Semi auto revolver?

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

  1. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
    Oregon
    AK's all day.

    Messages:
    4,848
    Likes Received:
    6,350
    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

    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    8,364
    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.

    Messages:
    4,848
    Likes Received:
    6,350
    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

    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    8,364
    by the way, Emilio Ghisoni who designed the mateba also designed the Chiappa Rhino. You can see the similarities in look
     
    Joe13 likes this.
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
    Oregon
    AK's all day.

    Messages:
    4,848
    Likes Received:
    6,350
    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.
     
    Joe13 likes this.
  6. boogerhook

    boogerhook
    Seattle
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    yes, both the grip and the alignment of the wheel bottom with the barrel
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98
    NW Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    7,694
    Likes Received:
    11,585
    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.
     
    Joe13 and Dyjital like this.
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,299
    Likes Received:
    16,648
    Handsome pistols!
    I'll take a Webley/Fosbury though! They're so fuggly it's beautiful!:D

    IMG_0505.JPG
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki
    Sub Light Speed
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    4,779
    Likes Received:
    12,999
    I always wanted a Lemat, but that's for a different thread! Super cool idea, too bad they are so expensive!:(
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  10. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo
    Milwaukie
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    312
    Buddy of mine had one, was neat to shoot...wierd, but neat. One of the funkiest guns Ive handled.
     
    Ura-Ki and Joe13 like this.
  11. Joe13

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

    Messages:
    8,461
    Likes Received:
    16,768
    Maybe @Joe Link will add one for a prize for the next forum giveaway:p
     
  12. mkwerx

    mkwerx
    Forest Grove, OR
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,206
    Likes Received:
    3,435
    That is a revolver I wouldn't mind having
     
    Joe13 and Ura-Ki like this.
  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson
    Everson, Wa.
    Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,626
    Likes Received:
    19,625
    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
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016
    Joe13 and Ura-Ki like this.
  14. tac

    tac
    UK, Oregon and Ontario.
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    5,650
    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
     
    Sgt Nambu and Ura-Ki like this.
  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,594
    Likes Received:
    11,009




     
    Sgt Nambu and ZA_Survivalist like this.
  16. JeremyK

    JeremyK
    Milwaukie
    Professional BA

    Messages:
    1,148
    Likes Received:
    1,419
    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.

    IMG_1288.JPG
     
    Sgt Nambu and ZA_Survivalist like this.
  17. albin25

    albin25
    Lewiston Idaho
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    6,510
    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.
     
    Certaindeaf likes this.
  18. JeremyK

    JeremyK
    Milwaukie
    Professional BA

    Messages:
    1,148
    Likes Received:
    1,419
    ... and now you totally want one, right?
     
  19. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3
    Corvallis
    Active Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    68
    I bought two Matebas before they got totally unreasonable. Glad I did.
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  20. The Heretic

    The Heretic
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,594
    Likes Received:
    11,009
    oh i see - merged
     

Share This Page