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Valley Engraving Replica Colt Model 1878 Gatling Battery Gun
If you've felt the need to liven up your Firepower Fridays look no further. A superbly manufactured, fully functional, full scale reproduction of a Colt Model 1878 Gatling Battery Gun chambered in .45-70 and manufactured by Valley Engraving LLC of Woodsfield, Ohio. The top of the receiver has an affixed circular plaque that reads "GATLING'S BATTERY GUN/3 JUNE 2009/MODEL 1878/CALIBER 45-70 GOV./MADE BY/VALLEY ENGRAVING LLC/and Neal E. Smith jr./WOODSFIELD, OHIO - U.S.A." The Valley Engraving LLC address, model, caliber, serial number, and distributor markings are on the lower left. The 18" barrels are mostly round aside from the octagonal muzzle sections and are numbered on the brass breech plate. The three included Broadwell drum magazines are marked in a circle around the top plate with "BROADWELL DRUM - CAPACITY 216 ROUNDS- CALIBER 45-70 GOV. - DATE OF MANUFACTURE 29, DEC. 2008- [Cyrillic manufacturer marking]/GATLING GUN." The tripod is constructed of wood and black painted steel. Storage/shipping crates for the gun, drum magazines, and tripod with appropriate markings are included. Near new with only minor storage type wear and some slight natural aging of the brass. Weighs approximately 350lbs.
Rifle Caliber: .45-70 Government