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The Nock Gun

Also known as a Volley Gun.  There was one on display at the NRA Convention last weekend that has attracted much attention.

We’ve been seeing photos of this gun popping up all over the place.  It’s a cool gun.  It fires all seven barrels at the same time.  Like a shotgun, but more effective since each Ball was fired at much higher velocity than the shotguns of the time.  You can read some more about this gun here.

Many have said that these guns would be cumbersome.
That is not so.
The Nock Gun was fairly short.  And while not a light weight, was certainly not too heavy to be cumbersome.
The series of films “Sharpe’s Rifles” feature a Sargent that uses one to good and dramatic effect, dropping several foes in one grand blast.
You can watch the movies here… There are 14 films, Rifles is the fist.