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The Puckle Gun: Repeating Firepower in 1718

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Designed for use by the British Navy against Pirates. :o

63 rounds in 7 minutes

 

 

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But. But, But..........it's a repeater! Pre-dating the Constitution and the amendments!!

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and it fired square bullets for use against non christian enemies:ph34r:

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It would make me puckle ......er pucker.

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3 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

There is no evidence that that version was ever made.

Was it a marketing ploy?

I gotta admit I wondered how a square bullet would fire

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7 minutes ago, Major Crimes said:

Was it a marketing ploy?

I gotta admit I wondered how a square bullet would fire

 

Same as a hexagonal one.  Whitworth built both rifles and cannons with hexagonal bores.

 

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1 hour ago, Major Crimes said:

Was it a marketing ploy?

I gotta admit I wondered how a square bullet would fire

He was writing the patent. Wanted to protect his invention before someone could write a new patent copying his invention but using square bullets.

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I always laugh when I hear the "Founding fathers could have never imagined the progression of weaponry....."  Hell they endorsed individuals owning warships with cannons that could level a small coastal town. 

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