View Full Version : Legality of crank gatling gun?

February 5, 2001, 10:06 PM
A few friends of mine and I were wondering about building a crank operated .22 cal gatling gun. I could of swore that I saw some plans out there, does anyone have these or know where I can find them. And unfortunately here is the big question, what is the legality of it. Now it would be crank operated so technically it would not be a machinegun.
We just think that it would be really freaking cool to have a crank operated, 22 cal, hopper fed, multi barrel firearm that we built ourselves.

February 6, 2001, 08:35 AM
HI! a kit for this is already made. Look here:


It has been brought up in this thread:


February 7, 2001, 08:49 PM
No I looking more along the lines of like 6 revolving barrels and hopper fed. You know kind of like a real gatling gun.

July 6, 2001, 05:05 AM
You are correct. Since it is hand cranked, it would not be a Full Auto. There is a place that sells a 58 Caliber black powder version here (http://www.gatlinggun.net). The only problem I can see is getting high capacity magazines, unless GWB does what we are hoping in a few more years.

July 6, 2001, 07:08 AM
I saw a guy at the range the other day with a few of those 10/22 crank items that he made himself.
One item had 3 barrels and each crank of the wheel would fire each one 5 times for a total of 15 rounds with a single crank of the wheel. You should of hear it as fired off 3 - 25 round mags in only a few seconds. All you heard was a zipppp sound.

July 6, 2001, 12:25 PM

this site has plans for .22 cal Gatlings.

and here:

you can get all kinds of drawings from the Ordnance Department!

4V50 Gary
July 8, 2001, 06:31 AM
Illegal to hook up to an electric motor, but nothing wrong with adopting a stationary bicycle to it.

Jamie Young
July 8, 2001, 08:31 PM
My stomach hurts after that one Gary. I'd put those old WWII iron sights they used in Aircraft, right smack in the middle of the handle bars.