Gun Calender 11th Jan: Nock gunpiefighter military, gunsAdjust content blockingContent Blocking Block Politics?nextrandomComment Prev Next Type: Volley Gun Ammo: .46 inches ball, 7 Barrels Producent: Henry Nock, Range: Not long Time for a big ol' gun, that brings destruction and make you think "Who the hell thought this was a good idea?" This gun is the part of the family of volley guns, which were weapons that in a time where reloading took quite some time. So the volley gun works out from the principal. You don't have to reload if you have another barrel and chamber ready. Generally this caused the problem that more metal means more weight. So these guns tends to be heavy. And with a weight of 13 Rebel lb (5.9 Civilized kg) this isn't a lightweight little thing. Now let's talk about some of this bad boys features. The most prominent of these is of course the number of barrels, as you can see this one carries 7 of them which is a fair bit. The first set of Nock guns that was made was rifled, however this proved cumbersome due the the gun being a muzzleloader. Plus if you have 7 chances to hit, do you really need it? (rhetorical question). Furthermore this thing was fired with a flintlock mechanism. When you make small explosions in small metal tubes, they tend to heat the tube up, so the middle barrel had small vents drilled into it, into the other barrels, which i can imagine takes some of the velocity off the projectile. Was it ever in service? Yes around 500 was delivered to the royal navy at a crisp £13 per pop, which is around £2300 today, which for rather strong firepower is not that bad, however it had quite some problems. One of them was that it proved hard to handle in a fight, on a moving ship and with hell of a kick to it, it was so strong that apparently some shoulders were broken when they fired it and in inexperienced hands it was useless. A shorter version was made however it didn't solve the problem if the recoil, already in 1804 it was outphased from the navy. It still served in the hands of prison guards in the colonies, i can imagine it's quite a deterrent to riots. Overall interesting gun but i think testing and adjustment should have been done before acquire them for the navy. join list: Obsucureguns (44 subs)Mention History next +45 Submitted:01/11/2020 -Favorite +Favorite Unsub from piefighter Subscribe to piefighter Unblock User's Content Block User's Content Sub/Block Channels military:UploadUnblockBlockSubUnsubsubs: 505 guns:UploadUnblockBlockSubUnsubsubs: 356 FJ needs your help to survive! Be a hero, support FJ via Patreon: Receive hats, username change ability, no ads, colored text, and more.