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List of multiple barrel firearms

List of multiple barrel firearms

This page is a list of multiple barrel firearms of all forms from around the world.[1]

Name/ designation AF2011A1 2012 Year of intro Country of origin Italy Russia .45 ACP Primary cartridge n/a Major users

The Arsenal Firearms AF2011A1 is a 2 barrel variant of the M1911 pistol. COP 357 Derringer United States .357 Magnum

The COP 357 was a 4 shot Derringer type pistol chambered for the powerful .357 magnum round. It was designed by Robert Hillberg, based on earlier work on the Hillberg Insurgency Weapon. It was manufactured by the now defunct COP Inc. of Torrance, California (COP stood for Compact Off-Duty Police). The double action weapon is only slightly larger than the typical .25 automatic pistol pistol, which made it a good choice for a defensive weapon or a police backup gun. Garrucha Brazil n/a

The Garrucha is a small pistol, similar to a Derringer, common in southern Brazil and Argentina in the early 20th Century. It is usually double-barreled, though with the barrels side-by-side rather than vertical as is common in American derringers, and the bores can be rifled or smooth. In Brazil, the most popular chamberings were for the .320 and .380 centrefire cartridges, similar to the .32 S&W and .38 S&W in appearance, but conical. They were also chambered for the .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, and the .32, 8mm, and 9mm Flobert cartridges, among others. Pepper-box 18th Century United States n/a Civil-War America

The pepper-box revolver is a multiple-barrel repeating firearm that has three or more barrels grouped around a central axis. It mostly appears in the form of a multi-shot handheld firearm. Howdah pistol 19th Century United Kingdom n/a British Empire

The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa in the mid-to-late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against tigers, lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. Multi-barreled designs were initially favoured for Howdah pistols because they offered faster reloading than was possible with contemporary revolvers, which had to be loaded and unloaded through a gate in the side of the frame. Lancaster Pistol 1884 United Kingdom .455 Webley British Empire

The Lancaster Pistol was a multi-barrelled (either 2 or 4 barrels) handgun produced in England in the mid-late 19th century, chambered in a variety of centrefire pistol calibreschiefly .380", .450 Adams, .455 Webley, and .577 calibre. It was a modernised version of the pepper-box pistol popular in the early-mid 19th century. Unlike these earlier guns, which had percussion cap ignition the Lancaster was chambered for the more modern brass cartridges. It had a faster rate of fire than the standard-issue Adams revolver and was often fitted with a Tranter-type trigger to overcome the heavy pull of the revolving striker. Mossberg Brownie 19201932 United States .22LR n/a

The Mossberg Brownie was a four-barreled, .22 Long Rifle pistol, similar to a derringer or pepperbox, produced by O.F. Mossberg & Sons from 1920-1932. The Brownie was based on an earlier pistol patented and licensed to the Shattuck Company by Oscar Mossberg. Bayl 1879 wallet / palm pistol 1879 France 12 gauge n/a

The Bayl Pistol was a 6 barrel pistol of French origin introduced in 1879. The barrels were placed vertical and firing was actuated with a double-action trigger mechanism firing each round at a time.

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Name/ designation Bajzutsu revolver Year of intro Country of origin Japan n/a Primary cartridge Major users

The bajzutsu ( ) revolver was a Japanese 3 shot pistol of the Edo period and possibly invented at the same time, before the Americans and Europeans were in search of multi shot firearms. Henrion, Dassy & Heuschen Revolver 1911 Belgium .32 S&W n/a

The Henrion, Dassy & Heuschen Revolver (HDH Revolver) was a 20 shot revolver manufactured by the French firm of Henrion, Dassy & Heuschen (HDH) from 1911 to 1928. It was marketed under a variety of names that were supposed to denote power and manly coolness. Names such as "Wild West", "Terrible", "Redoubtable", or even "Machine-gun HDH" certainly have a get-down-to-business ring to them. LeMat revolver 1861 France Confederate States .42 16ga n/a

The LeMat revolver was a .42 or .36 caliber cap & ball black powder revolver invented by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured a rather unusual secondary 16 gauge smoothbore barrel capable of firing buckshot, and saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War of 18611865. Pepperbox 19th Century (Noted Examples) Various Various n/a

The pepper-box revolver or simply pepperbox (also "pepper-pot", from its resemblance to the household pepper grinder) is a multiple-barrel repeating firearm that has three or more barrels grouped around a central axis. It mostly appears in the form of a multi-shot handheld firearm. Pepperboxes exist in all ammunition systems: matchlock, wheellock, flintlock, percussion, pinfire, rimfire and centerfire. Cobray Pocket Pal 19?? United States .22LR .380 ACP n/a

The Cobray Pocket Pal was a unique revolver that featured the same break-action, layout, and hammer system of the Mossberg Brownie. Cobray combined this with a unique twin-barrel, dual-caliber system. Two "zig-zag" revolving cylinders were provided, one in .22 LR and the other in .380 ACP. The same hammer fired either the .22 caliber in the bottom barrel or the .380 in the top depending on which cylinder was installed.

