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Vandenburg Volley Gun reproduction for sale


CONFEDERATE VANDENBURG VOLLEY GUN

A Great Museum Quality Reproduction

An extremely rare opportunity to own a unique museum piece at a very realistic price!


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The Vandenburg Volley Gun was developed as a fast-firing weapon that featured parallel chambers arranged like a honeycomb inside a casing similar to a cannon tube.  A single percussion cap discharged all the chambers at once, unleashing a lethal bloom of bullets at Union attackers.  Confederate troops defending the North Carolina coastline used the Vandenburg Volley gun in several small-scale battles.



Bronze barrel
61 separate barrels!
Wheel Diameter: 30 inches
Barrel Length: 34 inches (with handle - 39 inches)
Weight: about 700 lbs.
Can be fired for smoke and noise!
  
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Vandenburg Volley Gun reproduction for sale   

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The Vandenburg Volley gun was not very effective due to the difficulties encountered in the firing and reloading of the weapon. The gun had from

 45 to 451 barrels or parallel chambers clustered, row upon row, in a cylindrical container.  When the Vandenburg Volley gun’s breechblock was opened, a container with all the charges was inserted and the breechblock closed again. 

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A single percussion hammer set off the whole conglomeration.  It was a painfully time consuming job for re-firing and only effective if several magazines

were pre-loaded and ready for insertion.

The gun’s pattern of fire did not spread out like a shotgun’s but instead held a very close pattern.  It was accurate, and at 100 yards could group more

than 90 % of its bullets in a 6’square.  In battle it was certain death for hapless men who found themselves within that square footage.

The magazine for the Vandenburg Volley gun was a rectangular piece of metal with a hexagonal area that contained the 45 to 451 chambers containing the

bullet and powder charge.  It could be fed into the firing chamber of the gun. The bullet used is referred to as the double – ended Whitworth, which

is  now believed to actually be for the Vandenburg Volley gun.  We believe only two of the original guns  still in existence.

 Summer Sale Item!

Priced to sell at: $24,500 US$

Photos of the original Vandenburg Volley Guns!

Vandenburg Volley Gun reproduction for sale

   

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