Anybody have a Mateba?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Trez, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Just would like to know more about them before I fork over that kind of $$$$....

    The one in question is a .357 Mag; are the .38 Spl. spring kits available anymore?

    The shop wants $1,300 for it, (I may be able to get him to go down or have it out the door for that price) Looks like its in perfect condition.. I have seen them for twice the price, but thats still quite the investment for me, and Im a bit hesitant... (But it is a autorevolver, and thats just F-ing awesome!)

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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    $1300? :eek: My Ruger GP100 will shoot .357 & .38 and cost about $400.
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I know, thats more than the 'dusa...

    But looking around the web the Matebas are going $3,000+ :eek:
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Mateba. Unicorn. Saddle up.
     
  5. TaurusUserPT92

    TaurusUserPT92 New Member

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    Where is this shop? I want it.
     
  6. nsbeach

    nsbeach New Member

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    Matebas are a Unique design combining the advantages of a revolver and a semi automatic pistol. The designer is no longer alive and the company is defunct. The 38 is not a good option as that cartridge probably will not have enough pressure to operate the gun in semi automatic. These guns are quite rare and collectible and the $1300.00 price is well below market price for collectors. The guns came in varying barrel lengths and calibers including 4,6, 8 & 18" (carbine) -.357, 44Magnum & 454 Casull . Parts are difficult to come by but you may want to contact Russell at AWA in Miami who was the original importer and distrubutor.

    www.matebafan.com is also a good source of information. I would buy the one at $1300.00 in a heartbeat if it is complete and clean - it would easily go for between $2000.00 & $3000.00 on Gunbroker.
     
  7. Transman

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    I recently bought a Chiappa Rhino,very similar design,some of the same folks I think.A very sweet shooter with a 4" barrel.Just under a thousand.Draws a lot of attention at the range.
     
  8. Windlestick

    Windlestick New Member

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    The main designer is exactly the same guy, Emilio Ghisoni. Chiappa is one of the few companies to give his ideas a chance after Mateba. It's an effective design and ingenious. Wish I could get a 2-inch barrel here in CA.