RARE .36 CALIBER “DOUBLE-END” BULLET FOR THE VANDENBERG VOLLEY GUN

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The Vandenberg volley gun was the invention of a former New York militia officer, General Origen Vandenburg. Based on the French Mitrailleuse weapons design of the 1850s, the Vandenburgh consisted of numerous barrels, housed in a brass cylinder. The cylinder component was mounted on a modified artillery carriage.

Vandenberg is known to have produced his volley guns in several calibers; the largest was .50 caliber. Depending on the size of the projectile, his guns had from 85 to 451 barrels.

Offered here is a rare .36 caliber Vandenberg bullet. It has the same characteristics as the typical .45 caliber projectiles, with a long cylindrical body and two round ends. This smaller caliber specimen measures 0.385” x 1.34”.

Vandenburgh (although Northern), had Southern sympathies. He secretly sold several of his guns to the Confederacy. The weapon was known to have been used at Fort Fisher, South Carolina.

This is an extremely rare example of a bullet from a rare weapon.  [jet] [ph:jet]

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