My 1862 gat that i got to test fire last month
Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:47 AM
Bolted hub wheels are a hell of a lot easier to make too cause you can set all of your spokes and not have to screw with the hub. You just put the 2 halves together after you have the spokes set and presto! Deffinitely the way I would go.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:24 PM
You can see the wood hubs i made but i am not happy with them. I cut the metal bands a 1/4" under size but the wood still shrunk over the winter. I know the metal would be easier to make work.luckley a friend had some 6" round stock he gave me to make the hubs.EPPS
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:57 AM
LOL!! Great vid! Bet you don't get bit by skeeters when you fire that beast.
Don't worry about your gun looking odd with bolted hubs. I made a 12 gauge gatling a few years ago and I used bolted hubs and thought it looked alright.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:23 AM
I thought your gun fired regular cartridges untill your last post. You really did make this like the first original gun. Did you have any issues with gas leakage? I could see by the video that you had some leakage but did it cause you any problems? Gatling's first guns gave him problems because of this. Looked like it functioned great.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:02 AM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:07 AM
Thanks. I thought that was what was going on. I had a little free time this afternoon I went and looked up the original patents. Pretty cool stuff there.
It fires at 1 O'clock position. you can see the drop off for the firing pin cocking pin on the cocking cam. It has a small cam that pushes the chambers up against the barrels at the same time it fires.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:43 PM
Thanks Dave, The carriage painted OD green , just like it would have been in the civil war. the RGG is a little to small for this carriage, extra heavy duty.
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