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Nordenfelt Gun

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The Nordenfelt was a manually operated volley gun in use at approximately the same time as the Gatling. The weapon had a row of 2 to 10 barrels and was operated by ragging a lever back and forth. It fired harder-hitting rounds and gave a greater terminal ballistic effect than the Gatling.

A hangfire was also less likely to render this weapon unserviceable due to the longer time between striking and unlocking than in the Gatling.

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