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How Do I Remove the Cylinder From The Crane Of a Taurus 605

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by RVTECH, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Or in other words separate the crane and cylinder. Please advise. Thanks.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link(s) but the Taurus crane stays attached to the cylinder when the extractor rod is removed. So back to the original question - how do I separate the crane from the cylinder? Thanks.
     
  4. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    If it's anything like the 2 Taurus revolvers I just worked on, the ejector rod has reverse threads and that has to be unscrewed first. Then the crane comes out with some help from a rubber mallet. Hope that helps.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yes left hand threads! knurled ejector rod is easy to bugger up. I use a pair rawhide covered jaws in my vice to grab the knurled end.
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Just to be clear the ejector rod and ejector are out but the crane is still happily mated to the cylinder and there has to be a procedure for this - and it does not appear a rubber mallet is going to separate them.
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Generally, you remove the forward side plate screw nearest the barrel.
    Numrich has a schematic of your revolver, and it shows a groove near the end of the crane (yoke) tube.
    If you remove just that screw, the crane should just pull out.
    Make sure you have a couple of spent shells loaded equidistantly into the cylinder when you tighten the extractor rod.
    That way you won't torque the extractor.
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Taurus model 82 disassembly - YouTube watch @ 11:50
     
  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Dont use a steel punch on the cyl face or breach end like in the vid..

    Taurus_SmallFrame_schem.jpg
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I watched the model 82 video and I like the fact that Taurus gives you a hole in the frame to tap out the side plate.
    If you ever have to remove a S&W or Colt side plate, you remove all of the side plate screws and give the grip frame a good whack with a small plastic mallet, while holding the barrel with your other hand. The side plate will pop off. Never pry off a side plate.
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    GOT IT! It was just so dirty the carbon was keeping the crane 'locked' in the cylinder retaining bushing, yet would still spin. A small screwdriver between the front of the cylinder and the crane (as a lever) with slight pressure popped it free. The only thing left is the cylinder bushing and it has what appear to be screwdriver slots and looks like it is threaded on a parts list I printed earlier today.
     
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