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37-Shot Montigny Mitrailleuse Model 1851/65 Volley Gun

One lesser-known step in the journey toward today’s modern machine guns is that of Joseph Montigny and his Montigny Mitrailleuse. These multibarrel creations arms sought to up battlefield firepower, but militaries were uncertain of how to best implement them.

Multiple variations, sizes, and firing mechanisms exist, making these unusual guns endlessly fascinating for those who study firearms engineering or the evolution in repeating arms.

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00:03 – Montigny Mitrailleuse 1851/65 37-Shot Volley Gun with Carriage Introduction (Lot 304)
00:52 – Manufacturers
01:48 – History
03:47 – Variations
04:43 – Definition of Mitrailleuse
06:49 – How it Works

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