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"Master Puckle's gun fires more shots than an artillery brigade, and twice as fast."
―Le Chasseur describing the Puckle gun, 1754.[src]
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Liam O'Brien and a sailor mounting a Puckle gun on the Morrigan

The Puckle gun was a weapon invented by James Puckle, an Englishman, in 1718. It was a flintlock light cannon fed using a detachable revolver cylinder with a gas-seal breech.

Le Chasseur, a French spy also operating for the Assassins, was able to steal a blueprint from a British ship that had detailed instructions on assembling the cannon. This allowed Le Chasseur to build the weapon on Shay Cormac's ship, the Morrigan.


  • The Puckle gun's construction was hinted at by Woodes Rogers in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, during the memory Mister Walpole, I Presume?.
  • Historically, the Puckle gun was never used in naval ships as the British Board of Ordnance regarded it as a clumsy and unreliable weapon when it was offered to them. While two guns owned by the Duke of Montagu were sent on an expedition to capture St. Lucia and St. Vincent, there is no evidence they were ever used in combat.
  • In contrast to its in-game depiction as a crank-operated repeating weapon, the real Puckle Gun was manually operated, with a hand-operated flintlock mechanism. The crank on the cylinder was only used to screw the chambers into battery to form a gas-tight seal and unscrew them so they could be rotated, and the cylinder had to be advanced by hand.



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