Name/ designation Double-barreled shotgun Year of intro Various Country of origin 12ga Primary cartridge Major users

A double-barreled shotgun is a shotgun or Combination gun with two parallel barrels, allowing two shots to be fired in quick succession. FAMARS Rombo Italy 28 Gauge .410 bore

The FAMARS Rombo is a model of four-barrelled break-action shotgun made by the FAMARS factory in Italy. The shotgun is produced in 28 gauge and .410 bore, and was primarily designed for small-game hunting. It is notable for having a complex action, which allows all four barrels to be fired consecutively and sequentially using just the one trigger. Leopard 12 The Leopard 12 is a 4 barrel shotgun M30 Luftwaffe drilling Germany 12 or 16 gauge and 9.3x74mmR Luftwaffe Russia 12 Gauge n/a

The M30 Luftwaffe drilling was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue. For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer.

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Soviet Union n/a


The TP-82 is a triple-barreled Soviet firearm that was carried by cosmonauts on space missions. It is intended as a survival aid to be used after landings and before recovery in the Siberian wilderness. The upper two smoothbore barrels use 12.5x70 mm ammunition, or approximately 40 gauge, and the lower rifled barrel uses 5.45mm caliber ammunition. The pistol can be used for hunting, to defend against predators and for visible and audible distress signals. The detachable buttstock is also a machete that comes with a canvas sheath. Colt Defender Mark I 1967 United States 12ga n/a

Colt Defender Mark I was an 8-barrel shotgun intended for law enforcement or military use, completed in 1967. The shotgun had a semi-automatic like fire without the complexity of being a semi-automatic weapon. Each barrel was chambered for the 20 gauge 3inch magnum shell. The barrels were joined together around a central axis with a pistol grip double action revolver mechanism and a second forward pistol grip for instinctive shooting. The shotgun was extremely simple to operate and very robust. Winchester Liberator United States 12ga n/a

The Winchester Liberator is a 16-gauge, four-barrelled shotgun, similar to a scaled up four-shot double action derringer. It was an implementation of the Hillberg Insurgency Weapon design. Robert Hillberg, the designer, envisioned a weapon that was cheap to manufacture, easy to use, and provided a significant chance of being effective in the hands of someone who had never handled a firearm before. Pistols and submachine guns were eliminated from consideration due to the training required to use them effectively. The shotgun was chosen because it provided a very high volume of fire with a high hit probability. Both Winchester and Colt built prototypes, although the Colt eight-shot design came late in the war and was adapted for the civilian law enforcement market. No known samples were ever produced for military use.

Non-lethal weapons
Name/ designation Flash-ball Year of intro Country of origin France 44mm Primary cartridge Major users


The Flash-Ball is a hand-held weapon which is mainly used by law enforcement officers in riot situations as an alternative to lethal firearms, baton rounds, and plastic bullets. It was developed by French hunting firearms manufacturer Verney-Carron who owns the brand name "Flash-Ball" which should only be used to refer to this specific caliber 44/83 weapon of which two versions are currently available. The super-pro version features vertically stacked barrels and is made from metal alloys, while the compact version is made from lighter composite materials with the twin barrels side by side. Both versions of the weapon can be used to fire a variety of ammunition although a soft 44mm rubber ball is the most common. PB-4M Russia 15.5mm n/a

The PB-4 "Osa" ("", rus. "Wasp") is a family of Russian non-lethal pistols that can be also used as flare launcher or flashbang gun. The pistol is designed and manufactured by state owned organizations Federal center for research and manufacturing and The Institute for science and research in the applied chemistry. The last one is one of the most important military contractors in Russia, first developer of the gun.

