View Full Version : My Gatling Gun Project

05-20-2010, 10:15 AM
Test fired a new Gatling Gun I am building for the western scenes last night... pretty darn cool and I only have maybe $500 in it including regulators and tanks.. no one made a gatling gun version that I could find anyway.

I still have to install the lever switch so that the rotation of the barrels can trigger the firing and do the cosmetic side, but it is working.


05-20-2010, 12:18 PM
That's awesome Brett. I need to see that in person

Jim Warfield
05-20-2010, 02:44 PM
Gatling gun, it was so cute and small, turn the little crank and bang! bang! bang! bang!
A man in the Chicago area had made it. It may have actually been a scale model, scaled down of course.
When I built my field piece I used a windmill water pumping gearbox for the elevating mechanism.
Turn the crank the gun barrell raises, keep turning it the same direction it eventually cranks down. Kind of neat.
I'm assuming the gatling gun will be in a Civil War setting?
Give that a year, then build an A-10 Warthog around it.
I have a good start on the wing, engine and cockpit of one.