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Semi auto revolver?

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by ZA_Survivalist, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Say what?


    Not sure if posting this link breaks any new forum rules. My apologies if it does.

    I just have never seen anything like this before, sure the Dardick.. But thats a self loading revolver, not a true semi auto revolver. I was skeptical until halfway through when he shows how it reciprocates.
     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Mateba is one of those guns I'd like to have but could not shoot because it is such a collector item (plus costs thousands of dollars)
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If anyone on the forum was to aquire one Im sure it would be between you and PlayboyPenguin :D
    In either case Id be massively jelous
     
  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    by the way, Emilio Ghisoni who designed the mateba also designed the Chiappa Rhino. You can see the similarities in look
     
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  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Definitely. At first I was very skeptical.. Thinking it was a spoof video with a custom barrel to give it that movie menacing look.
    But sure enough when the entire barrel and cylinder cycled back I was shocked.
     
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  6. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    yes, both the grip and the alignment of the wheel bottom with the barrel
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The price tag of $3,000 for one would make me think twice.
    I would order a new Coonan .357 Magnum for half of that if I wanted a semi auto in that caliber.
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Handsome pistols!
    I'll take a Webley/Fosbury though! They're so fuggly it's beautiful!:D

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  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted a Lemat, but that's for a different thread! Super cool idea, too bad they are so expensive!:(
     
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  10. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Buddy of mine had one, was neat to shoot...wierd, but neat. One of the funkiest guns Ive handled.
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe @Joe Link will add one for a prize for the next forum giveaway:p
     
  12. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    That is a revolver I wouldn't mind having
     
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  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    4664025048_trounds.jpg 7564025048_tumblr_m4tc9oC04h1rwjpnyo1_500.jpg
    Anybody else remember the Dardick?
    It was a Semi auto revolver from the 60's
    It fired funky ammo called "Trounds"
    Andy 4664025048_trounds.jpg
     
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  14. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The Mateba is at least twenty-five years old.

    It felt as odd to shoot as it looked. I fired one in .357Mag back in the days and recall that the dealer sold them off cheaply because they were so darned weird.

    And the Dardick could also be converted into a very ungainly-looking carbine that was as ergonomic as a wood-plane handle on an anvil.

    tac
     
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  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  16. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    The Webley-Fosbery semi auto revolver was definitively an odd duck, I remember reading about them a few years ago in American rifleman.

    Webley-Fosbery

    The grooves milled into the cylinder mated with a protruding piece of metal at the bottom Of the frame, and the angularity of the grooves provided for a ramp effect which reciprocated the top of the frame (the slide?) upon firing, which cocked the hammer back. Pretty interesting, but you had to keep it extremely clean. Cool idea, but to me it seems to defeat the simplicity of a revolver's action.

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  17. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Holey moley! Someone has managed to hit the tri-fecta.
    - ugly
    - stupid
    - unneccessary
    The last 2 times that level of unfortunate creation was attained (that immediately come to mind)...
    ...was Hillary Clinton's and Barry Sotero's mothers.
     
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  18. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    ... and now you totally want one, right?
     
  19. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    I bought two Matebas before they got totally unreasonable. Glad I did.
     
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  20. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    oh i see - merged