6 cannons Pepper-box revolver, England 1840.
Reproduction of 6 barrels pepper-box revolver made of metal and wooden grips with firing mechanism and rotating gun.
The pepper-box revolver or simply pepperbox (also "pepper-pot", from its resemblance to the household pepper grinder) is a multiple-barrel repeating firearm that has three or more barrels grouped around a central axis.
It mostly appears in the form of a multi-shot handheld firearm. Pepperboxes exist in all ammunition systems: matchlock, wheellock, flintlock, percussion, pinfire, rimfire and centerfire.
In the 15th century, several single-shot barrels were attached to a stock, being fired individually by means of a match. Around 1790, pepperboxes were built on the basis of flintlock systems, notably in England. This type of firearm was popular in North America from 1830 until the American civil war.
Dimensions: 22.5 cm
Weight: 968 g
Epoch: Historical Weapons XVI-XIX C.