The Cochran Turrent Revolver was doomed from the drawing board.
Safety was not a paramount issue addressed with this startling revolver build.
Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows us all about the dangerous design, both at risk to the shooter and bystanders, of the Cochran Turrent Revolver.
Upon close inspection of this old revolver, you will notice it has a cylinder that faces in all directions. The loaded chambers when firing this revolver face in all directions back at the shooter and at any bystanders. A chain fire or cross fire that can occur with black powder revolvers would be disastrous firing all of the cylinders at one time.
Though this beautiful and intricate revolver is nice to look at it, that doesn’t make it a wise revolver to fire. Only 150 of these revolvers were ever made, making this a rare weapon for any collector.