RG-G's FAQ Page
Following are some of the most common queries we've
received about our Gatling guns and plans. To help us reduce the current
very high volume of calls and emails, please take a moment to read this
page before contacting us. Thank you!
Q: Is the RG-G Gatling gun
an exact replica of the original?
A: Because the original Gatlings were built and redesigned over a half
century, many sizes and variations exist. Our design doesn't conform
precisely to a specific model or exact scale. The concepts, aesthetics,
internal functions, and mechanical operation are, however, true to the
originals and just as exciting!
Q: How big is
A: Our Gatling gun is
approximately half-scale, featuring a battery of ten rifled, rotating
barrels, each 12" long and chambered for .22 long
rifle. The gun itself is 20" long and, with the complete assembly mounted
on its wooden carriage, stands two feet tall, two feet wide, and nearly
three feet long. (Note: customers have successfully rescaled our plans to
build Gatlings in other sizes and
Q: Can I legally own a
A: We aren't lawyers, so we
can't advise you on legal issues. We can say that BATF has stated that a
gun built to our design is considered a "Title I firearm" which doesn't
require a license or registration to build or own. If you have any further questions
in this area, we suggest you contact your local
Q: How many rounds does it
hold, and what is its rate of fire?
A: The standard 'stick
magazine' holds a full, fifty-round box of .22 cartridges...or about five
seconds' worth! The rate of fire is basically dependent on how fast you
crank the handle, though smoothest operation is achieved by staying below
600 rounds per minute. Check out the videos on our homepage for an idea of
Q: Ok, I want one! What are
A: Since 1991, RG-G's original offering, the Plan Package, has proven to be a very successful and affordable way for enthusiasts to own a real Gatling gun. This package is for serious hobbyist. It follows the same design concept as the original Gatling, but is modified to eliminate all castings and difficult machine operations. Basic lathe and mill work are required.
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