2019. 4. 9. · 10K views, 412 likes, 46 loves, 67 comments, 76 shares, Facebook Watch Videos from Forgotten Weapons: This Hotchkiss and its accessories are lot. the original concept of the revolving cannon was developed in 1871 by b.b. hotchkiss, having noted the design shortcomings of the french mitralleuse, and the unique feature of the hotchkiss design was the barrel cluster remains stationary while firing at the same time as loading and extracting took place with the cluster only revolving to align a.