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Nock Volley Gun

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7 .50 cal. barrels that are fired at the same time. The lock fires the central barrel which in turn fires the remaining 6 barrels. After test firing yesterday it was determined that there was no noticeable delay in any barrel ignition will all firing perfectly. The weight is just under 15 pounds and the charge was 40 grains per barrel loose poured with no packing. We started out at 40 grains and determined that was about perfect for demonstrations, no kick nice solid boom and we can get roughly 30 shots per pound of powder instead of 15.

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You've made some amazing firearms over the years, but this is the first one you've made that really, really, really needs a youtube video all its own. It's a seven gun salute at the touch of a trigger.

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Aye, You need a mug and a Youtube video!

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No kick with 7 .50 caliber barrels? Was it firing blanks? Certainly the lead would have left a little divot in your shoulder! Also, I second all the calls for a youtube video!!!

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The info on the load was already posted, no lead loose poured.

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Ahh, passed over that bit. Still would love to see her on youtube!

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always enjoyed seeing one of "SHARPS" men (i think it was the irishmen harris)letting go with one of those. do the outter barrels have a slight deflection from center?

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