POTD: Sometimes Two Barrels is Not Enough

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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