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Cecil Walker
05-11-2006, 04:07 PM
Well, finished the prototype of the ammo can and mount for the 1917 & 1919 1/2 scale BMG's. Have to make a very few minor adjustments on the next one. The mount (now painted black) has to be bead blasted and parkerized, can has to be blasted , painted OD green, and lettered. Pardon the wet paint, dirty hands, fingerprints, etc.

IOWOLF: 3rd pic is for you, tracers installed as per your request.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/100_0050.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/100_0049.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/100_0055.jpg

BobWarfield
05-11-2006, 05:09 PM
Cecil, that's very cool!

So what's the deal on these guns from a legality standpoint? They're .22's/.17's, but are they functional? Seems like I heard some of them have a Ruger 10/22 inside or something, but then what about the Gatling gun?

I've never had a clear understanding of it. They sure look like fun though. I don't mean to derail the thread into a long discussion of this legality issue, feel free to ignore it if that's a risk.

Best,

BW

IOWOLF
05-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Sharp ,Cecil , very sharp.

Cecil Walker
05-11-2006, 06:08 PM
Bob, not a risk at all. They all are totally legal if you can own a firearm is your state, city, etc. Over 26" in overall length so classified as a rifle. Brownings use a modified 10/22 barrel and receiver, so they are semi-auto. Gatlings fall somewhat under the same category, they have 10 barrels, 10 firing pins, etc, therefore are 10 single shot weapons if they are hand cranked, cannot be electrically or hyd. controlled. I have copy of letter from ATF on Gatling guns, and Dave Meador had copy of letter he received on model Brownings.

The Brownings and Gatling are fully functional in 22 cal., I put .17 ammo in for the visual effect.

BobWarfield
05-11-2006, 09:32 PM
I say again, looks like a whole lot of fun!

Congratulations Cecil. These are some of the most complex and well finished projects I've seen from the home machinist community. Thanks for sharing them with us. I have often thought it would be fun to "reskin" an action of an existing gun. I had been thinking along the lines of doing something exotic with a Mauser action such as I have seen in various places, but your projects look even more fun.

What's next? A scale quad Ma-Duece AA with matching scaled down halftrack? Given your tractor business I would think some sort of AFV ought to figure in at some point.

Best,

BW

Cecil Walker
05-12-2006, 09:02 AM
Bob, funny you should mention the M2, as a matter of fact it is in process now. The pic below is of the prototype M2 from Dave Meador. I hope to have the prints in a few days (weeks) , then add the M2 to my collection.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/Image005.jpg

japcas
05-12-2006, 09:42 AM
Cecil, great looking work as usual. I really like the m2. Are the plans going to be for sale when it is finished? I'm sure others would be interested in building one also.

Cecil Walker
05-12-2006, 12:03 PM
japcas: i can't take any credit for the prototype, it's from Dave Meador, but to answer your question, yes , plans will be available. You can contact him at (www.ccsprints.com) and he advertises in HSM sometimes. He has a few cosmetic changes to make, then plans should be available within the next few days (weeks).

japcas
05-12-2006, 12:43 PM
Thanks Cecil. I'll keep an eye out for the M2 plans when they come out. It's my favorite.