I’ve been a huge fan of the Gatling gun ever since I saw it for the first time in a movie as a little kid.
A few years ago I searched the net for the possibility to own a Gatling gun and concluded with that the only way was to make one myself. I got the D&E plans but they were way too complicated for me (I’m not a gunsmith, not even a machinist) so I decided to design it myself. The look of the gun is based on the 1876 model, but with the firing mechanism of an 1862 model - because it’s a lot easier to make. The gun will mainly be a model, but the idea is that it will fire 9mm revolver blanks – the barrels are not real, just hollow pipes with drilled bolts for the hexagonal ends. The size is about 2/3 scale I think.
Here are a few pics of the gun assembled in its current state. Haven’t tried firing it, but the firing mechanism seems to work. It’s made with very basic tools as I’m a complete noob; a manual lathe and mill – cheapo Far East stuff.
Nice forum too btw, love seeing all these Gatling projects
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