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Posted: 12/18/2005 11:30:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 11:31:40 PM EDT by JasonC]
Anyone ever build one of these?

They look cool. Would be fun too.

Video here
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:24:56 AM EDT
think there was a few or at least one over at rimfirecentral.com

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:13:23 AM EDT
Yeah, those are butt-ugly though.

I prefer my take on the subject:

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:48:21 AM EDT
the video doesn't show a gatling gun, it just looks like a crank handle operating the trigger.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:07:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By curt:
the video doesn't show a gatling gun, it just looks like a crank handle operating the trigger.

The description on their website says 'gatling gun'. If your really concerned about the term, you should take it up with the manufacturer.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:57:38 PM EDT
You often see the term "Gatling Gun" (incorrectly) applied to any crank operated gun.

In my pic above, the guns are fired with linked BMF Activators (cranks). The linkage is timed so that the guns fire alternately, giving a cyclic rate of around 1000RPM.

Blasting cans and scrap ceramic tile with them is a hoot!

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:48:06 AM EDT
It could be fun, I'd do it if the guns were beltfed. Using 25 or 50 round mags just wouldn't cut it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:13:14 AM EDT
If you crank it all at once, you get about a 3 second burst. Each turn of the crank fires 8 rounds (4 per gun). I tend to lock the elevation, then walk the rounds back and forth across the target zone.

I have given some thought to adapting Tipmann .22 belts to fire in the 10/22. A single crank, that stripped the rounds off the belt, fed the rounds into the chamber and worked the trigger should work.

It would take a TON of machining, though.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:01:20 AM EDT
A local shop has one complete for $800. Interesting to see in person. An attention getter for sure.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:01:31 PM EDT
I played with one made up of two M1 carbines once.......pretty interesting, but with two 15 round mags, it was over really quick. Now, that dual AK setup with a couple of drums would be VERY cool indeed...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:08:29 AM EDT
Here's a .22 Gatling
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:43:48 PM EDT
Nice gatling...

Heres a .22lr gatling....

NZ Gatling 22LR

On the Home page of the site a video of the friendly little gatling.
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