This is my Gruenwald Liquid Aether Pepperbox Pistol, I build in May 2011.
Originaly it was done as a quick build instead of a far more complicated design I originaly developed, due to the lack of time for finishing it till the Role-Play-Convention 2011 in Cologne, Germany.
Of course I could have simply converted a Maverick like most others do as their first Steampunk gun, but already being sick of so many Maverick NERFs as definition of being steampunk, I was adamant of doing something else.
However the multi-barrel design was quite appealing so I researched weapons history and found the Gruenbaum pepperbox pistol from early 19th century, which I adopted for my design as it was simple but still looked cool.
I used a cheap toygun as a basis, some PVC tubing, some brass tubing, some bathroom appliances, some watch parts and of course quite an amount of putty.
The rear of the barrel is covered with a viewport which can be opened and within you can look into the fusionchamber, seeing a plasma discharge.
But as usual, although started as a quickbuild I was beginning to like the pistol very much and started to think of upgrades, making it far more elaborate than the original design.
And as so often a design from Kevin Mowrer's Frahnknshtyne Project supplied some very beautiful inspirations, which I'm currently working on to create the "Gruenwald Atlas Pepperbox Pistol".
WIP pics of the Gruenwald Atlas will follow very soon...