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daveo
01-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Started this A long time ago, getting some progress now in now. Working on making all of the bolt assemblies. 10 of everything.... my brain hurts!!! This is a RGG, 22lr gun.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm234/daveo11/dog032.jpg

rdesign
01-23-2009, 12:38 AM
Wow, very cool. The parts look great.

davidh
01-23-2009, 04:34 AM
where did you find the design ? it looks like a great project.

like everything else i see, i want one of those too . . .

andy_b
01-23-2009, 04:08 PM
so far it looks GREAT!!!

what barrels are you using? i also have the plans and someday hope to build the .22LR version as well as a 45-70 version. i should have bought the 45-70 barrels from Numrich when they were only about $10 apiece several years ago.

andy b.

daveo
01-23-2009, 04:19 PM
davidh The plans were bought from http://www.gatlingguns.net There are more out there D&E sells plans for 22 short. The barrels are liners, soldered in tubing, I counter bored it to make it appear larger. Im thinking my next one will be upscaled to 223, wouldnt that be fun! Thanks for the comments!!!

bj139
01-27-2009, 06:41 PM
so far it looks GREAT!!!

what barrels are you using? i also have the plans and someday hope to build the .22LR version as well as a 45-70 version. i should have bought the 45-70 barrels from Numrich when they were only about $10 apiece several years ago.

andy b.
The 45-70 barreled version should be legal for deer in PA since it is completely manually operated and does not rely on the power to cycle coming from a fired cartridge. Just kidding, although it does comply with the game law (magazine loaded to capacity).

rolland
01-27-2009, 10:42 PM
I have been working on this one since July 08 still have a ways to go.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/rgh25/gatling%20gun/100_0703.jpg

andy_b
01-27-2009, 10:57 PM
The 45-70 barreled version should be legal for deer in PA since it is completely manually operated and does not rely on the power to cycle coming from a fired cartridge. Just kidding, although it does comply with the game law (magazine loaded to capacity).

i know you're joking, but you would not believe what is legal for deer in PA. let's just say, as long as it isn't a semi-auto or full-auto firearm, i think you can use it. :) and honestly, the way some of the nutcases act in the woods, i think the ban on semi-auto is a good thing.

what would be cool is using the .22 Gatling on those damn Canadian geese!!!!

andy b.

BMSS
01-31-2009, 12:10 PM
bj139 may be joking, but if you want to see a real Wisconsin hunting gun, check this site out; http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm

JND
02-12-2009, 08:05 PM
Those are Sa--Weet! I would love to have a project like that,Hmmn. I might have to check into a set of plans. Nice work! Looks like there is alot of time into them.
Of course those are legal in Cali,right?:D JK

smiller6912
02-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Do us all a favor and be sure to post a bunch of pix when you get that finished............;)

Cheeseking
02-13-2009, 12:25 PM
Sure looks like a fun/challenging projet! I'd like to try building one of these but the question I have is approx what % is lathe work vs %mill work.

I have a nice 11 x 30 lathe but no mill. Can the required milling be accomplished via 4-jaw or faceplate??

If push came to shove I could maybe do some of the milling/grinding in after hours at work but I'd like to keep it to absolute minimum. Are any of the parts conducive to waterjetting? I have acces to a 2-1/2 axis (X,Y and manual z height adj) jet. I was thinking along the lines of parts like that front W looking bracket that supports the barrels.

Also, can someone post a link to the place to buy the barrel liners?

Thanks.

rolland
02-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Here are a couple of shots of the carriage, still have a couple of small pieces to finish on it.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/rgh25/gatling%20gun/100_0713.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/rgh25/gatling%20gun/100_0714.jpg

JND
02-18-2009, 10:14 PM
I've been thinking alot of starting one of these,finished they are beautiful and would look great on display.But,where would you keep the carriage? Do they have an alternate stand? Did you buy the kit -w-material,or did you buy the plans,and just pic up the material as needed? $10,900,and a year out,how many hours does it take to build?

rolland
02-18-2009, 10:27 PM
I have no idea where I will keep it when done, I have been working on it since July of last year and I still have a ways to go. I bought the plans for RG-G and obtained material as needed. I have about $2000 in it right now if you include some tooling I purchased to do some of the pieces. The big expense is the brass the wheel hubs were $350 just for material. Made from 3.750 round stock so as I got a little money I would pick up material.

JND
02-19-2009, 12:33 PM
I'm thinking that allthough it looks like alot of fun to build the carriage,it would save alot of time,and money to make a period tripod(foldable) that would take up less space when finished.I invision this standing on display in the livingroom,or future office.:rolleyes: Ya,your right I don't see that flyin with the old lady either.I can see my two teenage boys playin war when no ones home! How much is invested into just the carriage?

rolland
02-19-2009, 03:40 PM
The tripod would store easier that the carriage, I don't know what it would take as I have no plans for a tripod, but the elevation mount and cradle are the same. I would guess (I don't keep records on these things) cost around $800 with brass and wheels. I made the carriage out of Black Walnut, other wood may cost less. Brass is the killer on this unless you can find scrap to use.

japcas
02-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Rolland, great looking job on the carriage. I started on my gun about 2 years ago and still have a ways to go on it. I did complete the tripod last year. I built it for the same reasons you and JND have been talking about. I figured it would be a lot easier to store and transport than the carriage. I am building the D&E gun and it comes with plans for the tripod. It is made of birch wood and brass. The wood was dyed and then finished with tung oil. Here are a few pics of it sitting on my dining room table. It does have rubber pads on the bottom of the feet to prevent scratching.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/DSC_1867.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/DSC_1889.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/DSC_1876.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/DSC_1874.jpg

rolland
02-19-2009, 08:34 PM
That is a great looking tripod, you did nice work. I am suprised you can still type after setting that on that magnificent table. I like the one piece brass yoke. I don't/didn't have anything to do that with when I made mine so its three pieces of steel.

japcas
02-19-2009, 08:47 PM
Rolland, the yoke on my tripod is made up of 4 pieces of brass.:eek: The main yoke, the round base, and the two ears. By ears I mean the bottom half of the part the gun actually sits in. I didn't have a piece of brass big enough to make it out of one piece either so I improvised. The lock handle that prevents the yoke from swiveling was made up of 3 parts.

My wife didn't mind it being on the table to much. We never use it anyway.:D

JND
02-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the pics,that is very nicely done! I'm not familiar with the D&E gun I'll have to check it out.I was thinking of an extending surveyors tripod,just not as tall,and prob not orange:D I'm just getting back into machining,and a little nervous about being able to do as nice of work as what you guys have been posting.I believe I have the nesc.equipment,just have to get more tooling.