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Old 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #21
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"Im seeing a lot of the S&W hammers marked "MIM". What does that mean? "

Made in Mexico
Might injure minors
Many in Mississippi
Is that the cheap metal stuff?
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Mold injected metal?

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MIM is Metal Injection Molded. Cast steel. The Medusa dates from much prior to the MIM S&W parts and long before Smith switched to the frame mounted firing pin. I am doubtful one of the newer hammers will work, but you never know.

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Know anyone who can tig weld?
I would agree with DSSTRPC and get it tig welded and see if it will cure the problem. If that fixes it I wouldn't bother with getting another hammer for it.

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The big problem is nobody will work on it... All my guns are either too old or too rare...

It seems Im always on my own when I need a gun fixed...

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The big problem is nobody will work on it... All my guns are either too old or too rare...

It seems Im always on my own when I need a gun fixed...
At least it wasn't made by IH.
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At least it wasn't made by IH.
Then it wouldnt need fixin'...
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Hello. I'm a new member who signed up specifically because of the Medusa revolver related threads on this site.

I'm wondering how this turned out. Did the Medusa get repaired, and do you know for sure what the problem was exactly?

I'm a fan of this rare and mostly unknown pistol, and I'm always looking for more information. (The posts by Jonathan Phillips on this site made me decide to join.)

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Still figuring it out... Why dont you stop by the introduction thread and tell us a little about yourself? Do you have a Medusa? Im tired of being the only person here with one!

Feel free to ask anything, and ill try to answer best I can...

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Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't know about the introductions thread. Mine is up there now.

As for me having a Medusa, I'm working on that. I've wanted one since I first learned of them, back in the mid-90's. Most people didn't know about it then, and somehow it seems even fewer know of it now. I've only met one person who owned a Ruger BlackHawk conversion with the P&R cylinder. Outside of him, I think I've personally met three people who ever heard of the Medusa pistol.

I am working on getting one currently, and I checked with the seller to be sure a problem similar to the one you experienced didn't occur with his pistol. Hopefully I can learn from your situation.

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