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#7795 D&E Carriage

Posted by Roller on 28 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

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#7485 Model 1874 Camel gun

Posted by Anderson Guncraft on 10 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

This pic was taken yesterday 01/09/16. 1874 Camel in .45-70 nearing completion. I still have the feed hopper to machine. This is the last major part of the gun to be done. Gear blanks are at the gear cutting shop and should be done in a couple of weeks. After the gun is done I'll start on the tripod parts. 

 

If you are on Facebook search for Anderson Guncraft.

 

Barry

 

 

 

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#7731 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 14 February 2017 - 01:51 AM

Spent a good part of the day learning fusion 360 and drawing up the DE housing with all its details, including the threads.   It made me pull out half of what little hair I have left but should be worth it in the long run.   

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#7714 Rat Gat

Posted by Cutter on 27 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

Two new magazines for the Twins, the small one belongs to Shorty

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#7703 0% receiver

Posted by Cutter on 06 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Posting an image for joboxxer

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#7621 Trying to get it done

Posted by USMC0811 on 03 July 2016 - 12:51 PM

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here are some pic's will get more latter today


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#7587 Octogat rat

Posted by joboxxer on 02 April 2016 - 04:17 PM

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#7529 .38 Gatling Test fire

Posted by cet119 on 28 February 2016 - 10:06 PM

So I have been quietly working on a 38/357 Gatling Gun of my own.  Today it was above average temps so we went to the range with 150 rounds to give it a try.  It is very much based on what bruski has posted on the forum, with a few mods.  Extractors are a flat formed spring, similar to a marlin 336, carrier is one piece 7075T6 AL, Barrels are from the guy in Sacramento.  Cocking ring and recoil lug are "one piece" which was machined out of two pieces of DOM machined separately and then placed one withing then other and silvered together. This is all on a manual lathe and manual mill, no CNC, not even a DRO.

 

This was somewhat of a proof of ability test, now I will go back and start cleaning up, finishing out.  I did run into one issue, cartridges jamming up on the feed.  It seems like some of my brass has a little thinner heads (actually I think some are rounded a bit on the edge) than the others and it managed to wedge one rim behind the other.  For the folks who have experience on this, how does your groove depth relate to the head thickness?  Not sure if  I made the groove a little too wide or not wide enough... I milled it out off a piece of 3/4 sq AL, so I figured I would just try making a couple up with slightly different parameters and see what works better.

 

 

 

 

 

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#7449 The Gatling Gun book.

Posted by Dave on 07 December 2015 - 10:53 PM

Good reading, lots of pics and good refrences...

 

11 megs worth in pdf form...

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#7380 Rat Gat

Posted by Cutter on 14 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

She's in training

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#7777 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 31 March 2017 - 12:53 AM

Got a lot done.

Barrels modified,  threads turned off, stainless bushing pressed on with Red loctite, worked out well.  This was needed for interchangeable barrels / wedge mounting.

 

Bolt carrier done,  did 2pc, with 2 dowel pins in the joint,   did a 1 inch boss and pocket for alignment,   milled the hex and then broached out the 4-5 thou in the corners remaining.

 

Box cam blank installed, screwed in.   Stole the idea from someone on the forum, screw it in as one piece, later mill the groove and then the 2 pieces are all pre aligned.

 

Made a new cascabel back plate.

 

Made up a new front assy nut w/thrust bearing.

 

Reworked the DE equal to the cocking ring,  hole cut for bolt installing,  holes for cocking assy drilled.   Because the ring is pretty thick,  I put a ball bearing on the muzzle side of the plate and then the thrust bearing on the rear side.    Thinned the plate a bit

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Modified the DE large gear hub.   Broached a 1/8 key slot in that  gear hub and the mate on the mainshaft.   This will give me about .150 adjustment room for headspacing.   The gear/hub is a nice slip fit on the mainshaft with the key for driving it.

 

REMAINING:     Bolts,   cocking assy, cut slots in barrels for mounting wedges,  make up the wedges,   a lot of finishing touches like cutting the barrel slot for the extractors and such but hell by then I am home free.

 

I am tickled at how its working out.   It rotates nice and smooth with the crank.   The hex mainshaft is a huge improvement from the DE 3 pc design.

 

PS,   the camera angles creates some illusions,   it looks like the feedramps do not center on the barrel chambers but that is not the case.   A dummy shell slides in every one without any binding or misalignment.

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#7773 Deckel Grinder

Posted by dburn on 26 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

I have been a Mold Maker since 1966. I retired in 2000 and this my little hobby and I manage to keep out of trouble in.

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#7764 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 04 March 2017 - 02:19 AM

Got the gun along with all the modifications pretty much all solid modeled in fusion 360.     I did a rendering of the bolt carrier with bolts for fun.     I have the material as anodized aluminum for the bolt bodies and the carrier, thats why the pretty red  and blue.   You can see the ruger style flat firing pins and extractor, idea originated by Cutter.

