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Posted: 2/23/2006 10:01:25 PM EDT
The kit is pretty expensive and plus I have to buy another 10/22...

What do you think...here
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:03:57 PM EDT
Why not?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:04:55 PM EDT
Has anyone tried one of these?



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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:08:41 PM EDT
That would get me into real trouble. I have a cordless drill...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:13:38 PM EDT
Someone's gonna have to take one for the team and get one...

***Cough, cough*** Leadnbrass ***Cough, cough, cough***
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:43:08 AM EDT
I don't see how the barrels rotate. Oh, wait, they don't!

That's not a Gatling. *THIS* is a Gatling:


If you have any very basic machining skills, give it about six months. . . .
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:51:43 AM EDT
I have a feeling that would trip some ATF alarms...


Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
That would get me into real trouble. I have a cordless drill...

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:51:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
I don't see how the barrels rotate. Oh, wait, they don't!

That's not a Gatling. *THIS* is a Gatling:
www.gatlingguns.net/images/jason.jpg

If you have any very basic machining skills, give it about six months. . . .

Take those instead!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:11:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
I have a feeling that would trip some ATF alarms...


Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
That would get me into real trouble. I have a cordless drill...




you gonna narc him off? Drop the dime, be a stool pigeon?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:50:42 AM EDT
Do it. let us know how you like it. IM me a link if you make a new thread after buying one.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:04:23 AM EDT
Between working on Miniguns for a living, and just having read TR's journal from Cuba I really really really want a Gatling, but the 22 versions just dont cut it. I want a fullsize one in 45-70!

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:16:17 AM EDT
This is the original manufacturer website

http://gatlingguns.com/indexframeset.html

I think they also have 4 barrel models
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:51:31 AM EDT
they have an AK model too.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:00:58 AM EDT
forget the10/22 model, get the M1 model
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:08:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
they have an AK model too.




Too bad the builder couldn't make room for a couple of 100 rd drum mags.




Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:09:27 AM EDT
Hot
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:30:03 AM EDT
My dumbass questions of the morning continue

What's wrong with it? Sure it is .22, but no tax stamp or paperwork, right?

Why not get one just to mess around with? I think it'd be a blast.

What am I missing before I order one? Help me out here, folks.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:49:57 AM EDT
Bought one way back, when they first came out in the early `90s. The original manufacturer went
belly up, and these are being made by another, ISTR.

Unless this ones specs are any better than the original, it's a fun toy to make noise, sling lots of
lead, and horrify the anti's, (though those right there are reason enough if you have the $$), but
the sights are very rudimentary. I wasn't impressed with the way they went together, in that it had
quite a bit of 'play.'

I'd put it together, played with it for a while, then got bored and put it up. Then when the 'Assault Ban'
came along, it became a collectors item and I sold it for quite a bit more than what I paid for it.

I doubt that I'd bother having another, unless it was given to me. Now a REAL Gatling is a whole
different critter.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:51:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:

Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
they have an AK model too.


Too bad the builder couldn't make room for a couple of 100 rd drum mags.
home.comcast.net/~bfd750/AK-Gat3.jpg
home.comcast.net/~bfd750/AK-Gat5.jpg


Somebody at Gunco or Weaponeer made up a rig that is similar to the 10/22 format, in that they
are mounted sideways, and are drum-capable. I've seen pics, though not had a chance to see it in
person.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:55:05 AM EDT
The AK "gatling" gun is pointless. You can't hit jack squat with them and you just butchered two AK's.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:01:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:09:10 AM EDT
Tagging a very interesting topic. I just happen to have a couple of extra AKs that I wouldn't mind turning into a twin rifle setup.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:27:05 AM EDT
What about real hand cranked galtlins? Are they class 3?

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:28:22 AM EDT
I'd be more into sumthin' like this....

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:29:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By five2one:
What about real hand cranked galtlins? Are they class 3?




Nope...as long as there hand cranked. A guy I know makes Gatling gun reproductions.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:33:23 AM EDT
I just read in SAR that Valkyrie Arms is going to produce a handcranked "Minigun" soon.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:37:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
I just read in SAR that Valkyrie Arms is going to produce a handcranked "Minigun" soon.



SWEET!!!!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:41:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:

Originally Posted By five2one:
What about real hand cranked galtlins? Are they class 3?




Nope...as long as there hand cranked. A guy I know makes Gatling gun reproductions.



Does this guy have a website?

I think a handcranked 5.56x45, 7.62x39, or 7.62 nato gatlin mounted on the back of of pickup would be sweet.


Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:48:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:08:52 AM EDT by StonerStudent]

Originally Posted By five2one:

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:

Originally Posted By five2one:
What about real hand cranked galtlins? Are they class 3?




Nope...as long as there hand cranked. A guy I know makes Gatling gun reproductions.



Does this guy have a website?

I think a handcranked 5.56x45, 7.62x39, or 7.62 nato gatlin mounted on the back of of pickup would be sweet.






I don't think so...I'll ask him at the gunshow this weekend though.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:49:27 AM EDT
With the new Stang left-handed uppers and a right-handed upper you could make a sweet dual gatling gun.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:26:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StonerStudent:
I just read in SAR that Valkyrie Arms is going to produce a handcranked "Minigun" soon.

Valkyrie arms is so cool. I am gonna have to give them money sometime.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:51:14 PM EDT
I will take a hand crank Gatling gun in 38spec/357mag or 9mm please. That will be cheap to shoot and still have a little ump when firing.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:52:37 PM EDT
i think it is quite cheezy.

sort of like a well organized form of bump firing.

or glorified tri-burst gizmo

but, the answer to your question is always -

SHOULD
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:07:22 PM EDT
I was thinking( first time this year) wouldn't it be cool to have a hand crank pistol? Or how about a 50 cal BMG round gattling gun on wheels? I can see how i would be occupying my time if I won the lottery.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:57:36 PM EDT
Here's another guy who makes these. I've bought a buch of stuff from Steve over the years and everything he does is absolutely first rate!!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:59:53 PM EDT
Naa... I'm saving up for a GAU-8.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:06:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:07:38 PM EDT
How about this?



.22LR minigun

halomfg.com/minigun.htm
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:54:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 9:56:33 AM EDT by 71-Hour_Achmed]

Originally Posted By richardh247:
What am I missing before I order one? Help me out here, folks.


One thing I don't get is, this is not at all difficult to make at home. The Cabela's link prices it at $400, which is about $350 too much IMHO.

The "tripod" doesn't need to be fancy; a heavy-duty camera tripod would be better than the one shown, or roll your own out of four lengths of pipe. The mount just needs to clamp two 10/22's into place; a few chunks of bar and channel stock from OnlineMetals.com would run you maybe $20 including UPS shipping. You can get a crank handle like that out of an industrial supply catalog for ten or twenty bucks, and the trigger-bumping rod is trivial.

Bolt the channel stock and bar stock together, drill and tap a hole to mount it onto the tripod, set up the trigger wiggler, and you've just saved enough to buy at least one of the 10/22's that you need. Maybe even both of them and some ammo if you get the base models (not sure what they cost any more).

I mean, hell, my machining skills are barely above "beginning hobbyist", and I've made things far more complicated than that.
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