The Colette gravity pistol held 20 cartridges.
Yes, high capacity firearms existed way back in 1854.
Watch this video of a 150-plus-year-old relic that is illegal in some areas.
While many anti-gun activists want you to believe that high capacity firearms are a modern invention, they are dead wrong.
Take the case case of the Colette gravity pistol from the 1850s. It held 20 rounds of caseless cartridges, making it ahead of its time by nearly a century.
The rocketball ammunition had the powder and primer contained in the hollow base of the projectile itself. Gravity fed the pistol's firing mechanism.
The Colette gravity pistol, with its low-powered ammunition, never saw military use.
This pistol is illegal in many areas due to its ability to hold 20 cartridges.