When Did Colt Come Up With This One?

When Did Colt Come Up With This One?

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    When Did Colt Come Up With This One?

    I was poking around on the Colt website and found this. Of course I am probably the only person on earth who didn't know they were "cranking" out Gatling guns again. Would this be cool or what?!

    1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun

    Museum Quality
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    45-70 Government Caliber
    Fires Up To 800 Rounds Per Minute
    Five Fully Brass Encased Direct Drive Barrels
    Beautiful Brass and Iron Tripod
    Walnut Stained Hard Wood Tripod Legs
    V-Notch Rear Sight, Graduated To 1,000 Yards
    Includes Deluxe Transit Chests, Tools and Accessories
    Limited One Year Warranty On All Parts and Labor
    Made In The U.S.A
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    They have been hyping them for the last 6 months or a year. They were on Top Shot last season if you watch that, and seem to be at lots of promotional shoots.
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    Figured I was the only one.

    We have a nice sized flat-screen television in the library. No cable, satellite, or network though. Only used for DVDs. We're primitive here.
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    I'd love to have one, but at $50,000, they aren't even in the same county as my ballpark. ;-)
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    I’m curious, since the ATF defines a machinegun as a firearm that fires multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger how will they classify a Gatling Gun since it does not have a trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I’m curious, since the ATF defines a machinegun as a firearm that fires multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger how will they classify a Gatling Gun since it does not have a trigger.
    My understanding is that since it takes one turn of the handle, per one round fired, it counts as semi-auto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I'd love to have one, but at $50,000, they aren't even in the same county as my ballpark. ;-)
    Oh, but wouldn't it be splendid for the trips we occasionally make down to a remote corner of Texas to shoot from a canyon rim to infinity. Bet those .45-70 bullets would raise a spectacular cloud of dust way past 1000 yards.
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    I'm thinking of the cost of an afternoon's fun at 800 rounds of .45-70 per minute! Still cheaper than .50 BMG, I suppose.

    Wonder if anyone brought one to the Knob Creek shoot recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Oh, but wouldn't it be splendid for the trips we occasionally make down to a remote corner of Texas to shoot from a canyon rim to infinity. Bet those .45-70 bullets would raise a spectacular cloud of dust way past 1000 yards.
    That would be a sight to see!
    Brian, have you ever read .45-70 at Two Miles: The Sandy Hook tests of 1879? I bet you have, but just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I'd love to have one, but at $50,000, they aren't even in the same county as my ballpark. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    That would be a sight to see!
    Brian, have you ever read .45-70 at Two Miles: The Sandy Hook tests of 1879? I bet you have, but just in case.
    Have seen that but a refresher is always appreciated after a time. If I've slept on it I've probably forgotten a good deal.
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    I'll take 2........
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