Gatling Gun, USA 1883
- Miniature version of the original gun
- Finished details, old-fashioned atmosphere has been preserved
- Made of cast metal (zamak)
- Designed as decorative item only
- Excellent for collectors of historical memorabilia, and as decoration
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Description of the Product
The Gatling gun is a rapid-firing multiple-barrel firearm invented in 1861 by Richard Jordan Gatling. The Gatling gun's operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing-reloading sequence. As the handwheel is cranked, the barrels rotate and each barrel sequentially loads a single cartridge from a top-mounted magazine and fires it.
One of the best-known early rapid-fire firearms, the Gatling gun saw occasional use by the Union forces during the American Civil War, which was the first time it was employed in combat. It was later used in numerous military conflicts, including the Boshin War, the Anglo-Zulu War and the assault on San Juan Hill during the Spanish–American War. It was also used by the Pennsylvania militia in episodes of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, specifically in Pittsburgh. Gatling guns were even mounted aboard ships.
- Made of cast metal
- Ideal for collectors of historical memorabilia, and as decoration
- Length: 17,5 cm
- Manufacturer: Denix, Spain
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