Manufactured c. 1986-1987 by the Tippmann Arms Co. of New Haven, Indiana as a scaled down version of the famous Model 1862 Gatling gun, the first of many variations. Richard Gatling's Model 1862 was the first step in a long line of firearms innovation that eventually led to modern day machine guns. The left side of the frame that joins the receiver and barrel group is marked "MODEL 1862 NO. 008/TIPPMANN ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN IND." The receiver is bright brass and the barrels are blued and it is fitted with blade front and notch rear sights. There is an elevation screw at the rear of the mount that joins it to the carriage. It is currently mounted on a two-wheeled hardwood carriage that is marked "GATLING/GUN" on the front and has mostly black finished iron fittings. Includes a hardwood case containing a number of bullet sleeves (approximately 128), a wooden bullet discharge shoot, a total of three 20-round magazines, and a hardwood handle for adjusting the piece side to side. It measures approximately 60 x 40 x 29 inches overall.
Excellent overall, retaining 95% plus original blue on the barrels with some spots of oxidation, minor patination on the brass with minor storage/display evidence. The wood components and accessories are very fine with scattered scratches, nicks, and overall minor wear. Mechanically excellent. A very desirable scale replica of the legendary Model 1862 Gatling Gun!
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