Gatling's Repeating Riflemen

Smith, Elwood H.
May 2008
Military History;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p80
The article focuses on a version of Richard Jordan Gatling's rotary machine gun called Buddy's Amazing Repeating Riflemen. The machine gun was unveiled by Gatling's cousin, Budrow. When asked why the U.S. Army rejected Budrow's contraption, General J. W. Ripley described the dangerous and poor performance of the machine gun which resulted in the wounding of Budrow's wife.


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