These are beautifully made miniatures, an authentic, working copy in brass, steel and wood. The detailing and quality of the work is exceptional and they really do make for interesting decoration and most probably very high quality squirrel control.
The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. Later it was used in the Boshin War, the Anglo-Zulu War and still later in the assault on San Juan Hill during the Spanish–American War.
The Gatling gun's operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing-reloading sequence. Each barrel fired a single shot when it reached a certain point in the cycle, after which it ejected the spent cartridge, loaded a new round and, in the process, allowed the barrel to cool somewhat. This configuration allowed higher rates of fire to be achieved without the barrel overheating.
These 2 replica scaled models are available in USA at $15,000.00 each.
Larry on February 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm
The second one with the ammo boxes, perhaps the first as well though I have never seen one, was made by a company Fur Arms; I think out of Connecticut though I could be wrong there. They are chambered in 22 Short which makes them a bit more difficult to acquire ammunition than 22LR. They are indeed very, very nice small scale replicas and are a blast to shoot! I have shot one and it was a great time; though don't plan on having much of your target remaining!!!
Neill on February 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm
Wow, how I would love to take one of these to my rifle club and blast off a lot of lead! Thanks for the photos, now, how to change the law.................?
jack on March 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm
Technically these should be licenceable in the UK as a Section 1 firearms, provided
the barrels are long enough (30cm) and total length is more than 60cm, which they look as
they are. This is effectively a bolt action weapon, it just gets cocked and fired by
turning a handle. The Firearms act defies a machine gun as one where a single trigger
press fires more than one round. Here there is no trigger...
However, to get it on your certificate you would have to show WHY you needed it. Perhaps
if you had a VERY serious rabbit problem?
Tom, Boise Idaho on February 18, 2021 at 12:50 am
Some facts for interested parties: a wide variety of replica guns were made by Furr Arms of Orem, Utah USA during 1970's & early 1980's.
Karl Furr and sons Keith & Doug, Paul Kuhni, Bill Olsen, Lloyd Barker and Wayne Vernon are some of the principle names associated with the creation of these fabulous works of art. The 1883 pictured above with the all brass carriage and 5 Accles drums included would have sold for about $3000 new. Much more than that now.