JJ's CUSTOM GUN SHOP HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS
OVER 20 YEARS

I HAVE HAD AN INTEREST IN GATLING GUNS
SINCE I SAW MY FIRST GATLING GUN IN THE
MOVIES. FOR OVER 20 YEARS I HAVE
RESEARCHED THE GATLING GUN, AND TESTED
MY OWN GATLING GUN FOR 3 YEARS. I HAVE
FOUND THAT ORIGINAL GATLINGS ARE TOO
FEW IN NUMBERS FOR MOST GUN
COLLECTORS, AND MOST ARE NOT SHOOTERS
IN - TIME I WILL BE BUILDING A FULL LINE. OUR
SHOP IS LOCATED IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND IT
HAS A VERY MODERN CNC MACHINE SHOP.
MY COMPANY MIXES THE VERY OLDIES OF METAL SMITH WORK WITH, THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY AND CNC
MACHINING. WE USE SOLIDWORKS SOFTWARE FOR DESIGNING AND DELCAM FOR PROGRAMMING 3D - 4D CNC
MACHINING. OUR SHOP CAN MACHINE PARTS MOST SHOPS ONLY DREAM OF, MOST PARTS ARE MACHINED
FROM SOLID MATERIAL, SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO CAST PARTS. PARTS MACHINED FROM SOLID ARE STRONGER
THAN A CASTING AND DESIGN CHANGES CAN BE MADE OVER NIGHT. IT ALSO CUTS DELIVERY TIME AND WE CAN
SEE WHAT OUR PART WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE WE MAKE THE NEW PART. OVER THE YEARS I HAVE LOOKED
OVER A LARGE NUMBER OF REPRODUCTIONS AND ORIGINAL GATLING GUNS, WHAT I FOUND WAS NOT WHAT I
WAS LOOKING FOR. THE ORIGINAL GATLINGS ARE TO FEW IN NUMBERS AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A SHOOTER
ALSO I DID NOT WANT TO USE YEARS TO FIND THE GUN I WOULD LIKE TO OWN. THERE ARE SOME FINE GUNS
TO BE HAD, BUT AN ORIGINAL IS TO VALUABLE TO SHOOT A LOT. THE 1/4 AND 1/3 SCALE REPRODUCTION GUNS
ARE TO SMALL FOR AN ADULT, AND DO NOT HAVE THE FEEL OF A FULL SIZE GATLING GUN, ALSO WAS NOT
WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I ALSO FOUND THAT AT SOME TIME I WOULD LIKE TO SHOOT ALONE, BUT A FULL
SIZE GATLING GUN NEEDS FOUR ADULTS TO MOVE AND SETUP. I ALSO DESIRED TO DISPLAY MY GATLING , BUT
I NEEDED MORE ROOM THAN I HAD. SO IN TIME I LOOKED AT THAT I HAD SEEN AND DECIDED I WOULD DESIGN
AND BUILD A GATLING GUN THAT WOULD FIT MY NEEDS. SO OVER TIME I BUILT AND TESTED MY COWBOY
GATLING GUN , IT FIT ALL MY NEEDS. FIRST THE GUN I PICKED WAS A 1879 POINTER ROD GATLING GUN , I
BELIEVE IT IS THE MOST FUN TO SHOOT OF ALL THE GATLINGS, I CALL IT MY COWBOY GUN BECAUSE THE
DESIGN USES THE RARE SIX BARREL OPTION , IT IS 22 CAL. LR. SO I WILL BE ABLE TO SHOOT IT ALL DAY. I BUILT
THE GUN HEAVY AND LARGE TO GIVE AN ADULT THE FEEL OF A FULL SIZE GUN. BUT I CALL IT THE LARGES OF
THE HALF SIZE GUNS. SOME OF THE GUNS I HAVE LOOKED AT TAKE A LONG TIME TO CLEAN , MY GUN CLEANS
EASILY, YOU ONLY REMOVE THE SIX GUN BOLTS TO CLEAN THE GUN. MOST OF THE GUN PARTS ARE
MANUFACTURED TO LOOK AND WORK LIKE THE ORIGINAL , I AM WORKING ON A BROADWELL DRUM MAGAZINE
FOR OUR GATLING GUNS . I AM EXCITED BECAUSE , I AM USING THE ORIGINAL PRINTS FOR OUR DESIGN . THE
BROADWELL MAGAZINE WILL LOOK AND WORK MORE LIKE THE ORIGINAL THAN ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN
MANUFACTURED. MY GOAL IS TO BUILD A DRUM THAT IS ALL BRASS AND HOLDS 500 TO 600 ROUNDS. NEXT I
WILL BE WORKING ON A FULL SIZE GATLING GUN , IT WILL HAVE TEN BARRELS AND WILL BE ON A FIELD
CARRIAGE.
PHOTO ON LEFT SHOWS
OFF MY CNC MACHINED
GUN FRAME , THE SHAPE
OF THE GUN FRAME
WAS COPIED FROM AN
ORIGINAL GATLING GUN.
AS TIME GOES ON I WILL
ADD MORE FINE DETAIL
TO EACH GUN.
PHOTO ABOVE SHOWS WITNESS
MARKS USED IN 1800s AND WE CAN
ADD CUSTOM ENGRAVING
I AM USING A LOT OF PHOTOS
BECAUSE MY GUN DESIGN HAS A
LOT OF FINE DETAIL , AND YOU CAN
SEE THE QUALITY OF THE GUN .
YES IT IS NOT CHEAP, BUT IT WILL
LAST A LONG TIME.
PHOTOS ABOVE OF OUR NEW ALL METAL FIELD CARRIAGE IS BEFORE
FINISH WORK TO SHOW THE BEAUTIFUL METAL WORK IS, OUR
CARRIAGES CAN BE CUSTOM BUILT FOR YOUR GATLING GUN . FOR
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