Gatling Gun Patent Model

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Gatling Gun Patent Model

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Title:  

Gatling Gun Patent Model
Date:
1862
Creator:
Richard J. Gatling

Content Description: 

This is a wooden model of the six-barrel repeating gun designed and patented by Richard J. Gatling in 1862. The overall length of this patent model is 36 inches with 11 1/2 inch barrels. The Gatling gun saw little action during the Civil War, but by 1866 it was adopted by the U.S. Army, and in addition, other countries began purchasing it in different models and calibers.

Physical Description: 

L: 36"

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.018

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