About to try out the Taurus warranty

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About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby Flowmaster » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:36 pm

I posted on here years ago about having a stainless Taurus model 82 revolver. Its a pretty good copy of the S&W 64. 38 special, 4 inch gun. I just got new grips for it last weekend, a set of Hogue rubber grips new in the box for $15.

After putting the new grips on, I sat on the couch and opened the cylinder a few times. That's when it broke. The cylinder release seemed to be stuck in the forward position and the cylinder wouldn't come out of the side of the gun. It was unloaded at the time, but imagine if that had happened while it was loaded.

A few days later I showed the gun to my boss and after just holding it in exactly the right position the cylinder opened. The cylinder release never did rebound though. He noticed that the little detent in the middle of the cylinder's ejector was pushed in permanently. Then the gun wouldn't close or stay closed reliably.

The gun is stock and has had no modifications aside from the grips I just put on it. The gun has maybe 400 rounds of FMJ and LRN through it. Its a straight-shooter and was totally reliable until it broke. I guess that's how a lot of things go though, they're totally fine until all the sudden they're not fine.

So something is wrong and my boss is going to send it back for me. I gave them $15 to ship it out for me as an FFL can ship a handgun to another FFL and not have to do it overnight. Me as a non-FFL, I'd have to send the handgun overnight to Florida and that'd cost me like $50. I'll let everyone know when Taurus gets back to me and what they have to say about it. I guess now is the time for me to try out the Taurus warranty!
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby Kiln » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:12 am

Man let me know what happens. I've never had to use it yet over a half dozen Taurus/Rossi products.
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby FergusonTO35 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:40 am

Good luck, I would think this will be fixed right the first time. Sounds like something just broke on you, may have been marginal to begin with. I had an 82 like yours for awhile, very nice sixgun for the money. The only problem I had was that the little spring loaded plunger that holds the cylinder yoke in the frame was a bit too long and if you tightened it down all the way it was really hard to open and close the cylinder. I fixed it with a file in 5 minutes and the revolver never had another problem. Ended up selling it to pay hospital bills as I already had like four other .38's that I liked better.
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby Flowmaster » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:15 pm

The gun had been sitting for a long time, maybe a year? I don't know, but I was itching to take it out and try shooting it with the new grips and then it broke.
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby FergusonTO35 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:44 am

Did you take the sideplate off? There could have been just a little chunk of metal left from machining stowed away in there that finally got into the cylinder release mechanism.
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby Flowmaster » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:07 am

I thought about taking the sideplate off but I didn't because of the thing in the middle of the ejector star. Sometimes the cylinder release would stay forward and would take spring pressure to push it back to where it is supposed to rest. Other times it seemed to work like normal but not release the cylinder. Weird stuff. If it was just the cylinder release I would've tried to tackle it myself but the little nub in the middle of the cylinder being pushed in is what made me decide to send it to Taurus.
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Re: About to try out the Taurus warranty

Postby Stik » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:27 pm

I had to send my TCP back twice. Each time took about a month and there is a tracking function on their website so you can see where it is. I didn't think the time was terribly unreasonable.
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