The 10 Most Famous Weapon Makers In History

10. Richard Gatling – The Gatling Gun

Richard Gatling was an American inventor during the Industrial Revolution. He became best known for inventing the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun and precursor to modern-era machine guns. He was also a prolific inventor of things besides weapons. At the age of 21, he created a screw propeller for steamboats, though the invention had been patented just months prior.
10. Richard Gatling – The Gatling Gun