THUNDER VALLEY ENGRAVING REPRODUCTION GATLING'S BATTERY GUN MODEL 1878. SN: 011 008 F. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful reproduction 10 barrel Gatling with 32" bbl cluster mounted in orig type brass housing with steel frame. Trunnions are 1-1/4" and the cascable is 2". The articulated magazine base is for a Broadwell drum. Mounted in an iron yoke on iron furniture, all of which is mounted on an extraordinary reproduction oak carriage with correct concave, iron bound wheels that have ash spokes and an oak rim with 1/2" thick steel outer rim. Accompanying in brackets under the trail is the iron tipped oak tiller. Top of the rear housing is fitted with a 3-1/2" rnd plate bearing the manufacturers name & address, the date 3 June 2009, Model 1878, Caliber 45-70 Gov., made by Valley Engraving LLC and Neal E Smith Jr. Accompanied by 2 reproduction Broadwell drums, engraved on the top plate, "BROADWELL DRUM / CAPACITY 216 ROUNDS / CALIBER 45-70 GOV DATE OF MANUFACTURE 29 DEC. 2008" along with a line of Cyrillic writing. Both drums have brass and iron carrying handle on top. Few reproduction Gatling guns reach this level of sophistication or attention to detail. CONDITION: Appears to be new and unfired, retaining virtually all of its fine orig finish to both metal and wood. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore.
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