Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #301

I was casting about, wondering what to feature today, when it hit me out of the blue. In the comments to this post, commenter Dave H. asked:
One request: Can you see if you can keep people away from that bloody Gatling gun? It's been almost impossible to get .45-70 brass because whoever has that gun keeps buying it up.

And I realized what I had to do. For those that haven't seen it, here it is:


Yes, that is a .45-70 Gatling gun. With Accles donut feed. I can't remember if this was an original from the Rock Island Auction folks or one of the new production Colts (although if I were a betting man I'd put money on the latter). My mind absolutely balks at the calculation behind how expensive this is to shoot - even at the "low" rate of fire of 400 rounds per minute, that's about $13 PER SECOND...

But boy, what a fun second that'd be...

That is all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pawn stars. Season 4. Episode 28. Features a Gatling Gun at the range.
NotDilbert

Stretch said...

Aside from the ammo cost you'd have to buy gallon jugs of Brasso.

Dave H said...

Yeah, that's the culprit. Took my LGS almost a year to get me 100 pcs of brass because of that thing. (I managed to get brass online sooner, but I had to buy a larger quantity to get it. I'm set for life now.)

She's a beauty though, ain't she? Thanks for posting the photo Jay.

What's neat about the Gatling is it's not considered full auto. Because you have to keep moving the crank to fire it, it counts as semi-auto. So no tax stamp! (Although you'll shoot the price of a stamp in about 15 seconds.)

Stretch said...

2,700 gr. of lead per second.