So here we have the Medusa M-47 multi-caliber revolver, I found this very interesting for a number of reasons. Every semi-auto pistol, or revolver, usually fires ONE type of ammunition and we’re all familiar with that, but these folks developed a revolver that will fire an assortment of different caliber ammunition. And something like this could come-in VERY handy in a pinch, especially now, if your local gun store is out of certain calibers of ammunition.
The Medusa Model 47 (or Medusa M47) is a revolver manufactured by Phillips & Rodgers Inc. of Huntsville, Texas, in the late 1990s. Based on the Smith & Wesson K frame, it is notable for being capable of chambering and firing approximately 25 different cartridges.The revolver was not a commercial success and the company that produced them ceased operations after just a few hundred units were made
These guns had a niche that would allow them to shoot several different types of ammo. They both have adjustable teeth inside the cylinders which allow them to basically accept any ammo that is as small in diameter as a 32acp and nothing larger in diameter or length than a .357mag. So that includes 9mm, 380, 9mm kurtz or largo, .38 super, and the list goes on. It’s really based on the size of the round that allows whether it fits or not. The cylinders are hardened to 36 Rockwell, the same alloy used in Gatlin Gun barrels of F-16 fighters. These Revolvers were ahead of their time and only 500 were produced, 250 stayed in the US and the rest were exported. Nobody really knows how many 4 inch, 6inch, 8inch barrels were made.
Sadly, since there was a limited amount of these guns made, if you do manage to find one, they can range from $1,999.00 on up to $5,999.99, a little spendy for the average working class American. But, if you have the cash and just gotta have one for your gun collection, I say, go for it. They do come in different barrel lengths and with the longer barrel, comes a higher price for the gun.
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|Weight:||2.38 lbs (1.08 kg) empty.|
|Caliber:||Can chamber, fire, and extract almost any cartridges in the .38/9mm/.357 ammunition range (Does not include .357 Sig).|
|Barrel Length:||2.5 inch (6.4 cm), 3 inches (7.6 cm), 4 inch (10.2 cm), 5 inch (12.7 cm), or 6 inch (15.2 cm).|
|Range:||150 ft (45.7 m).|
|Cylinder:||6 rounds .|