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March 30, 2004

On the GAU-8 'rifle'...

Another email clarifies what's being procured and what's being done with it...

...heheh.. thanks, John.. yeah, he's really getting one... his paperwork is almost through now.. he's got a British Ferret, but I think that someone else had tried mounting one on an armored car, and when the weapon was fired, it kept breaking the mounts... so, as far as I know, it is gonna be mounted on the Ferret... heh, I think he might have to upgrade his Armored Car to something bigger, personally...

and, oh yeah, he intends to shoot it... here is what he just e-mailed me..

"I'm just getting a single shot - not the whole gatling gun style affair. the barrel is one of the barrels off an a-10. I'll build an action around the single barrel and have a pretty damn neat single shot."...

..still.. a 30mm?... wow... I think he said he could make rounds for it for around 12 bucks a pop.... he's one crazy guy... Alaska has some pretty neat gun laws, evidently..

all the best,

XXXX

While doing a little research, I came across this page and got distracted. Waaaay cool re-enacting in England. But - I think herein also lies the answer to the question above - how to mount the dang thing...

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On a more serious note: How about this? Already built to take a pounding, and gives you some mobility, too.

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Of course, that's probably too small. So, perhaps this.

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