The Roper Revolving Shotgun is quite a feat of engineering.
Using special cartridges, this unique design is like no other shotgun ever made.
This video shows the inner workings and the breakdown of this inventor’s brilliantly designed shotgun.
Sometimes a design is just too intricate for the public to fathom. Sylvester Roper was an inventor of a shotgun that just fits into this category very well, as a departure from traditional firearms at the time.
The Roper revolving shotgun was a special cartridge-firing shotgun that had quite an interesting action. This repeating shotgun could fire four of its special cartridges without reloading. It used a strange open bolt system that just has to be seen in action to truly understand it.