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    I had a M134 minigun parts kit several years back, all the parts except the receiver housing. Cost a pretty penny to assemble the package, and sold for same. I wish you well in your dummy gun build, I've seen a few half-assed replicas and they just didn't look right. It's a complex design to replicate without patience and time to get it right.
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    http://www.replicaplans.com/M134-Minigun.html

    not an endorsement, just googled it

    The replica can be fitted with motors to spin the barrel
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    I would like to build a replica TOW launcher for my new but still squashed MUTT. I'd make it able to fire model rockets.
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    Subscribing. I purchased a minigun replica from killbuckets as a base to build upon. It spins with 12v and it's mostly PVC pipe. I need to come up with a way to make that offset side mount and ammo chute.

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    So I got the first barrel plate built. I am not sure if I am going to use this one on the final assembly or just use it as a marking tool.

    This is the first of five such plates that will form the barrel assembly, two more will be identical to this one and the last two will have a smaller inner diameter (3/4") for the drive shaft and have larger barrel holes to accept the larger tube.

    The specs on this plate are as follows:
    Overall diameter - 4"
    Inner Diameter - 1"
    Plate thickness - 5/32"
    Barrel hole size - 3/4"
    Barrel hole angles - 60 degrees

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    IRACinc already does an awesome Mk-19 and M-2HB. A M-134 is tougher than most realize. Good luck with it.

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    Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished results.
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    Awesome project. Will keep eye out for more pics. I built a M2 was pretty easy and posted some pics here.. http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...t=#post1205163.

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    My first goal is to have the barrel assembly parts cut, precise measuring and repetition is crucial at this point. Any incorrect alignments of the barrel plates or uneven cuts in the tubing will result in an ugly imbalance at 2500 rpm. All things being equal I wouldn't have to worry about balance issues beyond measuring, but chances are the rotational assembly will still require some fine tuning and the addition of some hidden counterweights.

    Believe it or not I think this will be the easy part. For the most part I know exactly what materials / parts I am going to use for this step. What I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around is the body of the gun, location/type of motor, and construction of the feeder/delinker assembly.

    I may have to use some fat PVC pipe for the body but I am currently searching for an alternative.

    The motor will either be 12 or 24 volt (Maybe 120vac if I decide to buy a power inverter, still unlikely) and will probably have a sprocket with a chain drive to the rotational assembly main shaft.

    The spade grips and trigger buttons should be pretty straight forward.

    Not sure yet what I am going to do for the mount, probably going to look like the one in pic #1 of my first post. The side mount looks pretty complex but I may be willing to give it a shot if I find some suitable parts.

    Feeder/Delinker is going to be tough...
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