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Colt M1883 Gatling gun

Made by Colt’s Manufacturing Co c.1883~90′s.
.45-70 Gov 104-round Accles drum magazine, ten rotary barrels with their own firing mechanisms, rapid-fire hand cranked repeating gun.

These Gatling feeding systems are so sexy. This one had a spiral groove from which cartridges would be fed into the gun by a rotor moved by the action of said gun itself, meaning the feeding mechanism was free of the constraints of fickle gravity or spring tension.