Stovepipes in a Taurus 92


October 27, 2006, 06:50 PM
I just went and shot my new Taurus 92 and I had 6 stovepipes out of a 100rds. of Blazer Brass. This is an older model Taurus, but it is good shape. The recoil spring seems weak, and so does the spring in the 15rd. magazine. Could these be causing the problem? I am very dissapointed because the first Taurus 92 i had functioned perfectly. Any info would be much appreciated:) ...

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October 27, 2006, 07:27 PM
Right on the mark.Good troubleshooting!!! :)

October 27, 2006, 11:01 PM
Probably a good call to just replace the springs with new Wolff springs. They're cheap, excellent quality, and whenever you buy an older model gun, it's a good idea to replace them have no idea how overused the old ones may be. A new Mec-Gar mag can't hurt, either.

And the nice thing about the Taurus is that if there's still a problem after that, their lifetime warranty applies, even secondhand.

Steve C
October 28, 2006, 12:51 AM
Stovepiping is a failure to clear the ejection port. Typically a weak recoil spring gets the slide moving faster and the empties get thrown out further, the same can be said for higher powered ammo. If the pistol will eject rounds when you operate the slide manually and fails to do so when shooting the problem could be: too strong a recoil spring, ammo too low powered, dirty pistol, poorly lubricated pistol, ammo seizing in the chamber, shooter retarding the slide by either limp wristingm or dragging a thumb on the slide.

If the pistol will not eject ammo manually then the problem is usually either the extractor or the ejector.

New, ie stronger, recoil and magazine springs are not going to help with your stove pipe problem. That doesn't mean it may not be a good idea to change them out anyway.

October 28, 2006, 11:08 AM
I know a dry gun will cause stovepiping. Limp wristing will also induce stovepiping.

October 28, 2006, 01:20 PM
A lot of people report problems with CCI Blazer Brass in many different guns. Try something else. Replacing the extractor spring has cured extraction issues for me with 9mm CCI Aluminum Blazer. This gun extracted and ejected loaded rounds without issues.

If the ejector is not broken (older model => used gun) and different ammo is not the cure, I'd at least clean behind the extractor but once you have it out might as well replace the spring when you put it back together. Only if this doesn't fix it would I mess with changing recoil springs. Weak recoil spring should cause violent ejection -- its how I know my 1911 needs new recoil spring, the brass starts flying out of sight instead of piling up about 3' right and 4' back.


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