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#1 Anderson Guncraft

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:09 AM

Hi, this is Barry Anderson, son of John Anderson of Anderson Guncraft.  I wanted to introduce myself and say that I'm in the process of purchasing Anderson Guncraft from my mother.  I have lived around Gatlings almost all of my life and spent 18 years working with dad both part time and full time. I am an accomplished machinist and have made every part in a Gatling many times over.  Dad and I worked in the foundry together producing the castings required. As dad got older he let me do most of the heavy manual labor in the foundry!! 

 

Anyway before dad died his order list had disappeared and he was building, what turned out to be the last four guns, on speculation.  I was working part time with him and running my own shop when I accepted a job in a different part of the state. I put my house up for sale and was working the job during the week and traveling home an the weekends.  So when dad died things were in motion that couldn't be stopped.

 

So now I've bought a new house that is suitable and I should be moving the shop in late April 2015. It will take a while to get Anderson Guncraft back up and running as I will be working my full time job for the foreseeable future.

 

Its not much of a website but you can visit us here: andersonguncraftgatlings.com

 

Barry



#2 DonLans

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:40 AM

Welcome on board.  I'm sure your experience will be an great asset to all the members here.  I couldn't imagine doing my build without all the great advice I got along the way.

 

Don



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:43 AM

Welcome.... Ive heard of Anderson Gats, the main page gun, may be a Anderson gun... Post some pics! We all like pics!!!



#4 Anderson Guncraft

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:11 AM

Yes I think the main page gun is one of ours.  If you look closely at the breech casing just behind the medallion you'll see what looks to be something engraved.  On dad's 1874 guns he had Cal. .45 engraved in an arc because he liked the looks of it.  Original 1874s didn't have this and in fact had caliber marking at all.

 

As I transfer dad's extensive photo archive to its new location I'll start scanning some of them (they are all old 35mm prints). Over the years Gatling collectors sent him copies of so fascinating original photos.  He also has a fairly extensive collection of printed matter he collected over the last 40 odd years.

 

So lots of good stuff to come.

 

Barry



#5 42rocker

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:35 AM

Welcome and what an interesting website. Great looking Gats.

Hope to see more pics later.

 

Later 42rocker



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Keep us updated! Good luck with your venture and please come back often!!!






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