Hello everyone, I'm new here but I am the guy that contacted DNG directly and asked them about making an overseas version of Vash's gun for countries outside of Japan and my friends over at the Vash's .45 Long Colt website
put up the petition for me. I have been emailing DNG back and forth asking about the possibilities of remaking their original version and making an airsoft version.
Their response to me is exactly as stated above by Goth Kitty 22. (Thanks for bringing this here BTW)
As far as an airsoft version goes, they said that "it is technically impossible to manufacture it" but not that it is impossible to mod the existing kit into an airsoft. I've seen it done and I'll be doing one myself. I have 2 original DNG kits of Vash's gun and made a copy of one of my kits so that I could specifically mod it into an airsoft and may even do a tutorial for those that care.
vyrax778: I, too, would love to see a real version of Vash's Eagle .45 long colt but then again I have talked to and been consulted by enough gunsmiths to know that it is impossible to make a faithful working recreation of this gun. The biggest problem mechanically lies in the fact that the gun is bottom chamber aligned and has an auto-ejection system as seen in the show (and the fact that it's an anime gun with all it's Angel Arm wackiness).
Balmung: I'm assuming you mean you want them to release the Hellsing guns to the US, correct? If that's the case then it would most likely take another collection of 200 sigs for them to start license negotiations and then another 200 just to start production. However if you are just wanting the guns now and have the money to spare, email me and I might have a lead for you. (and let me tell you I have both of DNG's Hellsing guns and the Jackal is by far the better of the 2, given that it is an airsoft mod.)
Thanks for the support, everyone, even if it was in reluctance. It is all appreciated.