Author Topic: Help fill HenryUSA.com's suggestion box with requests for a Volcanic Pistol..!  (Read 1706 times)

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A few years back I sent Mr. Imperato a suggestion that he should start making a replica of the Volcanic Lever-action Pistol.  I got a short reply back that HenryUSA only deals in long guns.

Well, lo-and-behold; they have now just released a couple of revolvers to complement their line of shotguns and rifles. 
I must admit that the double-action revolvers do not tickle my fancy to any particular degree...

But this opens the road for us gun-nerds to suggest that they start making a replica of the "Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol"...?!!

Such a replica would need to include a factory installed short-stroke kit, and a short cartridge such as the .44 S&W Russian in order to make it functional as a one-hand (read: middle finger) operated handgun.

So I hereby enlist the help of all CAS-City citizens; stop by the suggestion box in the link below and submit your request for a "short-stroke lever-action pistol" made in the USA, or not made at all...!

https://www.henryusa.com/henry-firearm-suggestion-box/
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I applaud HRA in today's climate, not only built in the USA, but continued RD of new offerings.
I hope their new Revolver does very well in sales.

I will drop off a suggestion, and support their brand.
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Talk about a fun small game gun! They could go 380 or 40sw to keep to keep the oal minimal or even 22 short. I'd pay two grand for one with regulated sights.

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Hopefully this comes out........Volcanic rifle in a Few Dollars More

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 :)  Hey ALL  ;)

Ive jumped onna band wagon too.  I don't actually hold out much hope.  The market would be so SMALL, profit would be fleeting.

I remember several lustrum ago, there was a small outfit that started making a replica of the Volcanic Pistol.  I think it was a .22 and quite expensive.  Saw all the lead-up by the "scribes" and then it disappeared.  Does not bode well.

And there was a guy who built a replica Volcanic Pistol and a replica Volcanic Rifle.  I followed the rifle build on "Paco Kelly's Lever Guns."  Fell built it in .40 Cal.  Really neat rifle.  Never found out much about the pistol though.


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FWIW i’ll throw in as well, however I’d much rather see an 1860 in .44 special from them.

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I'm thinking they'd be more likely to make a volcanic rifle (44 Russian probably, as mentioned) before a pistol.  Since Uberti makes the Henry, that limits HRA's sales of those somewhat.  But Uberti don't make no Volcanics!

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 :) Say Now  ;)

Ohh Ahh Abilene!!  Now that's a really cool idea.  Wish I'd thought of it.  A replica Volcanic Rifle in 44 Russian would actually be sort of a Medium or Small Frame Henry.  Held to a 20 inch barrel, would also be quite quick and handy.  Way KOOL too.  Eastwood is seen holding a Volcanic in one of the Dollar Spaghetti Westerns.  Real cute little thing.

Fella I followed on Paco Kelly's Lever Guns built a replicant Volcanic several years ago, that was chambered and built around a .40 ACP.  Since it was a "One Off" hand built sample example, the actual "real" cost was astronomical, but . . . . .

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:) Say Now  ;)

Ohh Ahh Abilene!!  Now that's a really cool idea.  Wish I'd thought of it.  A replica Volcanic Rifle in 44 Russian would actually be sort of a Medium or Small Frame Henry.  Held to a 20 inch barrel, would also be quite quick and handy.  Way KOOL too.  Eastwood is seen holding a Volcanic in one of the Dollar Spaghetti Westerns.  Real cute little thing.

Fella I followed on Paco Kelly's Lever Guns built a replicant Volcanic several years ago, that was chambered and built around a .40 ACP.  Since it was a "One Off" hand built sample example, the actual "real" cost was astronomical, but . . . . .
I remember that guy.  Lots and lots of pictures and info about his project (and LOTs and lots of machining).  I think those posts are still out there somewhere.  He was modifying 40 S&W brass.

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Here's a couple of YouTube-videos of the gentleman who made the .40 cal. Volcanic pistol & carbine.

(I've been in contact with him, asking if he could make me a pistol or two. His reply was that he is a machinist, not a gunsmith, meaning he could legally make guns for himself, but not for sale to others.)

The loading process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XlKCIh2Afo&list=TLPQMTMwNTIwMjMjevV9R_koHA&index=5

The shooting process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dn9YK8HfH4&list=TLPQMTMwNTIwMjMjevV9R_koHA&index=1
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 :) Well Ok  ;)

I'll fess up.  I have to admit I did help with Henry US's in box.  However, I also went back and asked for a Volcanic in 44 russian and a Henry Transitional in 44 Special.  I would personally hold out more hope for a Transitional in 44 Sec.  the transitional would entail much less machining.

 

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