Patented in 1718.
Iron and steel
Mr. James Puckle (no, did not make that up) in 1718. It was a cannon with a revolving breech. Do a computer search for "Puckle Gun" and enjoy.
London, England, in 1718 by James Puckle.
An early form of machine gun designed for shipboard defense invented by James Puckle in 1718.
The person is James Puckle. This was in 1718. He called it "The Puckle Gun," a tripod-mounted- single new invention, The "Puckle Gun" was demonstrated right after he tested it. That's pretty much all there is to it.
The Puckle Gun had a bore of 1.25 inches, or 32 millimetres.
It was a gun designed by James Puckle, and considered, by some, to be the first machine gun. Try an internet search for the term and you'll find several articles on it.
James Puckle was the inventor of the Puckle defense gun. He was born in Norwich, United Kingdom in 1667 and died in London in 1724.
For the same reason that most inventors create things- to make money from the sale of the thing. The Puckle Gun wasn't actually a machine gun, though.
Britain. The first known ancestor of multi-shot weapons was created by James Puckle (a London lawyer) who patented "The Puckle Gun" on May 15th 1718