Underwater firearms
Name/ designation H&K P11 Year of intro Country of origin Germany Primary cartridge 7.62mm x 36 Major users


The HK P11 is a Heckler & Koch pistol designed as an underwater firearm. Since ordinary-shaped rounds are inaccurate and have a very short range when used underwater, this pistol fires steel darts about 10cm long. It has five barrels, each of which is loaded with a cartridge, giving the gun a pepper-box appearance, and it is electrically ignited from a battery pack in the pistol grip. After firing all five cartridges, the barrel unit must be sent back to its manufacturer for reloading. In the past, Heckler & Koch has denied knowledge of its existence. Mk 1 Underwater Defense Gun United States n/a US

The M1 Underwater Defense Gun, also called the Underwater Defense Gun Mark 1 Mod 0, is an underwater firearm developed by the United States during the Cold War. Like other underwater firearms, it fires a special 4.25inch metal dart as its projectile.

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Soviet Union 4.5mm x 39R Soviet Union Russia


The 4.5mm SPP-1 Underwater Pistol was made in the USSR for use underwater by Soviet frogmen as an underwater firearm. It was developed in the late 1960s and accepted for use in 1971. Underwater, ordinary-shaped bullets are inaccurate and very short-range. As a result, this pistol fires a round-based 4.5mm caliber steel dart about 115mm long (about 4.5inches), weighing 12.8 g, which has longer range and more penetrating power than speargun spears. The complete cartridge is 145mm long (about 5.7inches) and weighs 17.5 g.

Flare launchers
Name/ designation Krieghoff Model L Year of intro Country of origin Germany n/a Primary cartridge Major users


The Krieghoff Model L was a double-barrel Flare gun of German origin. It was manufactured by Krieghoff Waffenfabrik and used by the Luftwaffe. Nambu Type 90 Japan Imperial Japanese Navy

The Nambu Type 90 was a Flare Pistol of Japanese Origin and manufactured by Nambu. It was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy and came with two or three barrels.

Grenade launchers
Name/ designation Redback Year of intro Country of origin Australia n/a Primary cartridge n/a Major users

The Redback weapon system is being developed under a teaming agreement with Electro-Optic Systems (EOS), Metal Storm (MS) and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics). The Redback is a 4-barrel, 16-shot remotely operated weapon system that can automatically track targets and slew at speeds of up to 700 degrees/second (almost 2 complete revolutions per second). The primary role of Redback is as a lightweight vehicle or fixed asset mounted 40mm weapon system.

Name/ designation Nock gun 1779 Year of intro Country of origin United Kingdom Primary cartridge .52 inches (13.2mm) Major users

Royal Navy

The Nock gun was invented by British engineer James Wilson in 1779, and named for Nock, the London-based armaments manufacturer contracted to build the gun. It was intended to be fired from the rigging of Royal Navy warships onto the deck in the event that the ship was boarded by enemy sailors. Theoretically, the simultaneous discharge of seven barrels would have devastating effect on the tightly packed groups of enemy sailors. Double rifle Various Various

A double-barreled rifle or double rifle is a type of sporting rifle with two barrels instead of one, available in either side-by-side or the more accurate over-and-under barrel configurations. Double rifles are one of the family of combination guns. In general, double rifles are much more expensive than the much more common magazine-repeater rifles, and, owing to the large-calibre cartridges commonly used, have to withstand very high levels of recoil. Because of their ability to fire two quick shots, double rifles are often used for the hunting of dangerous game in Africa. While today double rifles are typically associated with African big game hunting, double rifles saw their most extensive use during the colonial period in India. Springfield Armoury SALVO 1957 United States 5.56x45mm NATO n/a

The Springfield Armoury SALVO was an entrant of Project SALVO. It was a 3 barrel salvo rifle fed by a feeding rotor.

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Germany n/a n/a

Steinkamp SW1


The Steinkamp SW1 is an over/under double rifle of German origin. The weapon uses a lever action handguard to cock the weapon and a lower trigger to eject the spent brass. VFIW 1970-73 France 5.56x45mm NATO n/a

The Volley Firing Infantry Weapon (VFIW) was a rifle concept with the capability of firing semi/full automatic and adjustable spread. It was magazine fed but used special clips holding 3 rounds each.

