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Old 08-11-2017, 01:34 PM
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Yes, Virginia, a 48-shot revolver DOES exist! In doing some research, I came across this photo of such a revolver, obviously stemming from the early percussion era. It features eight 6-shot cylinders, each of which can be manually moved into firing position.

Perhaps a little unwieldy, but certainly innovative. I thought you would be interested in seeing it!

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:40 PM
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I wouldn't want to clean it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:58 PM
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I'm not interested in any revolver that can't at least hold 50 rounds
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Take that one to the range to show those young whipper snappers!!!! Tell em your gun only holds 18 to 20 bullets not near as tacticool as my 48 shot revolver. lol
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:06 PM
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Yes, Virginia, a 48-shot revolver DOES exist!

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Old 08-11-2017, 02:30 PM
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Its a gatling revolver .....lol
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:50 PM
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didn't John Wayne use some of these? Sure seems like it.....
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:55 PM
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Talk about load on Sunday and shoot for a few weeks.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:18 PM
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Wow that's cool a 48 shot revolver who made it? What year is it? look at the hog leg grip that's old. Did I fire 47 or 48 feeling lucky punk?
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:23 PM
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Now I know what my next EDC will be.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:25 PM
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I thought this was going to be about a Hollywood action scene where the guy shoots his gun without ever reloading.
A person would need a strong wrist to hold that muzzle up on target.
Did I shoot 47 or 48. Now that's funny.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:27 PM
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I thought mine was cool!




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Old 08-11-2017, 03:42 PM
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Search for 48 shot revolver all different revolvers comes up. Very interesting reading.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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Tried carrying one of those IWB for a while....kinda uncomfortable
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:07 PM
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Looks like something JEB Stuart would have carried in a saddle holster.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:08 PM
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Do they make a BBQ holster for it?
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:08 PM
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The inventor sold his 48-rounder cheap. But he made big bucks selling speedloaders.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:12 PM
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And here I thought only Hollyweird cowboys could shoot forever and ever amen. Excellent!!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:26 PM
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There are other styles of early high-cap revolvers. I once saw one which had a number of cylinders on something resembling a machine gun belt in the form of a loop. While they may have worked, such an arrangement would have been so heavy and clumsy as to be unusable in any sort of shootout situation. Never underestimate the ingenuity and inventiveness of early gun designers. There is a book by Lewis Winant titled "Firearms Curiosa" which is packed full of illustrations of such oddball guns. That book is somewhat hard to come by (I have an original copy) but there may be reprints of it available today.

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I think this the perfect demonstration of "yeah, I can make that, but should I"?
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What kind of holster do you carry that in?
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:51 AM
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A very expensive one!
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:07 AM
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Good luck finding a holster!
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Certain politicians and ATF will have a heart attack when they see this "assault pistol"...
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Will it shoot P+ loadings?
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Oh Oh now California will outlaw them!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:19 AM
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If it fired black powder, why would you need 48 shots? If one was not mobile, one could clearly not see what one was doing after the first 6-12 shots. Go to a Cowboy match and watch a full power shooter sometime.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:18 PM
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Custer coulda used a couple of those...
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:23 PM
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I don't even like the 7, 8, 10 shot revolvers.
A sixgun should be a six gun. I guess I'm just too conservative.
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Use plenty of grease to cover the chambers. You don't want to get a chainfire when you shoot that one.
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Yes, Virginia, a 48-shot revolver DOES exist! In doing some research, I came across this photo of such a revolver, obviously stemming from the early percussion era. It features eight 6-shot cylinders, each of which can be manually moved into firing position.

Perhaps a little unwieldy, but certainly innovative. I thought you would be interested in seeing it!

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Talk about load on Sunday and shoot for a few weeks.
More like the gun you load all week and shoot for 10 minutes at the range.
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