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.