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The mini -gun is legal

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Misstreeshot, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. Misstreeshot

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    7 items you won't believe are legal-

    A new gun to add to the collection- if you can find one!
     
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  2. Larry Ashcraft

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    Interesting, but THR is a family site, so that link is not appropriate.

    Here's the crux of the article, though.
     
  3. damien

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    It was probably an interesting article for the common man. But, I bet most people here already knew that FA firearms are legal in most states, with the correct NFA tax stamp, and with a really fat wallet.

    P.S. Thermite would be really hard to ban considering the two compounds in it are only slightly less common than sand.
     
  4. Nate1778

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    You can buy one at Knob Creek machine gun shoot, last time I was there, there was a guy selling one, and I don't remember a $400,000 price tag, it was more in the $180,000 range. You could also buy a flame thrower and a practice missile launcher with dummy rounds to fire. I love that shoot............
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    If I understand the operating principle correctly, it is not an automatic weapon. Each cartridge is individually, mechanically fired, using the same priniciple as a Gatling gun - just very fast. :D
     
  6. chris in va

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    IIRC there were at least two belching lead at the last Knob Creek MG shoot. Brrrrrrrrrp. I don't know how people afford those things.
     
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    Yes but it fires more than one round per function of the trigger (button), just like if you hooked up an electric drill to a crank operated gun like a gatling :)

    A minigun is so impractical But I want one!!!
     
  8. JWF III

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    The main thing that gets it under NFA, and not the Gatlin, is the fact that it is fired by the aid of electricity.

    Technically, DoubleTapDrews comment about the drill could be done to the Gatlin. As long as it is not attached, and the only way to function the gun. But I'm sure the ATF would classify the DeWalt (or pick your brand) drill as an NFA item as soon as they saw it work. Kind of like that stock years ago for the 10/22 that aided in bump firing.

    Wyman
     
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    Kinda like the piece of shoe string that, when tied to the operating handle of an M1A makes it go bang more than once per pull of the trigger. You can do the same sort of thing with a rubber band on an M4gery. :rolleyes:
     
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    Legal?

    Would this be legal? It's only a 22 short.

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    Before you ask, it's not mine. It is a pretty thing though.
     
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    Gatlins are legal and that is the first one I have seen in 22 short. I have seen them in 45-70, 50-100. 22 Lr and 22 mag.
     
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    My wife griped about the Cimaron Plinkster I just bought for 200. If I told her I'd bought a gun for one and a half times what our house was worth I'd be single before the sun set. Now if I could just figure out the down side... :evil:
     
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    IMG_0429.jpg Yes they are legal, expensive but legal. Heres a pic of the wife on her favorite gun in the world, have vids of her shooting up cars and such, frickin hillarious!
     
  16. NC-Mike

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    With 500 dollars and a couple 10-22's you to can have a Gatlin gun! :eek:

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  17. Zoogster

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    Is that thing legal? I ask because it has a single crank that appears to activates two seperate firearms.

    I seem to recall a single trigger discharging multiple barrels a machinegun. Yet I know different stages of a crank are considered seperate trigger pulls and thus not a "machinegun" under federal law on one firearm. So can a single crank fire two firearms? Four firearms?
    How about sixteen mounted in a circle around a center crank connected by gearing?
     
  18. N003k

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    Ah, if I remember correctly every quarter turn of the handle fires one of the barrels, and since it has to be turned 1/4 of the way around per shot.....it's considered legal I guess.

    Actually saw one local, was interested in it until I realized just how tiny the thing was haha
     
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    11 civilian legal miniguns in the US?

    Mike Dillon probably owns 10 of the 11 :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    6,000 rnds a minute of $0.50 rnd ammo+ $3000 per miute to shoot.

    Just like all machineguns, its not the cost of the gun that eats ya up, its the cost of the ammo to feed it. 30,000 rnds shot a day at shoots, do the math.
     
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    I remembered seeing the part about elctrical fire control somewhere, I'll look for it and post it when/if I find it.

    The price of the miniguns has really gone up. I saw one for sale, somewhere out of Texas, in 2005. It was "only" $99,999. I was gonna get it:D, until I figured out how much it would cost to feed it. Something like $4000 a minute at todays ammo prices.

    Wyman
     
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    I don't think it really matters what it costs--any real, down-to-earth, red-blooded American male, somewhere in their heart.......really, really wants to own a minigun, just because.
     
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    Dillon builds their own mini-guns. Dillon Aero M134.
     
  25. DoubleTapDrew

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    According to the ATF: Snippet of ATF tech branch letter located at:http://www.nfaoa.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=230&sid=784c478ae86b6fc30bf043d7b7bc8949
    Summary: Yes, you have to pay that much for a legal minigun!
    I did see one that was in horrible shape and needed to be completely rebuilt for $100k. Considering the Form 4 is about $220k of that pricetag it would be a bargain for someone to buy and rebuild, as the serial numbered part was fine on it.
     
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