The Puckle Gun

by Daniel Russ on October 27, 2012

The Puckle Gun

The Puckle Gun

 

In the early 18th century, a British barrister and inventor named James Puckle invented a multi shot flintlock with a cylinder that could fire about 9 shots a minute, three times what one of the Queen’s well-trained blooded infantrymen could fire at the time. Demonstrations brought money into the Puckle Gun. The problem was the parts for the Puckle Gun were difficult to manufacture.

 

 

Puckle tried to sell the gun to the Royal Navy as a way to prevent ship boarding.

 

 

There are a few examples still around, one in the Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum in Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

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