I dream about building a 22 rimfire minigun

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by bigmark1972, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. bigmark1972

    bigmark1972 New Member

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    I am a skilled machinist, used to build machines for a living. Was an armorer in the military. I want to build a 22 caliber (read cheap ammo) mini gun.
    I know I could do it, but would I go to jail if it were discovered?

    Anyone else ever think about making something like this?

    Damn that would be fun...
  2. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    Gun manufacturers do it... I guess it takes the proper licenses and to follow the appropriate regulations.
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    You can legally own a manually operated .22 Gatling gun, but once you put a drive on it it becomes an automatic firearm covered by NFA and you would need the appropriate manufacturers licenses from BATFE.
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    ok i have plans for a .22 LR Gatling, i know they work and that it is fiddly , but once you see it fire you'll think all the work was nothing ;)

    if you'd like a copy let me know

    I know there are plans for a Browning .30 cal MG scaled to take a .17 hornet

    i dont have them , the belt is a pain to do , but once going its great too

    theres a video on the internet of one firing

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    here's a video

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  5. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I love it! Thats pretty cool Jack. If I had skills I would build it in a heartbeat. I bet Bigmark is drooling.
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  6. Half Scale

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    Bigmark: I've been lurking here for the past couple of years (had nothing to contribute) but your post forced me to join and comment.

    I build 1/2 scale, fully functional, SEMI-AUTO, scale models of the M2, 1917 water cooled, ansd 1919 air cooled BMG's in .22 cal. See pics below. These 1/2 scale guns use the Ruger 10/22 as a donor gun for the receiver (highly modified) and barrel. This receiver also gives you a transferrable ser#.

    All other parts are scratch built including the tripods, transit case, ammo cans (metal for the M2 and 1919, wood for the 1917), and steam chest for the 1917.

    The tripods fold for transit, sights fold, the T&E has 1/4 LH ACME threads inside 3/8 RH ACME threads for rapid transition, so everything functions just like the original.

    However...they do retain the original Ruger 10/22 rotary mag as the feed mechanism. The cotton belts and disintegrating links are for the asthetic effect.

    I am not an accomplished or professional machinist, just a home shop machinist.

    I guess my question is: Would you be interested in building something this that is totally legal in lieu of your original request??????

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  7. The_Rifleman

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    Half Scale, those are the coolest guns I have ever seen!
  8. jack404

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    Tease!!!! hahaha Love them Half Scale
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    That is cool. Careful who you show them to...
  10. Half Scale

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    wpage: No problem with showing them.....they are totally legal. We have shown them at the Indy 1500 gun show in Indianapolis, the Nations gunshow in Chantilly, Va, the Cabin Fever Expo in York, Pa., and the North American Model Engineering Show in Toledo, Ohio, plus a few others i have forgotten.

    Below is a picture of them at the York, Pa show. The 2nd picture is of the M2 folded in the transit case.

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    Those are very neat! Beautiful work. I'll bet you are proud to show those!
  12. Boofie

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    I will bet that CCI, Federal, and Remington think it is a great idea.:D

    An organization I was associated with a lot of years ago had two, on loan for trial, full automatic 22 rifmire sub machine guns. They had a horizontal drum mounted on top that held 175 rounds. When it fired, it sounded like tearing canvas. I cannot remember the name of the company that was considering production. Never heard of the gun again, but, it was great fun.
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  14. Boofie

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    After looking at the pictures, I am sure it was the AM 180 with the long barrel. That was back in 1973.
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