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Default Any images of 48 shooters?

I've been looking around for any images of these things. They were a 19th century multi-revolver that used 8 six-shot cylinders on a revolving carriage. A sort of cylinder-inside-cylinder arrangement. Empty one cylinder, spin the next in. Used a foregrip, essentially a 19th century submachinegun equivalent.

I'm especially curious if any ever got made that were cartridge loading, my current impression is they were all percussion based though.
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Do you have any idea of manufacturer? Were they American made?
And you are sure it is not a rampart gun?
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Default Re: Any images of 48 shooters?

There is a reference to Enouy, 48 Shooter, from the August 1993 issue of American Rifleman. I'm pretty sure this is it but I do not have that issue. I think it was designed by a Joseph Enouy of London in the mid 19th century. I believe some went on trips into Africa but I'm not certain.
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I believe i have to references where you could find pictures

Pistols of the World by Blair, Viking press 1968, photo 634.
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Frederick Wilson, Das große illustrierte Buch der Pistolen, Optimum, page 130, ISBN 0-600-37218-9

It seems like there were at least to version one with seven cylinders á 6-shot each, thus 42-rounds & one 48-shooter both manufactured around 1855.
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