Frequently Asked Questions
You can find the answers to some of the most common questions below:
A. All hand cranked, cam operated trigger devices, used on Title One semi automatic firearms, are at this time "not illegal" under federal law, as per BATFE.
The only letter I have ever seen is posted at www.gatlingguns.com. All it says is that the unit/device does not constitute a firearm, so it is not regulated by them. This is exactly what Mr. Ed Owens at the Technical Branch told me about ten years ago. It appears that California and Minnesota have State laws that prohibit "trigger devices" so these units cannot be shipped to those two states. Anyone purchasing a trigger device, of any kind, should check their State and local laws to determine if such a device is legal or not. What is definitely Illegal is to connect any form of power to operate the device. "Hand cranked only" is OK.
A. All you need is a basic Allen wrench set, which is provided with each CrankFire unit, some Locktite, and a 7/16ths wrench for adjustments. These items can be found at your local hardware store.
A. None, unlike other trigger devices you don't need to drill holes, or machine new parts.
A. At the moment it is designed to work with the 1919A4/A6, and also the water cooled 1917A1.
A. Yes so long as you gun works with them.
A. As long as the ammo your using is good quality military surplus or commercial ammunition your gun should work fine.
A. The A6 buttstock adapter is now available again. Price is $40 shipped, or $35 when ordered with a CR Crankfire purchase.
A. With a well running 1919A4/A6 approx. 470 rounds per minute. In development is a system to dramatically increase the rate of fire. See our Video page for a sneak peak.