LeMat's genius was realizing that the cylinder that held the loaded rounds, ready to be fired, revolved around a pin or axle of some kind. Why not make that axle really, really big? So big that it could be fashioned out of a cut down 16 gauge shotgun barrel.Or the double barreled revolver:
The firepower part was achieved through the use of two barrels, two levels of cartridge chambers, and a hammer with two firing pins. Put them all together and you had revolver that would fire twenty times before running dry! Pretty darn impressive.Plus a brass knuckles revolver, a stinky french cigarette autoloader, and the world's smallest handgun. I posted on that last one, too, but James has a whole smorgasbord set out for you here.
Hat tip: Don, although I really should be following James' site every day.