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    Smile Gatling Gun 30/40 Krag

    I'm in the process of making a gatling gun 30-40 Krag caliber. I'm not sure if I want to produce my own barrels. If I choose to purchase barrel blanks, what manufacturer would be recommended?

    Brett

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    Brett: You might try Gun Parts Corp. As many barrels as you'll need, they may be the least expensive way to go.

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    Sadsack,

    The cost factor for barrels is low. I'm willing to pay for barrels that are able to hold up over time.

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    Numrich might be spotty as far as quality. Green Mountain makes quality barrels at attractive prices, especially for blanks.

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    Thanks, I'll try Green Mountain

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    Brett: I've used Green Mountain barrels on a couple of lever action rifles. They're very good barrels.

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    Default Barrel Blanks

    Might want to check on Lothar barrels as well.

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Default Get some Hart SS barrels

    Make a benchrest Gatling, and you would be the only one in your class, instant 1st place.............for a little while anyway.:-)

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    Talking Gatling gun

    Thanks guys for the info. I'm going to start this project within the next month. I'm looking forward to getting it together.

    Brett

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    Post lots of Photos.

    It's the Law.

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    Default Brett, Don't forget the Brass & Bullets!

    Brett, The way components are drying up you might want to put up a good supply of
    .30-40 Brass and if memory serves me correctly some Hornady 220 Grain full metal jacketed bullets.

    Powder & Primers are becomming scarce as well.

    Good Luck & Good shooting, Pictures !!

    Steve

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    Once I was thinking about building a gatling gun that shoots 12 guage shotgun shells. Bullets are cheap, loud, distructive, blast the hell out of something real quick, fun, fun ,fun. I need some good blue prints of a gatling gun.

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    I once had thoughts about building a 12g gatling as well. I had a pile of barrels with recivers from J.C. Higgins barrels from the bolt recall thing from a few years ago. But I believe a 12g gatling will fall into the destructive device catagory with the ATF. It would be an awesome firearm though.

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    Yea, like the Striker, or the POS copy,the street sweeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IOWOLF View Post
    Yea, like the Striker, or the POS copy,the street sweeper.
    Did trhe Striker come out of South Africa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabezkin View Post
    Did trhe Striker come out of South Africa?
    Yes it did, and Cobray tried to copy it, but theirs only took 2 3/4" shells, but still skipped a chamber once in a while, something my Striker Never did.

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    In trhe early 90s I installed a riveting machine for airbags at Allied Signal in Louisville, Tenn. There was a guy who helped develope the Striker. He had a video of his 12 year old soin shooting it. Really well made from the looks of it.

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    I was told once the striker was a baby XM180 (think DOGS OF WAR movie). and Perhaps Preditor #1.

    I had loads of fun with it in the days of Dragons Breath, bursting flairs, and a few home made party favors.

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    Talking Gatling Gun

    I have blueprints from 1894 and 1900 from the colt armory. It had taken me quite sometime to locate them.
    30-40 krag issue.
    Brett

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    I would use cast lead/tin/antimony alloy bullets if I built a 30-40 krag gatling gun. The gun is not dependent in any way on the cartridge having a high pressure loading like recoil operated or gas operated repeaters are.

    Your barrels will last a lot longer with lead bullets and a mild loading.

    Bill


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