GATLING GUNS UNLIMITED, INC. wishes to extend to you the opportunity to join us in a trip back into history.

History of the gun

"Absolutely nothing beats turning the crank of a gatling gun. The raw power is unmatched." - SGT. Ray Quay, Gunsmith.

Over one hundred and forty years ago, Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling developed an improved battery gun for the purpose of making war so terrible that peace could only be brought with little loss of life.

The original model 1862 battery gun (Gatling Gun) used the Standard military issue Springfield rifle paper 58-caliber bullet that was placed in a special chamber with a percussion cap at the back. These individual chambers were than loaded into the hopper on top of the battery gun (Gatling Gun) and fed by gravity into a rotating wheel that was synchronized with a series of rotating barrels.

Since that time, the name Gatling gun (also known as battery gun) has been synonymous with the ultimate in firepower.

The same basic technology that made the Gatling gun’s place in history is still in use today. The Vulcan canons found on most state-of-the-art jet fighters are functionally nothing more than a model 1883 Gatling gun with an electronic motor and beltless feed in 20mm rather than 45-70.

In the 56-year history of the original Gatling Gun Company, there were 20 countries that bought various models manufactured in 25 different calibers. Countless lives and whole countries around the world were protected and defended by this first, successful, working battery gun (Gatling Gun).

Basic design

We wish to offer you the opportunity to step back in time to where it all began and own the model 1862 Gatling Battery Gun — custom manufactured just for you.

Our Model 1862 Gatling Battery Gun is a live fire reproduction of Dr. Gatling’s original design, available in 58 and 50 – caliber models.

We have changed some external and internal mechanics to ensure a more reliable operation and function, making the battery gun easier to disassemble and assemble for general cleaning and preventative maintenance.

Our Battery Gun (Gatling Gun) utilizes the original Gatling gun 1862 striker system, designed by and patented by Dr. Gatling.

Other notable features of our guns:

  • NO FIRING PINS REQUIRED, AND NO FIRING PIN SPARE PARTS KIT REQUIRED.
  • NO SPECIAL HAND SCREWS.
  • RELOADABLE CHAMBERS ARE MUSKET CAP PRIMED INSTEAD OF THE SMALL #11 CAPS.
  • NO SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED FOR SET-UP IN THE FIELD.

This is truly a special battery gun requiring no special tools, no special parts, to operate and maintain.

  • Limited Lifetime warranty. We guarantee our product to be free of manufacturing and/or material defects for the life of the original registered owner. THESE WEAPONS ARE DESIGNED FOR BLACK POWDER ONLY! ANY USE OF ANY FORM OF SMOKELESS POWDER VOIDS ANY AND ALL WARRANTY ISSUES AND/OR CLAIMS. NO EXCEPTIONS! ALSO ANY MODIFICATIONS AND OR ALTERATIONS TO THE 58 AND 50 CALIBER MODELS AND CHAMBERS FURTHER VOIDS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CLAIMS. PLEASE CHECK LOCAL AND STATE ORDINANCES BEFORE PURCHASE.

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