Assault rifles
Name/ designation 80.002 1974 Year of intro Country of origin Soviet Union Primary cartridge 5.45x39mm M74 12.7mm Grenade n/a Major users

The 80.002 is a combined Assault Rifle/Grenade Launcher based on the AK platform that predated the similar OICW. In developing this set of designers participated V. Minaev, VI Chelikin, GA Jan. The main difference from the Kalashnikov is the presence of weapons of two adjacent shafts 5.45mm and 12.7mm respectively. AO-63 1986 Soviet Union 5.45x39mm M74 Spetsnaz

The AO-63 was intended as a more accurate alternative to the standard issue AK-74 with capabilities firing from 850 to a theoretical 6,000RPM when the two round burst selected making it effective against body armour. It was used during the Abakan trials with the AN-94 being the winner. TKB-059 1966 Soviet Union 7.62x39mm n/a

The TKB-059 assault rifle was a bullpup weapon with rapid burst capabilities. It had a unique recoil operation with the spent brass ejecting downwards behind the magazine area enabling the weapon to be used ambidextrously. The TKB-059 recoil operation was used as the basis of the AN-94. TVGK Ukraine 4.92x34mm 20mm n/a

The TVGK is a combined Assault rifle/ Airburst grenade launcher concept from Ukraine. It is of Bullpup configuration and is developed by KB Shar. K11 2008 South Korea 5.56x45mm NATO 20mm South Korea United Arab Emirates

The K11 is an OICW chambered to fire 5.56mm rounds, as well as 20mm air-burst shells from its overbarrel launcher. The weapon was adopted by the Republic of Korea Armed Forces in 2008 and was distributed within the Republic of Korea Army during 2010, making it the world's first army to use an airburst rifle as standard issue in the military.

Battle rifles

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Name/ designation ITM Model 3 1989

Year of intro

Country of origin United States

Primary cartridge 7.62x51mm NATO 9x19mm Parabellum n/a

Major users

The ITM Model 3 is a combined battle rifle and submachine gun developed by ITM Tool & Die of Ohio for urban warfare. The top section is an AK derivative rifle with the lower section a 9mm submachine gun. The Model-3 chambers 7.62x39mm in the 16" top barrel and 9mm Parabellum in the 7.8" lower barrel. This too has a single trigger with a selector switch. Like the Model-4 also cycles at 800 rounds/minute. The Model-3 unloaded weighs 4.4kg. Olin/Winchester FAL 1957 United States 5.56mm T65 Duplex n/a

The Olin/Winchester FAL is an FN FAL battle rifle chambered in the experimental 5.56mm T65 Duplex Round used in Project SALVO to fire flechette projectiles. It was designed by Stefan K. Janson who previously worked on the abandoned Enfield EM2 which actually lost out to the L1A1 SLR in British Service during the 1950s. An example of this weapon can be seen at the Springfield Armoury Museum.

Submachine Guns
Name/ designation CSMG 2000 Year of intro Country of origin Belgium Primary cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum 22mm Grenade n/a Major users

The CSMG C22-1 is a submachine gun/grenade launcher of Belgian origin manufactured by VBR Belgium. The weapon was developed in 1999 and submitted for testing by the NATO Land Armament Section in 2000. The weapon includes a submachine gun that uses the new special 5.7 x19 mm round developed in VBR-Belgium. The cartridge is a Belgian SS-190 with a sleeve chuck 9x19 Para) or chuck 7,92 VBR-B. The grenade launcher uses a 4 round magazine for 22mm or 40mm grenades that can penetrate body armor. Flieger-Doppelpistole 1919 1919 Switzerland 7.65x21mm Parabellum n/a

The Flieger-Doppelpistole 1919 is a 2 barrel, magazine fed submachine gun intended as an aircraft weapon. It uses the toggle delayed blowback for its operation firing from an open bolt. Magazines are the curved type from the Furrer MP1919 which the weapon is a variant of. The weapon comes with a pistol grip, stock and crosshair type sights. Gordon Close-Support Weapon System 1972 Australia 9x19mm Parabellum n/a

The Gordon Close-Support Weapon System (Gordon CSWS) was an exotic firearm project of Australian origin. A very unusual weapon system was proposed at one time Australian Duncan Gordon. The submachine gun variant came with 2 barrels fed from overhead inserted magazines (A la Villar-Perosa SMG) is very unusual configuration. ITM Model 4 United States 9x19mm Parabellum n/a

The ITM Model 4 is a combined battle rifle and submachine gun developed by ITM Tool & Die of Ohio for urban warfare. Neal submachine gun 1948 United States .22LR n/a

The Neal submachine gun is a .22 LR submachine gun that came with 5 rotating barrels intended to reduce barrel erosion and overheating enabling long periods of sustained fire. It is fed from a helical magazine inserted in the rear. Although it may appear so, it is not related to the Gatling Gun but rather more to a submachine gun that changes its barrels for each shot. Its operation has its roots in the similarly operated Webley Fosbery automatic revolver as the bolt recoils against grooves that rotates the barrel cluster. Onorati SMG 1935 Italy 9x19mm Parabellum n/a

