Monday, February 18, 2008

Medusa Revolver

The Medusa model 47 by Phillips & Rodgers

What an interesting revolver. It shoots just about ANY .38 caliber (which is equal to 9mm) ammunition out there, without any modification. Each cylinder has it's own extractor, rather than a star type for all 6, and it is this that holds in recessed rims like on the semi-auto ammo. Little fingers hold the cartridge for the firing pin to hit the primer

What a boon for those on a budget or as a survival gun that'll eat most anything you can scrounge out of a post necropalypse world, when the undead zombie walk the earth and outnumber the living 10,000 to 1.

$900ish retail.

There is a unique 9 (!) lands and grooves in the rifling of the barrel to make it easy to identify by forensics-ballistic types crime lab people. No other gun has that. Otherwise, the police might think, presuming someone used the revolver nefariously, that there were SIX different shooters, and guns belonging to same, to go with six different bullet types. Tricky!


Jay G said...

Now you've done it:

"The Medusa chambers, fires, and extracts 25 different cartridges in the .38/9mm/.357 ammunition range."

Name 'em...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh golly. I'm not that knowledgeable, but lessee.

There are 21 or so pistol calibers listed here that might count.

I didn't count the .357 SIG in the 21 because it won't fit in the chamber. I don't know if any of the OTHER 21 might be in teh same category as the SIG round. The list omits the .380, but I bet it's covers as the 9x17 Browning Short.

I guess I'd have to write a letter to Medusa's marketing department and tell Lucy she has some splainin' to do.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

And really. Who has loads of surplus "9mm Glisenti" that they have to burn through anyway?

Jay G said...

Let me see. Without cheating (ahem)...

.38 Smith & Wesson
.38 Short Colt
.38 Long Colt
.38 S&W Special
.357 Magnum
.357 Maximum

9X17mm (a.k.a. 9mm kurtz/short or .380ACP)
9X18mm Makarov
9X19mm Luger/Parabellum
9X23mm (Largo)
9X23mm (Steyr)
.38 ACP
.38 Super

Hmm. Only 15 out of 25. Guess there's 10 speciality loads out there a la Glisenti...

Jonathan said...

I was asked what the Medusa would shoot and gave the list you guys have been complaining about since 1980. Did you mention .30 carbine(8" group @ 10 yards), 22 jet, 32, 32 mag, 351 SLMod, 356 TSW(very accurate), and Visier(Germany) found 117! WTF? If I missed one, does that mean the Navy Seals shouldn't shoot the Medusa under water any more? Does that mean the sub-one-inch 25 yard targets shot by Popular Mechanics are bogus? Get a life!!!