Volcanic Repeater

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Volcanic Repeating Arms Pistol - .41
Volcanic Repeating Arms Pistol with factory engraving - .41

The Volcanic Repeater is a very important gun in history. At the time, most other firearms were muzzle loaded. A joint venture led to the creation. The Jennings Rifle Company had Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson working for them, and they teamed up on this pistol. This led to the partnership of Smith and Wesson a year later in 1854. Oliver Winchester, one of the company's investors, effectively dissolved the Volcanic Repeating Arms company in 1857, later relaunching the company as the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Volcanic Repeater mechanism was heavily influential on Winchester's classic lever-action rifles, including the Henry rifle (1860) and the Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy". Two of the world's largest gun companies are here because of this collaboration.

The Volcanic lever action magazine firearm was patented February 14, 1854 by Smith and Wesson and manufactured by Smith & Wesson, The Volcanic Repeating Arms, and New Haven Arms Companies until 1860.

The Volcanic firearms were manufactured in these variants:
Caliber Magazine
3.5/4" .31 6 Pocket Pistol
6" .31 10 for Target Practice
6" .41 7-8 Navy Pistol
8" .41 9-10 Navy Pistol
16.5" .41 20 Pistol with detachable shoulder stock
16/16.5" .41 20 Rifle Carbine
20/21" .41 25 Rifle Carbine
24/25" .41 30 Rifle Carbine

The Volcanic Repeater and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood Manco (The Man With No Name) 1965
For a Few Dollars More Gian Maria Volontè El Indio 1965
Magnificent Warriors Richard Ng Luk 1987
Magnificent Warriors Michelle Yeoh Fok Ming-Ming 1987
Magnificent Warriors Tung-Shing Yee Sky 1 1987
Invisible Target in Cheung Man Yiu's office 2007


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Man in the High Castle seen on the wall 2015

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Gun 2005
Call of Juarez "Volcano Gun" 2007
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood "Volcano Gun" 2009
Red Dead Redemption "Volcanic Pistol" 2010
Fistful of Frags "Volcanic Pistol" 2014
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016

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