EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT NORDENFELT MK.I NAVAL VOLLEY GUN: 450x577 Cal; 5 horizontal & individual,

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EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT NORDENFELT MK.I NAVAL VOLLEY GUN: 450x577 Cal; 5 horizontal & individual, 26” barrels with rhs activating lever to fire all five barrels in one action; receiver of brass construction marked NORDENFELDT, dated 1887 & serial number 6009 as are all major parts; mounted on its original cast brass static deck mount with a blue painted finish; all complete with hand traversing & elevation wheels & multi load cartridge hopper; gwo & exc cond. Dated 1887. Comes with one only original wooden box # 6099 N/L A very rare offering & important item in the early development of the machine gun. Rifle calibre machine guns were needed to repel boarders in an era when close quarter encounters, ramming& boarding were still major tactics. The advantage of a gun which could pour hundreds of rounds a minute, using only a crew of 2 or 3 was of immense value. The first such gun into Royal Navy service was the Gatling, but this proved heavy & unreliable using the ammunition that was supplied. The Nordenfelt 5- & 10-barrel volley machine guns were considerably lighter & could therefore be mounted in the fighting tops & on small boats for landing parties. Yours truly & Rees Young have actually fired this particular piece & vow & declare it to be “an awesome experience”. Rees single handedly pieced the total of 80 individual parts together from its storage crates. Well done Rees. This Nordenfeldt was rescued from the scrap yard by a true & avid collector many years ago. Proving, that we as collectors all do our parts in ensuring the future of every historic item. Possibly the only 5 barrel Nordenfelt in Australia in private hands.

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This item is part of Australian Arms Auction A49
 Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM  AUS (EDT)
 
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EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT NORDENFELT MK.I NAVAL VOLLEY GUN: 450x577 Cal; 5 horizontal & individual,
EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT NORDENFELT MK.I NAVAL VOLLEY GUN: 450x577 Cal; 5 horizontal & individual,
Lot number: 368
Seller: Australian Arms Auctions
Event: Australian Arms Auction A49
Ends: Sunday, October 8 | 10:00 AM  AUS (EDT)

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