The odds that you know all 9 of these odd firearms are slim
Rock Island Auction company always has a collection of interesting
pieces at their events, but their upcoming April Premiere auction has
some seriously strange guns.
This is a First Model P.W. Porter Turret Rifle,
of which just 300 were made in the 1850s. The cylinder has nine shots
that all face outward rather than forward like a traditional revolver–
making the prospect of a chain-fire downright dangerous.