04 July 2020

Here's A Trivia Item

What cartridge did the Gatling guns commanded by John Henry Parker fire?

What was the designation of the last model Gatling gun adopted by the US Army.

What cartridge did it fire?

What year was it withdrawn from service?

The answers might surprise you.




What cartridge did the Gatling guns commanded by John Henry Parker fire?

.30-40, the Gatling Gun, Caliber .30 M1895 was adopted along with the Krag.

What was the designation of the last model Gatling gun adopted by the US Army.

The Gatling Gun, Caliber .30 M1903, adopted alongside the new service rifle.

What cartridge did it fire?

.30-03 at first, but was converted to .30-06 when the M1903 Rifle was likewise rechambered.

What year was it withdrawn from service?

1911!

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