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Old 05-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Help with my Medusa??

Ok, lets try this again....

I need help fixing my Medusa. I bought a box of 9mm at a yard sale, and they were super hot (The primer fused with the head of the case after shooting!! )

It still shoots rimmed cartridges, but the firing pin isnt hitting the primers like it use to, and it doesnt hit the rimless rounds hard enough to fire at all... There a "dent" in my hammer, like the firing pin slammed back into the hammer. It looks like theres a small dent in the firing pin too, but the pin still flush with the frame.
Theres also a chip in my slide...

I read that the internal parts are the same as a S&W K-frame but others have told me different??

I was thinking of having the hammer TIG welded and re-case hardened, would that work, or would i be better off getting a new one? Could the slide be fixed this way? (Just TIG welded? The slide isnt case hardened)

Does anybody have a suggestion on how to remove the firing pin? I tried to remove the pin above the FP but it still doesnt come out...

Heres pics, if they help any?...

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Are you sure that the firing pin does not have a "ring" peened from that shot and could impede disassembly or firing?

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I have no idea, but just wanted to comment on your choice in towels, titty nipple pink, nice.



IMO, running garage-sale reloads in a limited production, no longer produced, oddball firearm is like running Premium Unleaded in your Scout.

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I never shoot reloads unless I have participated in the loading.

I know I can read the recipes in the book. My father still has a little problem with understanding that the case does not need to be filled to the top. I don't shoot with him.

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I never shoot reloads unless I have participated in the loading.
I didnt know they were reloads... They "looked" factory and in the original box...

Its done, and I cant change the past.... So where do I go from here???
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I didnt know they were reloads... They "looked" factory and in the original box...

Its done, and I cant change the past.... So where do I go from here???
Do they have no lingering customer support at all?
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Default Heat treat

If I remember correctly annealing and case hardening is based on carbon in the steel. Once you cook it off, you cannot (normally) add more. And the steel quality deteriorates the more you mess with heat.
My guess is if you want to salvage is to look for more parts.
I don't know much about revolvers.

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Do they have no lingering customer support at all?
Nada.....

I did find some S&W parts at midway that look exactly like them, but Im told S&W revolvers made at the same time as the Medusa dont use these parts?

When did S&W go to the "new style" of revolvers??

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/892765/smith-and-wesson-target-hammer-assembly-s-and-w-17-18-617-648-500-blue

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/926136/cylinder-and-slide-extra-length-firing-pin-new-style-s-and-w-j-k-l-n-frame-revolvers
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What does that pin under the rear sight hold?

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