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Meh. Now HERE's a vierling:https://fanzoj.com/collection/gunmaking-grande-complications/vierling-a-four-barrelled-rifle-shotgun/
I remember seeing a 3-barrel 12 ga. That clocked in at 5-1/2 lbs.
can you make that fire off all 4 barrels at once? That'd probably knock you right on your kiester
You gotta remember, they invented 4-bores!
Yeah, that many steeled barrels on same frame must be very muzzle heavy. I'm guessing either 20 gauge or one of those metric big game European cartridges that look like cigars.That is some beautiful metal engraving done, their ilk are disappearing. One false strike and a whole lot of firearm is scrapped.
It's a Charles Lancaster 4 barrel 28ga shotgun. He also produced four barrel pistols with a twisting oval bore instead of rifling. http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/the-galleries/robert-e-petersen-collection/british-best-guns/lancaster-four-barrel-shotgun-28-ga.aspx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QTeyPe0UGYAl_in_Ottawa