I started working on the Union Repeating Gun/ Ager Gun/ Coffee Mill Gun. This gun was used by the union troops in the Civil War, Lincoln nicknamed it the Coffee Mill Gun. A friend of mine works at the museum at Quantico Marine Base and has one in their collection that they let me take pictures of and take measurements off us as much as I could without taking the gun apart. I got a lot of basic measurements and pictures. I am going to post some pictures of the original gun and some of the stuff I have already done. Dr. Gatling stole the idea for the chambers from this gun and the carrier too for this gun back in 1862 to build his first Gatling, and was sued in court over it. This gun was invented in the 1850's, and is a close relative of a Gatling, and I thought it was pretty cool. It used the same chambers as my 1862 Gatling, which is one of the reasons I wanted to build it so I could use the same chambers as I had.
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