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Taurus 85 issues

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by darkminstrel, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    My wife's BuG is a Taurus revolver in .38 and recently the weapon has been giving us some issues. It will cycle fine sometimes and other times it will hang up pretty solidly. Well since she wanted a slightly lighter trigger pull I got some springs ordered and disassembled the weapon. After a good cleaning and open-sided reassembly I discovered the locking issue by accident;

    The hand pin is lodged in the back of the trigger. Some grit must have gotten in there and sunk it in to the point of immobility. The gun will fire perfectly...as long as you're aiming it at the ground. Getting a replacement is going to be a chore, I haven't been able to track either piece down.

    So if you've got a similar issue showing up on your Taurus revolver this could be the culprit!
     
  2. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    It's a tiny spring housed in the top of the trigger under the hand pin. (plunger) I'm very familiar with that part. (like every Taurus revolver part) Taurus part number 33 Hand Spring. It's a $3.20 part from Numrich #28 p/n 581280A but they are sold out. You may find Taurus will not sell it because it is part of the trigger assembly and they don't really sell those to anyone including me. If you still have the parts you should be able to clean them up and reinstall them. If not your best bet is to make one from some Brownells spring stock. At least that is what I would do.

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  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that the pin is stuck in the trigger. I've tapped it with a hammer, soaked it in penetrating oil, took my torch to it(nice blue colour now!), scraped at it with dentist picks...I'm going to have to drill it out I think.
     
  4. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    It sounds like one end of the spring is wedged between the pin bore and the pin. The harder you pull the tighter it's going to get. Like a chinese finger puzzle. At this point you don't have much for options. Taurus will not sell you the pin or the spring. Now that you have blued the trigger itself it is ruined too. I would throw yourself on the mercy of Taurus and let them fix it. It won't cost that much but you will be out of your gun for at least a month.
     
  5. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    try removing just the parts made by Taurus and replace them with S&W parts I've found this tends to fix problems with most Taurus models
     
  6. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Took a look around the Numrich site and it seems that the S&W uses a slightly different trigger system. I looked through all the models listed and did not see a replacement pin and spring that would work in the Taurus. Have a line on an entire trigger assembly, including spring and pin though so I'll probably just pick that up.
     
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  7. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Let us know how this turns out.