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pballdan
01-07-2007, 12:10 AM
Don't know if this guy made this or what, but it's a .22 machinegun model.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zdXfGvBRGc

torker
01-07-2007, 12:16 AM
Now that is cool! I wouldn't want to try to keep up with him if my job was loading those belts :D
Russ

ronm
01-07-2007, 01:49 AM
I wouldn't want to pay the ammo bill either-that's .17 Mach 2-lot pricier than .22's...

BadDog
01-07-2007, 02:20 AM
I recently had the good fortune to fire a mini-gatlin with 10 barrels and firing 22LR. He built it in his own shop and it was very cool. Boy, that thing could chew through some amo! Looks like a museum quality replica as well, absolutely top notch workmanship...

Dawai
01-07-2007, 04:36 AM
And sixty-five hundred dollars without accessories.

I'd like to build one someday.. right after I do a 50 caliber.. and feed the elephants.

Carld
01-07-2007, 01:03 PM
If you build a full auto you better check with the BATF for the regulations before you start on it.

IOWOLF
01-07-2007, 01:45 PM
Yea, Yea we know Carld. Its not our first Rodeo,Quit beating that dead horse.

Back to the Gun ..It looks like a tippman converted to Mach 2 to make it look more like the real thing.I wish Id have thought of that.

fixxit
01-07-2007, 01:51 PM
Here is a 22 caliber gattling gun which was displayed at Cabin Fever 2005.
Fixxit

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/fixxit/cabin%20fever%2005/119_1972-edit.jpg

BadDog
01-07-2007, 03:13 PM
That looks almost identical (in every way!) to the one I shot last week end. :D

IOWOLF
01-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Thats the neat thing about a set of plans, lots of people can buy them.

lazlo
01-07-2007, 04:38 PM
Here is a 22 caliber gattling gun which was displayed at Cabin Fever 2005.

Wow, that is stunning workmanship! Who was the builder?

lazlo
01-07-2007, 04:42 PM
Don't know if this guy made this or what, but it's a .22 machinegun model.

I seem to remember that someone here built a (beautifully made) .22 Maxim Gun?

It was semi-auto though ;)

BillH
01-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Reading the comments, it is a Tippmann, they now make paintball guns. That would make that little thing Pre 86? Class 3. Yeh, that little gun if that is the case, is a bargain at 20,000$, so they say.
I have no reason what so ever to doubt that.

lazlo
01-07-2007, 05:05 PM
Reading the comments, it is a Tippmann, they now make paintball guns.

I saw that comment, but wasn't sure if it was correct.

I have a Tippmann paintball gun from 15 years ago -- they've been in that business for a long time.

IOWOLF
01-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Up untill a year ago I had a Tippman smg 60 that was 20 years old.Sold it on ebay, but thats another thread.

Doc Nickel
01-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Yep. Tippmann (Dennis Tippmann, by the way) started out making 1/4-scale functional replicas of machine guns. Even back in the early eighties, they cost $2,500 to $5,000, depending. The big M2 copy (which fires .22 Magnum) came in a scale and period correct crate, with ammo box, T&E tripod, cleaning kit, etc.

I've heard rumors they made as many as several hundred of them- some say only 300, some say as many as 800.

Anyway, the "Gun Control Law" of '86 naturally put the kibosh on that, since it stopped legal production of new Class III (full auto) guns except for military and police, and neither of those two groups needed quarter-scale replica belt-fed machine guns.

That quite literally killed Tippmann's business overnight. He found himself in very short order with an entire (albeit fairly small) production shop and employees, fully stocked and tooled, but unable to make their product.

I have no idea if Tippmann was already looking into paintball gear by that point, or if it was essentially a "product of convenience", but whichever the case, Tippmann jumped right into that early market (paintball as a nascent sport was first "invented" in mid-'81) and began to produce some very good quality equipment.

They eventually became one of the largest manufacturers of paintball guns (and other gear) in the US, and are probably among the top three in the world.

The old machine guns are of course now supremely valuable collectors' items, but one wonders if the switch wasn't better for Tippmann as a company.

Doc.

IOWOLF
01-07-2007, 07:37 PM
Yes, Dennis also made a(1) full auto pellet gun, not BB.featured in Air gun Digest #1 IIRC.

Dawai
01-07-2007, 08:12 PM
Yeah, a battery drill and a socket to turn the crank you could be sent off for a extended vacation.