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Five barrelled Matchlock

Five barrelled Matchlock.jpg From the wreck of the 'Mary Rose'ThumbnailsBreech loading Gingal (Chamber out)

The Chinese of the present day make use of a species of matchlock revolvers, and also of another matchlock, consisting of several barrels, placed on a common stock, diverging from each other, and fired simultaneously.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Class Book for The School of Musketry Hythe, by E. C. Wilford Published 1861