“Clockwork Basilisk: The Early Revolvers of Elisha Collier and Artemas Wheeler” is available right now for preorder on Kickstarter:
Samuel Colt wasn’t the first person to invent a revolver, and Artemas Wheeler wasn’t either. Today Professor Ben Nicholson joins me to discuss the history of repeating firearms before Wheeler and Collier – a history that goes clear back to the 1500s. From Roman candle type guns like the Chambers to superposed chamber designs like the Jennings to truly bizarre designs like the Dolep & Gorgo funnel pistol, we will cover it all!
Indian revolving matchlock mentioned in the video: