This is an exceptionally finely made example of a full scale reproduction Colt Model 1878 Gatling "Camel" Gun chambered for the 45-70 Government cartridge. The gun is manufactured by Valley Engraving LLC of Woodfield, Ohio. The top of the receiver has an affixed circular plaque that reads "GATLING'S BATTERY GUN/3 JUNE 2009/MODEL 1878/CALIBER 45-70 GOV./MADE BY/VALLEY ENGRAVING LLC/and Neal E. Smith Jr./WOODSFIELD, OHIO - U.S.A." The gun has 10 18 inch barrels with 2 1/4 inches of the muzzle end being octagon. The barrels are numbered on the brass breech plate. It is fitted with a Broadwell drum magazine which is marked around the top "BROADWELL DRUM CAPACITY 216 ROUNDS CALIBER 45-70 GOV. -DATE OF MANUFACTURE 29, DEC. 2008-" and what appears to be four small words in Russian. The tripod is constructed of wood and steel with a light stain on the wood and black painted metal parts. The gun comes with 3 custom made crates and an extra drum magazine. The crates are marked in black stencil for the Gatling gun, tripod and drum magazine (which holds both drums), and they have rope handles. This is a great opportunity to own one of these iconic firearms without the necessary down payment and long waiting list associated with the manufacturers of contemporary Gatling guns.
Near new with only the slightest handling/storage marks. Some of the brass is beginning to age and is taking on a light patina. The crates are all excellent.
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