The Puckle Gun: Repeating Firepower in 1718

Fascinating! . . . Absolutely fascinating . . . :)

The Puckle Gun: Repeating Firepower in 1718

British. From 1718 . . . and, specifically for firing at Turks/Ottomans :) .

That was ace. I'd love to see one being operated by a well-drilled firer. The Welrod presentation was good too. I didn't realise they were still in use!


It would be nice to see a Puckle gun in action. Unlike most early attempts at repeating firearms, this one looks perfectly serviceable. I imagine those 1 1/4" balls were the perfect size for punching holes through pirate skiffs and cutters.

I guess it didn't sell well because the gun probably cost more than a whole company of Royal Marines, based on the pay rates of the day (and the expendable lives).