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Saw a rifle at one of the LGS’s yesterday. I’d never seen one. So I researched it last night..... bought it today.

It’s a Universal Vulcan .44mag, pump action. There were somewhere around 1500 made. I’ll post a pic Friday after I pick it up.

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I have never seen one before...I Binged it, that is a pretty cool and unusual rifle...You might have already seen this (a PDF owners manual)...

http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/vulcanmanual.pdf

Congratulations on the find...looking forward to the pics Smile


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Very cool. Looking forward to seeing it.



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Looks like a neat little gun.

If you get one of the 6 barreled motor driven Vulcans, please do email me to visit. Big Grin


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Looks like a pump action M1 Carbine. Interesting.
 
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I had never heard of these before, either. Really looking forward to a range report. Seems like a pretty neat little gun.
 
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Looks like a pump action M1 Carbine. Interesting.


That's pretty much exactly what it is. Some of the parts are even interchangeable with USGI M1 Carbine parts.

Universal Firearms, maker of the Vulcan 440 carbine, was the most prolific of the commercial M1 Carbine manufacturers. They wanted to develop a M1 Carbine variant with a larger cartridge than .30 Carbine, and ended up making it pump action because the M1 Carbine's short stroke tappet system couldn't handle the extra pressure of the .44 Magnum. (Plus, it was designed primarily for hunting, where rapid semiauto shots aren't as necessary.)

And yes, they're fairly rare, with only about 1500 Vulcans ever produced.
 
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Very interesting and cool gun. Odd thing is it was produced 45 minutes from my house and I've never heard of this particular gun. Have heard of Universal in the M1 carbine world and had no idea that they were so close to me.
 
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I has a UNI m1 carbine. even though they were prone to cracking i never had an issue like that. I used old milsurp ammo. I loved it traded it out years later. Well loved and cared for.
 
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Sorry for the lateness of pics. Busy week! Anyway, you'll notice that from the front of the receiver to the back it is basically an M1 Carbine. The rear mount point is part of the receiver unlike an M1. The bolt is M1 with the surrounding rim milled off and the extractor has been modified. The rifle came with one original plastic mag (4rds), one after market steel mag (5rds), but a standard M1 mag fits right in it. I believe that I'll be able to modify the M1 mag to work. The serial numbers started at 1000 to 2500. This one is under 12xx.













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Thanks for your post. What a cool find! I hope that it shoots great for you. SO interesting! :-)


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Super cool toy- I love any long guns that fire .44 mag; rivals the 30-30 out to 100 yards in energy with a big fat meplat to boot.

I still cannot believe that more companies are not offering centerfire pistol cartridge pump action rifles. I have several lever guns, and two Ruger semi autos, and would buy a pump .44 (or .357 for that matter) in a second.




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Originally posted by gearhounds:
Super cool toy- I love any long guns that fire .44 mag; rivals the 30-30 out to 100 yards in energy with a big fat meplat to boot.

I still cannot believe that more companies are not offering centerfire pistol cartridge pump action rifles. I have several lever guns, and two Ruger semi autos, and would buy a pump .44 (or .357 for that matter) in a second.



A year or so ago I tried to buy a Remington 788 (bolt action) .44 mag at an auction. It sold for more than I wanted to spend! Ruger used to make a semi-auto .44. They must not have sold enough to justify continuing. I do have a Marlin 1894CB (cowboy, octagonal 20” barrel) as well.


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Originally posted by beltfed21:
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Originally posted by gearhounds:
Super cool toy- I love any long guns that fire .44 mag; rivals the 30-30 out to 100 yards in energy with a big fat meplat to boot.

I still cannot believe that more companies are not offering centerfire pistol cartridge pump action rifles. I have several lever guns, and two Ruger semi autos, and would buy a pump .44 (or .357 for that matter) in a second.



A year or so ago I tried to buy a Remington 788 (bolt action) .44 mag at an auction. It sold for more than I wanted to spend! Ruger used to make a semi-auto .44. They must not have sold enough to justify continuing. I do have a Marlin 1894CB (cowboy, octagonal 20” barrel) as well.


I have both of the Ruger semi-auto types. The carbine is lighter and handier, but the Mini-14 based Deerfield is much more robust and less prone to breakage.

Roger makes a dandy .44 bolt gun, but I hear you need to hand load to really benefit from its accuracy potential.




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Neat rifle, I like the stock on it. Nice grain! Cool
 
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Originally posted by beltfed21:
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Originally posted by gearhounds:
Super cool toy- I love any long guns that fire .44 mag; rivals the 30-30 out to 100 yards in energy with a big fat meplat to boot.

I still cannot believe that more companies are not offering centerfire pistol cartridge pump action rifles. I have several lever guns, and two Ruger semi autos, and would buy a pump .44 (or .357 for that matter) in a second.



A year or so ago I tried to buy a Remington 788 (bolt action) .44 mag at an auction. It sold for more than I wanted to spend! Ruger used to make a semi-auto .44. They must not have sold enough to justify continuing. I do have a Marlin 1894CB (cowboy, octagonal 20” barrel) as well.


My brother in law has one of the Ruger .44 carbines, fun rifle, but finicky with 44SPL. He traded it for a Mossberg riot gun & sold that one to fund a GP100.




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Originally posted by beltfed21:
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Originally posted by gearhounds:
Super cool toy- I love any long guns that fire .44 mag; rivals the 30-30 out to 100 yards in energy with a big fat meplat to boot.

I still cannot believe that more companies are not offering centerfire pistol cartridge pump action rifles. I have several lever guns, and two Ruger semi autos, and would buy a pump .44 (or .357 for that matter) in a second.



A year or so ago I tried to buy a Remington 788 (bolt action) .44 mag at an auction. It sold for more than I wanted to spend! Ruger used to make a semi-auto .44. They must not have sold enough to justify continuing. I do have a Marlin 1894CB (cowboy, octagonal 20” barrel) as well.


My brother in law has one of the Ruger .44 carbines, fun rifle, but finicky with 44SPL. He traded it for a Mossberg riot gun & sold that one to fund a GP100.


The .44 semi-autos were for magnum only; .44 special would have barely cycled it.




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Which brings up another positive for the Vulcan being pump action... They'd be able to handle a wider variety of ammo, with everything from powder puff .44 Special loads up to extra stout .44 Magnum loads.
 
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Wow, nice! Thanks for sharing... I would have bought that if I had seen it too!


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My brother in law has one of the Ruger .44 carbines, fun rifle, but finicky with 44SPL. He traded it for a Mossberg riot gun & sold that one to fund a GP100.


The .44 semi-autos were for magnum only; .44 special would have barely cycled it.


Well then, that explains a lot.




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