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Author Topic: 1862 Gatling Gun  (Read 365 times)

Offline Ohio Joe

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1862 Gatling Gun
« on: June 27, 2021, 02:07:15 PM »
Not a muzzle loader - but still interesting; I posted this here because it's a carriage gun...

Yesterday, my family and I were out at Ft. Robinson State Park (here in NW Nebraska), and they had a small reenactment of Cavalry and Support Troops (not very many do to the weather) out there with a Gatling Gun.

They were shooting black powder blanks with it on the old Parade Grounds (where the Cheyenne Outbreak took place (1879), and where Crazy Horse was killed (1877)... [Hank in WV, you're familiar with this area]. The Gatling Gun did jam quite a bit, (I think because of the use of black powder blanks), but it was still interesting to watch, and you could sure smell that burnt black powder...

I didn't take a camera with me but the picture below is what it looked like (1862 Gatling Gun)...

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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 03:47:36 PM »
Wonder if that would be legal for elk??
 Cool gun, I've seen a few in action at Gettysburg and they jammed often too. 
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 03:50:20 PM »
Cool!  And to think, the principal is still being used today in the Warthog.

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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 05:53:37 PM »
Joe, I do remember it well. Our private tour of the grounds was one of the highlights of that trip.
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 07:23:04 PM »
Joe, I do remember it well. Our private tour of the grounds was one of the highlights of that trip.

Yes it was a great tour!  When Randy came over to the buildings after putting up the flag, then unlocked the buildings for us, and proceeded to give us (you, grandson Lucas, and myself) that tour,,, that was simply fantastic - and I've no doubt very factual. He really made you feel like you were right there when Crazy Horse was killed. Amazing.

And you got a bonus being able to examine that original desk from the time period. We certainly had some good times that morning!  :shake
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2021, 10:04:22 PM »

[quote  He really made you feel like you were right there when Crazy Horse was killed. Amazing.

And you got a bonus being able to examine that original desk from the time period. We certainly had some good times that morning!  :shake
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Actually Joe, I'm starting to feel like I could've been there. :laffing
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 02:58:16 PM »

[quote  He really made you feel like you were right there when Crazy Horse was killed. Amazing.

And you got a bonus being able to examine that original desk from the time period. We certainly had some good times that morning!  :shake


Actually Joe, I'm starting to feel like I could've been there. :laffing
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Hank my friend, I was beginning to think you were.  :laffing  :shake
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 03:00:38 PM »

[quote  He really made you feel like you were right there when Crazy Horse was killed. Amazing.

And you got a bonus being able to examine that original desk from the time period. We certainly had some good times that morning!  :shake


Actually Joe, I'm starting to feel like I could've been there. :laffing

Hank my friend, I was beginning to think you were.  :laffing  :shake
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 05:52:23 PM »
Joe, are you incinerating I'm old. I resemble that thought. :Doh!
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Re: 1862 Gatling Gun
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2021, 06:45:39 PM »
Joe, are you incinerating I'm old. I resemble that thought. :Doh!

  :laffing

Never!!! You just been around long enough to know things!  :hairy
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