The Battery Gun Company's Gatling guns are mounted on a tripod and a carriage.
Welcome to The Battery Gun Company, manufacturer and seller of full size Gatling Guns, parts, kits, and chambers for Civil War Reenactments, antique gun collectors, and black powder enthusiastics. You can view our work in our Gallery .
The Gatling gun, also known as the battery gun, is a black powder gun that consists of multiple barrels revolving around a central axis and is capable of being fired at a rapid rate. These guns were patented by Richard Gatling, and they were first used by General Benjamin F. Butler of the Union army at the historic Civil War siege of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864-1865.
As you turn the Gatling Guns crank, the barrels, chamber pick-up wheel, and the firing pin block, all turn in unison. Each barrel of the gun has its own firing pin mechanism. Two cams react at the same time by pulling the firing pin back and pushing the bolt forward to lock the chamber in place.
At the appropriate moment, the outer cam releases a firing pin and the chamber fires. As the entire Gatling Gun mechanism continues to rotate, the bolt and firing pin mechanism moves backward releasing the clamp on the chamber. The chamber then falls out the bottom. Of course, chambers of the Gatling gun are reloaded hundreds, if not thousands of times.
Own one today! We make both a re-enactment model and a live fire model. We are happy to answer your questions. Call us at 810-678-8060 or 810-678-2449 for more information.
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On SPIKE TV Auction Hunters, episode 409, a gatling gun made by Battery Gun Company was found in a storage locker by Allen and Tom. The action starts about 8 minutes into the 20 minute video and you see them unpack the gatling gun around 9 minutes into the video.Click HERE for the link to SPIKE TV for gatliing gun episodes. Sadly, episode 409 is no longer available - check back later to see if it is repeated.