The Onorati SMG is a 2 barrel weapon with a double bolt that fires both rounds simoultaneously. It is fed from horizontal magazines beneath the barrels. Saturn machine pistol 1985 Colombia .22LR n/a

The Saturn machine pistol is a 2 barrel firearm and is fed from a dual magazine. The weapon has one bolt with two firing pins. A rare unusual silencer can be used on this firearm. It is believed the Saturn machine pistol has been used in clandestine operations. SerLea 1990 Lebanon 9x19mm Parabellum n/a

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The SerLea submachine gun was designed by a Lebanese gunsmith and veteran of Beirut street battles. The SerLea was designed to provide a rapid burst weapon for street fighting, twice to that of a conventional submachine gun. The weapon has twin barrels, twin magazines, and twin bolts, with a synchronizing device to turn the weapon into a single high rate of fire submachine gun. The weapon may fire one barrel at a time only if one magazine is inserted. Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun 1914 Italy 9x21mm Largo Austria Hungary Italy

The Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun was an Italian double barreled light machine gun designed by Bethel Abiel Revelli, a Major in the Italian Army in 1914. The weapon fired pistol calibre 9mm Glisenti ammunition, a reduced-power version of the famous 9mm Para, at the extremely high rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute, or 1,500 rounds per minute per barrel. It was arguably the first submachine gun though it was highly impractical due to its design as a stationary machine gun.

Machine guns
Name/ designation Bira gun Year of intro 1896-97 Country of origin Primary cartridge .577/.450 Martini-Henry Major users


British Empire

The Bira gun was a .577/450 Martini-Henry calibre machine gun designed and manufactured in Nepal during the latter part of the 19th Century. It was a development of, and based upon, the American Gardner gun. It was double barreled, but fed through an overhead drum magazine similar to the later Lewis gun. The Bira gun was never deployed operationally. Caldwell machine gun 1915 Australia .303 British British Empire

The Caldwell machine gun was a double barrel, magazine fed machine gun that could fire faster than that of the Maxim Gun. FyodorovShpagin Model 1922 1922 Soviet Union 6.551mm Fyodorov n/a

The FyodorovShpagin Model 1922 was an experimental twin barrel machine gun of Russian origin. It was designed by Vladimir Fyodorov and Georgy Shpagin and was chambered in 6.551mm Fyodorov. FyodorovIvanov Model [2] 1924 1924 Soviet Union 6.551mm Fyodorov Soviet Union

The FyodorovIvanov Model 1924 was a 6.551mm tank-mounted twin barrel machine gun of Russian origin. It was designed by Vladimir Fyodorov, Georgy Shpagin and D. D. Ivanov and was used as the main machine gun of the T-18 tank before being replaced by DT. Fokker-Leimberger 1916 Germany 7.92x57mm Mauser Germany

The Fokker-Leimberger was an early example of an externally powered machine gun of Imperial German origin that predated the M134 Minigun. It had 12 barrels and could fire over 7200RPM it had the spent brass ruptured. The weapon was experimented with during World War I until the armistice. Gast gun 1916 Germany 7.92x57mm Mauser 13mm Germany

The Gast Gun was a German twin barreled machine gun developed by Karl Gast of Vorwerk und Companie of Barmen, and used during the First World War. It was notable for its high rate of fire of 1,600 rounds per minute and a unique mechanism that is used today in the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L series of Russian aircraft cannon. GShG-7.62 1960s Soviet Union 7.62x54mmR Russia Warsaw Pact Various

The Shipunov GShG-7.62 is a four-barreled rotary machine gun, similar to firearms such as the M134 "Minigun". Currently used in GUV-8700 gun pods, and flexible mounts on Kamov Ka-29. Gardner gun 1874 United States Various Various

The Gardner gun was an early type of mechanical machine gun. It had one or two barrels, was fed from a vertical magazine or hopper and was operated by a crank. When the crank was turned, a feed arm positioned a cartridge in the breech, the bolt closed and the weapon fired. Turning the crank further opened the breechblock and extracted the spent round.

