Wu Pai Qiang (五排鎗)

Ming Dynasty Multi-barreled gun
Drawing of a Wu Pai Qiang, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Wu Pai Qiang (五排鎗, lit. 'Five arrayed handgonne') is a simple five-barreled handgonne of the Ming Dynasty. Each barrel of Wu Pai Qiang weigh one catty four maces, and is usually loaded with four to five lead balls (for a total of twenty to twenty-five lead balls in all barrels). Its wooden pole is four chi long.

Although not recorded in Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》), similar handgonne with even more barrels also exists.
Ming Dynasty Ten Barrel Handgonne
Bronze ten-barrelled gun. Beijing, c. 1400–1450 (the wood shaft is a modern reproduction). Royal Artillery Museum, London. (Source: The British Museum)

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