Richard Gatling's famous multi-barrel, crank fired weapons revolutionized warfare. He had hoped his weapons would decrease the size of militaries and reduce overall casualties given that more men died in the Civil War from disease while in camp then actually in battle. His weapons were purchased by many countries following the Civil War and were supposedly even mounted on camels by the British in the Middle East (more likely they were carried by them) leading to the nickname of the relatively small Model 1876. This fully functional miniature 1/2 scale Gatling gun has no discernable maker's marks. It fires .22 short rimfire ammunition. The top of the action has a reproduction "GATLING'S BATTERY GUN" plaque with original patent information. Several components have the serial number "1" It rests on a gunmetal and walnut tripod. Furr Arms manufactured these Model 1876 replicas in four scales all the way down to 1/6th scale.(We do not know if he made this as it is not marked, but certainly of his quality!) They have become prized collector's items and are a blast to shoot!
Very fine. There is visible spotting and light oxidation on the brass, small dings and handling marks, and some visible red oxidation on a few of the barrels. And some small dings on the tripod legs. Mechanically excellent.
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