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1865 United States Various Various

Gatling gun

The Gatling gun was a hand-cranked, rotary barrel weapon capable of rapid fire. It formed the basis of many externally operated derivatives used today. GAU-19 1983 United States .50 BMG Various

An electrically driven Gatling-type gun that fires the .50 BMG (12.799mm) cartridge. Due to its weight and size, it is not a field-portable weapons system, but it is often installed on helicopters, ground vehicles, and water vessels. Kntgen maschinengewehr 1914 Germany 7.92x57mm Various

The Kntgen maschinengewehr 2 barrel machine gun is a tripod mounted weapon that came with a cooling jacket and fed from an overhead box magazine. KRR Minigun 1985 Australia 5.56x45mm NATO

The KRR Minigun is a 4 barrel machine gun. The KRR Minigun preferably may be set to fire only single shots or short bursts. Its variable rate of fire in which the barrels have a long life and so retain their accuracy, and which can be easily maintained for servicing in the field. Minigun 1963 United States 7.62x51mm NATO Various

The Minigun is a 7.62mm, multi-barrel machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute), employing Gatling-style rotating barrels with an external power source. In popular culture, the term "Minigun" has come to refer to any externally-powered Gatling gun of rifle caliber, though the term is sometimes used to refer to guns of similar rates of fire and configuration, regardless of power source and caliber. Specifically, minigun refers to a single weapon, originally produced by General Electric. The "Mini" of the name is in comparison to designs that use a similar firing mechanism but larger shells, such as General Electric's earlier 20mm M61 Vulcan. Mitrailleuse Montigny mitrailleuse 1851 1863 France Belgium n/a n/a France Belgium Qing Empire

The Montigny mitrailleuse was an early type of crank-operated machine-gun developed by the Belgian gun works of Joseph Montigny between 1859 and 1870. It was an improved version of the "Mitrailleuse", (English: Grapeshot shooter) invented by Belgian Captain Fafschamps in 1851 which was a fixed 50-barrelled volley gun. It was designed to defend narrow defensive positions such as the moats of fortresses. The Belgian army initially purchased Fafschamps volley guns. Only later did they acquire Montigny mitrailleuses. Joseph Montigny also promoted and sold the weapon for offensive field use by placing the weapon on an artillery carriage. Nikonov machine gun 1978 Soviet Union 5.45x39mm n/a

The Nikonov machine gun is a twin barrel light machine gun of Russian origin designed by Gennadiy Nikonov. The weapon developed on its own initiative, out of competition and technical tasks. The weapon has no bolt, but a stationary breech and movable barrels with its own gas cylinders with piston connected to the next barrel. Upon firing one barrel, the next one was forced backwards, and thus caused the next barrel to move forward. When firing operates a feeding device that channels rounds into the barrels, with the spent cartridges ejected from both sides. Nordenfelt gun 1873 Sweden Various Various

The Nordenfelt Gun was a multiple barrel machine gun that had a row of up to twelve barrels. It was fired by pulling a lever back and forth. It was produced in a number of different calibres from rifle up to 25mm (1inch). Larger calibres were also used, but for these calibres the design simply permitted rapid manual loading rather than true automatic fire. Prado machine gun 1900 Argentina 7.65x53mm n/a

The Prado was a manually operated machine gun and has twin barrels and fed from magazines. Slostin gun 1944-46 Soviet Union 7.62x54mmR n/a

The Slostin was a self-powered Gatling Gun of Russian origin and was chambered in 7.62x54mmR, mounted on PM M1910 wheeled tripods. It used a gas-operation, with stationary breech and movable barrels. each barrel has its own gas cylinders, with piston connected to the next barrel. Upon firing one barrel, next one was forced forward, and thus caused the whole barrel block to rotate through the roller, attached to the mentioned barrel running through cam track in outer shell. The Slostin gun was tested and worked well but not adopted by the Soviet Government as they found it was overcomplicated and had no advantage over the existing PM 1910's, SG-43 Goryunov and RP-46 machine guns. Vickers Higson machine gun 1950 United Kingdom 7.92x57mm n/a

The Vickers Higson is a double barrel machine gun. The weapon was manufactured by Vickers Armstrong Limited.

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Name/ designation GAU-8 1977 Year of intro Country of origin United States Primary cartridge 30 mm caliber Major users

United States

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II. GSh-6-23 ? Soviet Union 23 mm Russia

The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 is a powerful, fast-firing gas operated six-barreled 23 mm Gatling-type cannon used by some modern Soviet/Russian military aircraft. GSh-30-2 ? Soviet Union 30 mm Russia

The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 is a powerful dual-barrel Gast-type autocannon developed for use on certain Soviet military aircraft including the Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack plane and the Mi-24 helicopter. M61 Vulcan 1959 United States 20 mm caliber Various

The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate. The M61 and its derivatives have been the principal cannon armament of United States military fixed-wing aircraft for fifty years.

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