Noob checking in. 45-70 Build
Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:11 PM
Got an invite and head's up to the site and figured it sounded like a damned good place to frequent.
I've been a Gatling freak since childhood. But coming from a very unwealthy family I soon realized the only gun I would ever have I would have to make. A few years ago I built a full scale 12 gauge Gatling. I made an oak carriage for it wheels and all. I'll try to post some pictures.
Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:28 PM
Again, no offence to this site.
Here are a few pictures of some of the gun work so far. I am using a 1911 LeBlonde 16" by 42" lathe to do the lathe work and a huge old Southbend mill.
The barrels are going to be 1" blanks of 5-1/2" length, turned down on the bore end 3" and sweat fitted inside of some .624 by 1.00 DOM tube. The tube is just for looks. The reason behind this is the cost of 8 regular length barrels that was out of my reach financially.
Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:39 PM
4th pic. Where the 2 gears for the crank mechanism will come from.
3rd pic. Part of the bolt carrier barrel with barrel plate.
2nd pic. The crank gear with the bull gear along side of the bolt cam.
1st pic. My own designed firing pins. One apart, one complete.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:24 AM
Here's tonite's progress.
1st pic I have the bolt guide sitting on top of the bolt awaiting welding.
2nd pic is another angle of the same.
3rd pic I have the barrel cut away at the top to allow the extractor to grab the case. The bottom of the breach has been shaped with a sand disc to allow the cartridge to slip into the breach easily.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:03 AM
I'm marking the spots for the gull wing bolt and crankshaft bushing. Plus where it will eventually be mounted to the gun at the rear. The trunnion shaft is yet to be marked cause I still need to figure out the approx. center ballance area.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:27 AM
Next I have the piece cut out and formed.
Next I have the piece attached with screws. I put the rest of the gun together and operated the crank and it works great. I had issues with 2 or the 5 bolts that weren't setting off rounds that were loaded. I took the bolts apart and did some trouble shooting and found that the firing pins had to be tweaked. All 5 of the completed assemblies are functioning great now. I am waiting for some end mill bits to come in the mail so I can finish the other 3 bolt/carrier groups.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:22 AM
I am lovin' this thread! Keep the pics comin'.
I've been looking for your welder in the background somewhere, pretty nice welding there!
I've used the JB Weld too with good success, there is a high temp/high compression version Industro 8280.
btw, that wood crank handle 'makes it'!
Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:29 AM
Here's the cam shroud top and suround piece together after I finished shining them up to get brass plated.
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