Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rifle Question

In an attempt to make me start drinking earlier than usual, Glen Filthie (owner and operator of Filthie's Thunderbox, where great intelligence goes to be insulted) posted a picture of this antique rifle, then refused to identify it.  Glen claims he doesn't know what it is.  I think he's mangling the truth.  I think he does know, and is deliberately, and malicious aforethought, withholding the information because he knows it makes me nuts.

It seems to me that I saw this on some history show recently, but my memory isn't what it should be.

Mystery Rifle
If anyone reading this piece knows what this rifle is, will you please post the make and model?  Thanks in advance.


Old NFO said...

It looks like a version of a 7 barrel 'Nock' volley gun, from the 1700's but the action is wrong... Not real sure what it is.

Mad Jack said...

After doing a little sleuthing on the Internet, I have concluded that this might be a Henri Peiper's Flobert Rolling Block rifle. I say might, because there is precious little information available and no one reading my blog (or even just looking at the pictures) has stepped forward to identify it.

Glen Filthie said...

I've got inquiries in with Six Bears - apparently he is a guru on old guns. It is definitely not a Nock Volley gun - those monsters are black powder behemoths that discharge all at once. One of my readers suggested that those barrels might revolve and that might make sense.

Let me know what ya find out, Jack? :)