The "Pacificator" Rifle

This Rifle was conceived at the time of the Civil War, but never saw service, it was far ahead of its time, a 48 shot repeating rifle, a Cartridge firearm having a rolling chamber, using two rollers which when indexed would form the chamber. A round was dropped into the rollers as they indexed, completing the chambering, and after discharge, the rollers indexed again by means of a side lever, dropping the spent case out of the gun, while loading a fresh round from one of 8 tubular magazines arranged around the central barrel. As a magazine was emptied, the mag assembly was rotated by hand to line up a loaded mag with the receiver, and firing could continue. I believe that this Rifle was intended for use by the confederacy, but never was put into use. I will post images once I figure out how to add them in the new system.

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