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#1 harleyjim

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 11:30 AM

Got my Christmas toy early. Model 1879 Gardner gun,two barrel .45-70. Gardner was a competitor of Gatling. Test fired it yesterday...WOW !! Now all iI need is about 2,000 rds of .45-70 brass and an adapter for my Dillon 650. Just had to tell someone......... harleyjim
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#2 21 smoker

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:04 PM

Harleyjim,...post some pics!!...please.... wink.gif
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:49 PM

We need a freaking PICTURE!
This guns sounds VERY interesting.
If anyone here has been near a Gatling, I am guessing like me they would be just as interested.
Guess you can't go to SARCO for spares though!
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#4 Bisley45

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:47 AM

Pictures!!!! LOTS OF GOOD QUALITY PICTURES!!!! please; very neat toy. Would be hell on whatever is down range, 230 grain punkins out of an L do serious damage, 405 grain flat points " Unleash the Dogs of War!"

sorry, had to say it.
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:30 PM

Is yours newly manufactured, or an old one? Interesting site for those with inquiries and lust for pictures:

http://www.gardnergu...om/Products.htm
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#6 harleyjim

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:29 PM

Not a new one.......trying to post URL to pic






Gardner Gun
Twin barrel .45-70













Gardner gun



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#7 harleyjim

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:32 PM

OOPS.............not what I had in mind...............sorry for using up so much space
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:35 PM

VERY NICE! Another Gun that I wished belonged to me..With that said, what did it set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:51 PM

New ones start at $19,500...........No I didn't pay that . Mine was built by a friend in 1991 and we have put many many rds down range. He made me a deal and Christmas came early. He also now builds Gatling guns...........has 5 in the works but I think they are in the 30 K + range. Too rich for this old retired soldier.
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:59 AM

I've always loved these guns, but I knew they were too rich for me. That is a beautiful piece of metal. I am very happy for you!
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 07:57 PM

What a beauty!!!!
BTW, what caliber is it?
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:05 PM

.45-70

< hands Jim the step ladder so he can see the top post >

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