Volquartsen Takes Over Production Of Summit Straight Pull Rifles

by Pete

In the category of what two things fit perfectly together, Volquartsen and anything .22LR is pretty much a given. So when the latest email blast came from the precision rifle and pistol manufacturer showing a new production run of the Summit Rifle, I couldn’t help but smile. After all, Primary Weapon Systems (PWS) announced the retirement of the straight pull rifles and receivers a couple of years ago, leaving myself and others to scramble for the remaining guns. My project “spark plug” – making a charger style pistol with a Summit receiver – has unfortunately stalled for the moment, due mostly to time constraints.

It’s worth repeating – suppressed rimfire is life. With the Summit rifle, you get the benefit of a manual bolt action rifle, with all the aftermarket support of the Ruger 10/22 platform. I predict the Volquartsen Summit rifles will be a hit. Details can be found below.

Volquartsen Summit straight pull Rifle

The Volquartsen Summit bolt action 22 LR is based on a concept originally developed by Primary Weapons Systems. The Volquartsen Summit represents the combination of their innovative design and 40+ years of our own rimfire experience,

Designed for both competition shooting as well as small game hunting, this unique rifle is a straight-pull bolt action inspired by the 10/22 style platform. The CNC-machined receiver features an integral 20 MOA Picatinny Rail, making it the perfect rifle for any rimfire long range shooting.

The Summit is built using our lightweight carbon fiber barrel. It features a muzzle threaded 1/2 x 28, making it the perfect companion for your favorite suppressor. It doesn’t get much quieter than a 22 LR bolt gun suppressed!

This innovative design is built for everyone from the junior just getting into shooting to the accomplished competitor. It features everything you could ask for.


  • A suppressor-ready 1/2 x 28 threaded barrel
  • Crisp, clean 1.75 lb trigger pull
  • Magpul stock features adjustable LOP for any size shooter to get comfortable
  • (Optional) Laminated Lightweight Thumbhole Stock, Brown, Right-Handed
  • Approximately 5lb 13oz
  • MSRP: Starts at $1,195.00

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  • Saint Vincent of Lerins Saint Vincent of Lerins on Jan 13, 2018

    I recently picked up a Ruger 10/22 Target Tactical for $307 on Gun Genie. Same porky barrel, but a lot heavier. My point being, that a bolt action 22 is too low key IMO.

  • Jason Jason on Jan 13, 2018

    Ok, so explain to me the reason that the straight-pull bolt action is so much better than a more typical rotating bolt? Seriously, I'm not trying to start a fuss I just have no experience with a straight - pull and want to know. Why spend this money instead of the American Rimfire from Ruger that also enjoys all the 10/22 aftermarket stuff? I genuinely want to know. Diversity is cool in firearm design, but is this better or just different?

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    • Andy1077 Andy1077 on Jan 14, 2018

      @Jason Looked it up, looks pretty cool but I think if it were me I’d do the volquartsen or a Browning t-bolt if I were to buy a straight pull action