ex luce ad tenebras
As far as I can tell - Joseph Enouy’s 8-cylinder, 48-shot percussion revolver, dated 1855. All based in the internet, but that is what it seems to be. Percussion cap weapons took some time to load, so the theory was that all 8 cylinders were pre-loaded and placed on the rotating brass plate. One cylinder is in position and rotates like any other cylinder in a normal revolver. After that cylinder is fully discharged, (six rounds)the brass plate is rotated until the next cylinder is in firing position. Repeat until all eight cylinders are empty, then spen ten minutes or more loading it up again. Interesting engineering concept but not very useful for many reasons. Glad I can help.
Thanks Capt. Schmoe. Long time no see, by the way.I think it would take me half an hour, minimum, to get that thing loaded. Then I'd be looking around for a forked stick to rest the barrel on so I could shoot it. Strange looking thing, but I guess a few were actually produced.
Wow, honestly have never even seen a picture! Thanks to Capt Schmoe for the research! The other question is how do you lock the respective cylinders in? Move the Brass bar down, then back up for the new cylinder?
It's obviously either a revolverevolver or a revolving revolver or a rerevolver. Just sayin'.........
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