters like the breech at their end of the gun, rather than the muzzle pointing at them, that kind of gun never did catch on.

* Yep, the same as the word for one's rear end and the source of the term "breeches", or "britches" for trousers which cover that anatomical feature.

Jim

25cschaefer
January 8, 2013, 11:01 PM
Thanks Jim, it was late and I have never been good at schpellin. Speeking of breeches; I wonder how many guys carried it inside the waist band with that exposed sear.

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