Mayall Revolving Cannon (1860s)

Would you believe … imagine a cannon that was like a giant six chambered revolving pistol and you have the Mayall Revolving Cannon.  This one caught my eye on an online art site – several of which are selling large prints of the patent drawing of the gun – perfect if you are going for a outlandish weaponry vibe in you home …

http://www.google.com/patents?id=NndpAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=gun+mayall&as_drrb_ap=q&as_minm_ap=1&as_miny_ap=2009&as_maxm_ap=12&as_maxy_ap=2009&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=1776&as_maxm_is=12&as_maxy_is=1865&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=0_1#PPA8,M1

One has to wonder if the Mayall Gun suffered the same issues as Colt Revolving Rifles early on – think you are firing one, and you get all of them at once.

Here is a link to a short bio of Mayall.  http://famousamericans.net/thomasjeffersonmayall/

As time permits, the Mayall gun is interesting enough for a closer look!

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