The Model 6 Unica, designed by Emilio Ghisoni and produced by Mateba, is one of the few semi-automatic revolvers to ever exist, alongside the Webley-Fosbery. On firing, the barrel, cylinder and upper frame recoil by 1/2 inch (12.7mm) on the lower frame, which houses the grip and trigger, cocking the hammer and rotating the cylinder.
Like the prior Emilio Ghisoni designs, the gun fires from the bottom chamber of the cylinder rather than the top, as is almost universally the case in other revolvers, aligning the recoil more directly with the hands of the shooter and somewhat eliminating muzzle flip. The hexagonal cylinder cross-section and lack of top strap are also unusual features in modern firearms.
A rare carbine version is also known to exist.
Type: Recoil-operated semi-automatic Revolver
- .357 Magnum (also chambers .38 Special but requires a spring change to cycle properly)
- .44 Magnum (also chambers .44 Special but requires a spring change to cycle properly)
- .454 Casull (also chambers .45 Long Colt but requires a spring change to cycle properly)
Capacity: 6 rounds (all calibers)
Fire Modes: Semi-automatic DA/SA (first trigger pull double action, subsequent shots single action)
Barrel: Interchangeable design, 3", 4", 5", 6", 8" and 18" lengths available
|Serenity||Summer Glau||River Tam||Customised 4" barrel model||2005|
|Adam Baldwin||Jayne Cobb|
|Gina Torres||Zoë Alleyne Washburne|
|Gamer||Gerard Butler||Kable||Customised 4" barrel model, as originally used in Serenity||2009|
|Give 'em Hell Malone||Thomas Jane||Malone||6" barrel||2009|
|Looper||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Joe||4" barrel||2012|
|Bruce Willis||Old Joe|
|The Maze Runner||Will Poulter||Gally||4" barrel||2014|
|The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Shailene Woodley||Beatrice "Tris" Prior||4" barrel||2015|
|Miles Teller||Peter Hayes|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Alias||Aharon Ipalé||Ineni Hassan||4" barrel / "So It Begins" (S1E02)||2001|
|Victor Garber||Jack Bristow||4" barrel / "The Confession" (S1E11)||2002|
|Battlefield 4||Unica 6||Dragon's Teeth DLC||2013|
|Watch_Dogs||M8-M / Chrome / Auto-6||2013|
|Resident Evil: Revelations 2||2005M||Actually a Model 6 Unica||2015|
|Uncharted 4: A Thief's End||2016|
|Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex||Togusa||Mateba 2008M, fictional hybrid of 2006M and Model 6 Unica - .357 Magnum||2002-2003|
|Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig||Togusa||Mateba 2008M, see above||2004-2005|
|Ghost in the Shell Arise||Togusa||Named Mateba 2008M||2013-2014|
|Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture||Togusa||Named Mateba 2008M||2015|
- Mateba - A list of all firearms manufactured by Mateba.