Today’s Photo Of The Day is from the catalog of Rock Island Auction Company’s upcoming Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction. It depicts a rotary manually operated firearm that is built with six Norinco SKS rifles. In other words, it’s an SKS Gatling gun!
Presumably, turning the crank handle rotates the SKS cluster firing one rifle at a time in a successive pattern. The Gatling mount has no legs and looks like no sights too. The straight handle attached to the rear of the mount is likely for the traverse and elevation control. Each of the six rifles has a 30-round magazine. While 180 rounds of 7.62×39 is quite a firepower, I’d fit the guns with 75-round drum mags to have 450 rounds of continuous fire and arguably a more bizarre-looking gun.
The SKS Gatling gun is Lot 1185 in the catalog of the Rock Island Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction which will take place from June 21 to June 23, 2023. This lot will be auctioned on June 21 and the estimated price range that it will likely be sold at is $2,500 – $4000.
Images courtesy of Rock Island Auction Company, www.rockislandauction.com
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