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Old 09-09-2012, 12:41 AM   #11
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You can use .380 auto. with moon clips in a .357 mag...................even 9mm.

But they are the same caliber, just different cartridge.
No you can't. Not with out a specially constructed cylinder. The moon clip will be too thick and the cylinder will not close. S&W did make a revolver with a cylinder configured for moon clipped .38 super
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Ruger makes a Blackhawk SA .357 revolver that comes with an extra cylinder the shoot 9 mm. Not real accurate, but it shoots them.
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Yeah if it`s a Medusa, that is what I meant............http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Firearms/Revolvers/Medusa_Model_47.htm
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Yeah if it`s a Medusa, that is what I meant............http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Firearms/Revolvers/Medusa_Model_47.htm
Then you dont even need the moon clips... The cylinder has little "fingers" that hold the rounds....
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Then you dont even need the moon clips... The cylinder has little "fingers" that hold the rounds....
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Why wouldnt everyone want a madusa? I sure do.
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I am very surprised no one has picked up the patents for the Medusa and produced a new version. I would LOVE to have one. They were made just down the road from where I went to college. If I had enough money back then, I would have gotten a conversion cylinder.
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The last person to have the patents for the Medusa, as far as I know, is a Gunsmith named Gary Reeder.. He made his own version called the Skorpion, but made it from a weaker metal and people were blowing them up...

Colt had a deal going with J. Phillips to make a version of the Medusa called the Survivor.. P&R spent a ton of money retooling to build the Survivor for Colt, but Colt decided that "they just wanted to manufacture their classic models" & backed out of the deal... P&R was out of money and the Medusa was dead...

P&R also manufactured a Multi-caliber bolt action called the Wilderness Explorer, but I cant even find a pic of it on the internet.. ( I so wish I could find one of those!!) There was a .45 "Medusa" cylinder conversion, and a .50 AE conversion as well...
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No you can't. Not with out a specially constructed cylinder. The moon clip will be too thick and the cylinder will not close. S&W did make a revolver with a cylinder configured for moon clipped .38 super
Several gunsmiths offer machining services to recess the cylinder face for moon clips. Most of the time though, it's just to allow moon clips for whatever cartridge the gun is already chambered for.

S&W and ruger have both offered moon clip 9mm revolvers. S&W still offers the 1917 revolver, which is .45 acp and uses moon clips. It's also been known as the Model 25, and the Model 625 in stainless. Almost forgot, S&W also offered the Model 610, which was chambered for 10mm and used moon clips. The Model 627 was the .38 super. The 627 was also offered in .357 with moon clips, and IIRC, recently S&W had a snubby .38 in the lineup that used moon clips.
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I have a Ruger Blackhawk convertible that shoots 357 mag, 38 spl and 9mm. It has a extra cylinder for 9mm. They cost $60 more than a regular Blackhawk but the cheap fun is worth it. The 9mm has good deal more pop from a 6.5" barrel than the traditional 4" barrel.

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