Sometimes we find something too awesome not to share.
In this case, it's a 12-gauge gatling gun.
American inventor Richard Gatling had an idea of a quick-firing weapon way back in 1861. The Union troops used this concept during the American Civil War and fired large-rifle-caliber projectiles at an unbelievable rate.
If you don't believe us, just watch the clip below:
12ga gatling gun.... You know... This just happens to be CT legal.... 😀
Posted by Mad Smith's Enterprises, LLC on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The incredible and lethal Gatling Gun was really the predecessor to the modern machine gun. The new weapon also led way to the invention of the Minigun about a century later.
And now, in a video "Made Smith's Enterprises, LLC" posted on Facebook, we this famous, hand-cranked weapon with a few modifications. Yes, this model really will crank out 12-gauge shotgun shells at an incredible rate. Wouldn't this be perfect for vermin out on the ranch? With a high rate of fire and this kind of firepower, you could mount this to an all-terrain vehicle and light up any target.
I think we'll need bigger gun cabinets for this one, though.
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