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A little something I made about 5 years ago it's an 1873 Parrot rifle if I remember right. The wheels are solid oak banded with flattened copper pipe. It can't shoot because the vent hole isn't drilled through. About gun laws, I live in Canada and our laws differ from the States but we are still allowed restricted weapons etc. it's just tougher to get them up here.

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I am super glad to find out I am wrong about not being able to bequeath home made guns to heirs!! That really motivates me to start building some guns, the joy of knowing I can pass them on to my children. As far as selling them if you didn't intend to sell them when you made them - wow, that blows me away. I guess the issue would be proving intent...dunno how you do that. But I'm grateful for the information and I do intend to go to the ATF website and try to check it out. Previous attempts to clarify various points of the law at the ATF website always left me a little mystified and uneasy - and I have twice sent letters to the ATF asking for clarification on a point, and they never responded. As in it's been several years now and they never responded. So, I guess they don't respond, or they didn't respond to the questions I asked - which regarded modern takes on muzzle loading and percussion caps, combining those with modern ways of building a gun. Anyway, thanks again - and that derringer is totally sweet, really nice work.
 

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What beautiful workman ship on all the types of firearms shown. Or the launchers of projectiles.
 

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George, I like your Gatling's. Even as a kid watching western movies I fell in love with the Gatling. I also went to libraries maybe 30 years ago and got all the info I could. Here is one that's 6 inches long and all brass. Gary
 

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I just like making things. I don't care what. I made a Gatling gun on a marine mount awhile back and posted some photos here My Post

Its the first model on my shelf most people respond to. "Is that a Gatling gun?" No I reply, its a salt shaker.

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Hi Mark, I’m assuming that this little Gatling gun fires? Do you have any video of it being fired? I know it’s not an engine but it’s beautiful engineering just the same!
 

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I agree it not related to engines.
Unless there more complicated I would l leave the post alone.

Main is everyone has start with type of project before building a engine witch is very complex for most..

Dave

Thank you for your input, Ian. I was wondering when a Net Nanny would show up.

BTW, this is the "Off Topic" area for all things "not engine". However, if you feel so inclined there is a link here so that you can report this to the Moderator and ask that this thread be removed.

Charlie
 

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To sell you need to get a S/N most licensed gunsmith can do this as part for fee.

Dave

Cool Indeed!! I have a half made .22cal pistol I hope to finish one day. This just got me thinking about it again.

Did you make the barrel? If so, how does one go about rifling the bore?

Also, Is it legal? Can it be sold?

Kel
 

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This is a "sheet metal Derringer " I made a while back, mostly hand made but I did use a Chinese mini-lathe to do the barrel :). I am not allowed to make a firing gun in the UK so I made it a cap-gun :), I polished it up so bright it is hard to get a picture without bright reflections !
 

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Quote "This doesn't look like an engine to me. and I DONT think weapons belong in this forum."

Its about machine tools and working with your hands, all this anti gun talk lately is getting tiresome..:mad:
This is a machinist forum. Machine tools will build anything. I build, rocket engines, jet engines, cross bow, cannons, guns, bicycles, civil war reproduction's, hot air engines, steam engines, model airplane parts, car parts, steam boiler, solar, electronics, wind mill, and more.
 
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The link earlier in the thread to the Gatling plans no longer works. Well, it is 10 years old. Does anyone know of a current one or one for a Walther PPK ?
 

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The link earlier in the thread to the Gatling plans no longer works. Well, it is 10 years old. Does anyone know of a current one or one for a Walther PPK ?
Those Gatling gun plans were available 30 years ago. I decided it was much less work to buy 8 rifles remove the stocks then mount them on a frame so a crank will make them shoot in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, order. The guns all held 20 bullets each.
 

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Hi Mark, I’m assuming that this little Gatling gun fires? Do you have any video of it being fired? I know it’s not an engine but it’s beautiful engineering just the same!
Actually, it IS and engine. The Romans made up the word engine and engineer. They were from the engines of war like ballista and others.
 
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