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#7760 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 28 February 2017 - 01:05 AM

Hello Sparky. Good to see you got your shop back up and running. This winter I got the oscillator finished on my D&E and built a small shroud under the gun to cover the extractor location. If you recall, I am using music wire extractors and they work very well however, twice I have a blown cases that bent the extractor outward. The shroud limits the travel and prevents the extractor from bending. If and when I remake the barrels, I will cut the extractor pocket so the cartridge case is surrounded 100%. Not realizing this early on in the design modification would have saved me a lot of headaches. I just didn't think that a .22 short would have that much pressure as to blow out the case in the unsupported area. I am using subsonic CCI target shorts and have 300 or so through the gun.

Just wondering. We're you able to put that housing drawing together in the same day you learned Fusion360? I have been considering 360 or the free, 2D cloud version of Draft-Sight. Last time I checked, Fusion was $300 or so. Not sure if a free version is available.

Your thoughts, Anybody.

Tim

Blown cases is something I considered,  I have 5000 rounds of high velocity shorts that I got years ago for the gun on a fantastic deal.     Part of my rebuild includes cutting the chamber pocket for the cartridge rim (see post#7 pic).    I will be using ruger style flat firing pins and extractors.

 

No, I did not do the housing the first day working with F360 but not far from it.   Fusion is pretty easy to learn, there are great tutors on youtube that speed things up.   I probably have been using fusion about 3 weeks now.    Fusion is free to hobby users, students, and startup businesses.   They have been constantly adding features to fusion since it came out,  4 and 5 axis capability is now included in the Cam functions.    I'd suggest watching a few of the youtube "getting started" with Fusion 360 videos,  that will give you a good feel for how easy it is.


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#7750 1 piece Items

Posted by dburn on 25 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

I try to make everything that I can as 1 piece

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#7740 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 17 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

Did a quick bolt carrier drawing, same length (3.00) as RGG, diameters changed to reflect smaller DE barrel bolt center. Bored in bolt carrier left at .281 for now as I test fit things.    The DE housing needs the smaller section of the ID opened up to 2.25 so its the same ID all the way through.

 

It appears that things will fit pretty well.   There appears to be plenty of room in the rear section of the housing for the cocking ring, gear drive and other items needed.

 

Looking at it,   the front section of the bolt carrier could be shortened up probably considering its going to be for 22 shorts like the DE design.  (I have 5000 rounds of shorts onhand!)

 

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#7735 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 16 February 2017 - 11:49 PM

Last few days working on model for barrel assembly with wedge clamp system.   Very slow going because just learning fusion 360.   Also,  things are VERY tight in the area for the barrel wedge clamps on a DE gun because of the smaller barrel circle.    Persistence finally paid off,  I got things to fit.

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#7728 D&E rebuild / hybrid

Posted by Sparky_NY on 12 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

Its been a long time,   I have a D&E gun that was about 80% completed when I moved from New York to South Carolina.     Because of the practicality, I sold my machines, besides which I had no good spot for a decent shop at the new location in SC.   

 

Well, its almost 4 years now.   I built a 32X50 pole barn and a 20X20 room inside that for a shop.    I got a 20in swing CNC lathe,  a cnc bridgeport, a jet 13x40 manual lathe, a boyar schultz 612 grinder and a RF45 mill.   The shop is finally complete and I am MORE THAN READY to resume on the gat gun !!!!!!!  

 

As many know,  the DE gun has a LOT of shortcomings when it comes to being a reliable shooter.    A lot of people have tweaked things and improved it a bit but its somewhat like lipstick on a pig.      I have for some time had the notion of investigating the possibility of incorporating the RGG design internals into the DE housing to render a reliable shooter.    I have exchanged emails with Cutter on the subject and he seems to think its a reasonable project.     In the process, I intend to add a few of the improvements from the forum such as interchangeable barrels with the wedge clamp,  10-22 style extractors and flat firing pins, and Cutters drum magazine design.

 

The project is underway,  started yesterday studying drawings, revisiting my progress on the DE gun,  starting a list to order stock and hardware and other such preliminaries.

 

 

 

 

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#7721 Rat Gat

Posted by Sparky_NY on 06 February 2017 - 01:48 AM

There are a lot of inquiring minds on this forum and a lot of frustrated GG builders. You give us all hope! Thanks for sharing your skills and talent.

Cutter is like a reincarnated Dr.Gatling to us here.     Best is how he shares his work and is willing to help out others.    


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#7720 Rat Gat

Posted by drhardin on 05 February 2017 - 11:04 PM

There are a lot of inquiring minds on this forum and a lot of frustrated GG builders. You give us all hope! Thanks for sharing your skills and talent.


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