POTD: Sometimes Two Barrels is Not Enough

    Ben, an old friend of mine, emailed me this photo of a gun he saw yesterday at the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum) in Paris.  Apparently France’s national military museum is packed full of interesting firearms. This triple barreled wheel-lock pistol was created around 1600 – 1610. It was created for the French King Louis XIII, who, like you and me, was a gun nerd. It has two triggers. One trigger fires a single side barrel and the other fires the central barrel and the other side barrel. I cannot read the museum description, but for those of you who can read French, here it is:


    Ben also spotted an Axe gun, for those times you need to chop firewood and simultaneously keep bandits at bay. It was created in about 1680.