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Posted: 9/1/2004 9:12:00 AM EST
Linky!!

Apparently, however, an original style "Gatling Gun" is NOT. Does anyone make a Gattling gun???
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:14:12 AM EST
DIY kits are out there and legal I believe, since they utilize a crank.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:18:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 9:18:41 AM EST by photoman]

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Linky!!

Apparently, however, an original style "Gatling Gun" is NOT. Does anyone make a Gattling gun???



Than when shit hits the fan you just add a small motor and a belt to turn the crank and there ya go instant mini gun
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:22:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:26:56 AM EST
IIRC the only thing that makes a mini gun illegal is that it is run by a motor...........
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:27:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 9:27:49 AM EST by yellow5]
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:27:42 AM EST
i want one
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:31:23 AM EST
No NFA paperwork or sign-off required.

www.backyardartillery.com/machinegun

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:31:50 AM EST
you mean all this time, we could have had these, god dam it, can sombody please find some equipment that the ATF fags havent blessed yet,
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:37:02 AM EST
Didn't you READ the ATF post?




Originally Posted By archer2:
IIRC the only thing that makes a mini gun illegal is that it is run by a motor...........

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:40:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 9:42:25 AM EST by KA3B]
Anyone could have built an ORIGINAL styled Gatling Gun.

www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/wbardwel/public/nfalist/atf_letter14.txt

January 5, 1997

Edward M. Owen, Jr.
Chief, Firearms Technology Branch
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Technology Branch
Washington, DC 20226

Dear Sir:

I am writing to inquire what the status of Gatling Guns are, with
regard to the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act
of 1968.

Would a Gatling Gun manufactured today be classified as an NFA
firearm? If not, what are the distinguishing characteristics that
separate a Gatling Gun from its modern offspring, the Mini Gun?
Would a Gatling Gun using a motor to assist firing the weapon at an
adjustable rate be viewed any different as one without a motor?

Also, what type of ammunition feeding device would be acceptable on
a modern Gatling Gun reproduction? Magazine, links or belt,
attached feeding device?

Thank you very much for any information you could provide.

Sincerely,


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX­XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS
WASHINGTON, DC 20226

E:CE:FT:GKD
3311

JAN 28 1997

Dear Mr. :

This refers to your letter of January 5, 1997, requesting
information on the status of Gatling guns under the Gun Control Act
(GCA) of 1968 and/or the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Generally, a Gatling type hand crank operated firearm, having a
bore diameter of 1/2-inch or less, as produced under the patents of
1862-1893, employing a cam action to accomplish the functions of
repeat cocking, firing, and ejecting, in a caliber for which
ammunition is commercially available, and manufactured after 1898,
would be classified as a "firearm" as defined in Title 18 United
States Code (U.S.C.), Chapter 44, section 921(a)(3), Title I of the
GCA.

A Gatling gun as described in the preceding paragraph and using an
electric motor to fire the weapon instead of hand cranking, would
be classified as a "firearm" and a "machinegun" as defined in Title
26 U.S.C., Chapter 53, section 5845(b), the NFA.

Electrically driven machineguns such as the M-134 Minigun are
firearms and machineguns subject to the provisions of the NFA.
Frames or receivers of such weapons are also machineguns regardless
of whether or not other components are present.

With reference to acceptable ammunition feeding device(s) for a
Gatling type gun, 18 U.S.C., Chapter 44, section 921(a)(31) defines
the term "large capacity ammunition feeding device" as;

-2-

(A)... a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device
manufactured after the date of enactment of the Violent Crime
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 that has a capacity of, or
that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10
rounds of ammunition; but

(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to
accept, and capable of operating only with .22 caliber rimfire
ammunition." The date of enactment of the Violent Crime Control
and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 referred to above is September 13,
1994.

Further, Title 18 U.S.C., Chapter 44, section 922(w)(1) provides
that "Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for
a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding
device" and "(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession or
transfer of any large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise
lawfully possessed on or before the date of the enactment of this
subsection."

Based on the above provisions, it would not be legal for you to
manufacture any ammunition feeding device that fell within the
above definition. You would be limited to manufacturing any type
device that had a capacity of ten rounds or less.

We have previously determined that hopper type feed mechanisms as
used on certain original gatling guns or feed chutes such as the
Bruce feed mechanism are not restricted under Section 922(w)(1).

We trust that the foregoing has been responsive to your inquiry.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.

Sincerely yours,

<signed>

Edward M. Owen, Jr.
Chief, Firearms Technology Branch


Originally Posted By m4hk33:
you mean all this time, we could have had these, god dam it, can sombody please find some equipment that the ATF fags havent blessed yet,

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:01:49 AM EST
i need a minigun, less motor
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:18:47 AM EST
Gee. If there ever was a gun that fit the term "MACHINE GUN", the Mini is it!!

We need a Limited Edition Group Purchase Mini Gun. LEGPMG!!
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