The Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns” program this week (4/4/12) was a little more interesting than usual, containing segments on firing a Volcanic pistol (including shop-making of Rocket Balls), and also firing of a 40mm Bofors gun. Worth watching if you get Discovery.
Unfortunately, not a lot of detail was provided on exactly how they made the Rocket Balls, or how they loaded the 40mm shells. I’ve often wondered why some of the Italian replica makers haven’t tried making Volcanic pistols, especially as it probably would not be that difficult for someone to produce the ammunition for them, as no brass case is required.
Many years ago, I had a Volcanic pistol but never fired it. I would definitely be interested in having a shootable replica.