Thursday, August 23, 2007

Boomsticks: Miniature machineguns.

See live-fire footage of super-clever miniature Gatlings and M1919s in .22LR here and here.

6 comments:

Kristopher said...

I had an opportunity to by a Tippman beltfed .22lr in 1985 ... I really regret not making that impulse purchase.

HTRN said...

Some fun facts for you Tam:

1)Those mini gatling guns are popular projects with hobby machinists including the incorrectly labeled Broadwell drum. Blueprints are available from RG-G, as well as materials, parts, or even completed guns.

2)Tippmann made Minimachine guns for years, but with the 86 machinegun reg ban, it was staring bankruptcy in the face. So they decided to switch to a new sport: Paintball. Tippmann went from a tiny family business, to a Multimillion dollar corporation because of it.

triticale said...

In fact, RG-G is one of two vendors for such plans. Both advertise in Machinist's Workshop, a magazine with a regular gunsmithing column.

phlegmfatale said...

sounds like a popcorn popper.
*fun*

SpeakerTweaker said...

That's one hulluva way to generate brass....

...if you're reloading .22;)

I'd reeeeeeally like that 1919.



tweaker

John Hardin said...

Nah. The .22LR minigun (microgun?) tho... {drool}