Nock Volley Gun From "The Alamo" (1960)

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On this edition of Curator's Corner, John Popp joins Senior Curator Phil Schreier to talk about a selection from the Hollywood Guns Exhibit that is currently on display at the National Firearms Museum. The firearm selected is a Nock Volley gun featuring 7 barrels all tied together with one source of ignition. They were made by a London gunsmith for use by the British Royal Navy as "one-shot wonders," firing from all seven barrels simultaneously. This particular gun was already well over 100 years old when it was wielded by Richard Widmark in a famous scene from the classic film The Alamo (1960). Originally aired 10/7/2010.

Season 11