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. However, a number of states have passed legislation banning various devices such as "bump stocks" and some of these have used language that appears to include a ban on devices such as the Crankfire. Be sure you know your state laws before ordering!
The only letter I have ever seen was 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. 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. No modifications are required to the gun itself. The Standard Crankfire is mounted to your gun's existing pistol-grip back plate, and the Spade Grip Crankfire has its own back plate, so your original back plate is swapped out. On the M2HB Crankfire, a simple swap of your butterfly trigger is required, with a dedicated trigger that is included. No permanent mod, just a straight parts swap in your back plate. If your M2 back plate has the bolt hold-open feature, that must also be removed to use the Crankfire.
A. Two models are available to work with the 1919A4/A6, and also the water cooled 1917A1. Limited production of the M2HB Crankfire has been undertaken, see Product or Order pages.
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 available as we can get them made. Call for current availability. Price is $40 shipped, or $35 when ordered with a 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.