Gatling Gun

The First Machine Gun

The Gatling Gun

The Gatling Gun was invented by Richard Gatling in 1862. It was made for warfare use and was a great leap in firearms technology. The Gatling gun has 6 barrels and can shoot 200 rounds per minute. The gun is gravity fed by a hopper and feeds into six barrels. The barrels spin by a crank system with a lever.the bun could up to 140 rounds but could be refilled while firing. Now the Gatling Gun has evolved from a crank to gas and can shoot bullets at twice the speed of the older gun.
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