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Old October 14, 2014, 11:00 AM   #1
Bill Akins
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Video of Evolution of Akins 3 crank fire prototypes I machined, plus live range fire

It's been a while since I last posted about my crank fire creations, so here's an update on my latest 3rd prototype that is convertible between being water cooled or air cooled in under a minute and showing it firing at the range. I used to use Webshots to upload my photos and videos to. But when they closed down, all the pictures and videos I had linked to there in my online posts, disappeared. I still have my pics and videos on my computer and saved to disks, but they disappeared in all my online posts since they were all linked to Webshots. Now I use Photobucket as well as YouTube.

Here's a video I just finished creating showing the evolution of my crank fire dress up kit prototypes versions 1 through 3. The first one is air cooled only. The second one is (truly) water cooled only. But my third prototype is convertible in under a minute to be either air cooled or (truly) water cooled (no fake water jackets here). I learned a lot making the first two, and my 3rd prototype incorporates new design changes that I learned from making the earlier ones. In my video you will see my latest 3rd prototype firing at the range using the new GSG 110 rd drum mag and it's really spitting out the rounds. Hope you enjoy it. Bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJi...ature=youtu.be


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Old October 14, 2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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Pretty neat, thanks for sharing.
And now we know where all the .22 ammo went.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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Ha!

I liked the old designs that put two 10/22s back to back, with the mags sticking out to the left and right, and the crank's actuator arm intermittently went back and forth between each trigger guard, doubling your firepower. They weren't so much a fully encased unit like those, but more of a bracket to hold everything, add a sight, and provide a crank.
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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This one?
http://www.tacticalinc.com/gatling-gun-kit-p-571.html
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Old October 15, 2014, 10:02 PM   #5
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Yes! That one. Cool.
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