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    FANTASTIC MODEL 1883 GATLING GUN - 'Manufactured by Colt's Pat. F.A. Mfg. Co. & U.S. Government Inspected'. Rarely in the field of firearm collecting does an opportunity to purchase, at public auction, an offering of this rarity and importance present itself. First invented in 1862 when Richard Jordan Gatling took out a patent for his mechanical gun, by the time he developed this model it was capable of firing 1,200 rounds per minute. Singularly important in revolutionizing warfare, the Gatling Gun's basic mechanism is still used today on ship and aircraft guns. Gatling started a new wave of engineering and invention and changed the face of war forever.





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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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