U.S. Model 1883 Colt Gatling Gun and Rare Limber With
Serial no. 342, .45-70 Government caliber, ten
32-inch barrels contained in standard configuration brass shroud
mounted with manufacturer's plate reading: Manufd By/Colt's Pat.
F.A. Mfg. Co./Hartford, Conn.
Near the breech is the circular
plate reading: Gatling Gun/Patented
below which is engraved:
Model 1883/No. 342/Cal. 45
. Shroud with 104 round Accles
feed magazine with David Clark's inspection stamp: D.F.C. Standard
hardware including brass crank and steel aiming handle and
elevation guide. Sold together with single brass pin front sight
and adjustable rear sight. Trunnion marked US.
Mounted on a
standard configuration U.S. Model 1886 wood and steel carriage
which is a period field replacement issued for this gun and marked
Watervliet Arsenal 1886 US 3.
Sold together with original
limber in standard configuration with steel lined iron box. Also
included are the 10 original numbered barrels with DFC inspector's
marks; Two boxes of (25) Winchester .45 caliber blank cartridges;
unmarked extra bolt; later period World War II cleaning kit with
assorted brushes and tools; and a black box of various brands
.45-70 caliber shells. Condition: Very good to fine for this
model. Accles magazine with moderate age wear and patina. Brass
shroud with a smooth, fine age patina and slight dent 12-inches
from muzzle. Bubble level absent. Barrels are replacements.
Cascabel a modern replacement. One of the 10 bolts is a later
replacement. Carriage and limber are good to very good showing
moderate age wear and patina. Paint appears to be correct color and
likely added during period of use. From the Michael Yeck
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