Artemus Wheeler Carbine

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Artemus Wheeler Carbine - .51 caliber

The Artemus Wheeler Carbine is a multiple shot "pepperbox" type flintlock carbine invented by Artemus Wheeler in 1818. All 7 barrels were loaded together before hand, and the weapon was operated by manually rotating the barrels to the next position (an act which separated off an amount of powder into the flash pan), the cock was pulled back and the frizzen closed, and the weapon was ready to fire. Only examples of the carbine version appear to survive today, but the system was also used in pepperbox pistol and musket length variants. The weapon holds the distinction of being the first revolving weapon system trialled by a military, with 2 carbines and 2 muskets being purchased by the US Navy in 1821 as a potential weapon to be used by boarding parties.

The Artemus Wheeler Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Anime

Title Character Note / Episode Date
New Dream Hunter Rem: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth N/A Seen on a rack in Geppetto's base 1992





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