Need help with a Taurus PT940 Re-Assembly


August 7, 2007, 08:42 PM
I bought a Taurus PT940 a few weeks back. It had some hazy spots on the frame, and I got my wife's boss to polish it up for me. He detail stripped the gun and polished the frame. I have most of it together, but i am stuck on some of the final items, and her boss could not remember how he got it apart.. I have searched but came up with no detail strip instructions. Has anyone stripped one of these, or seen a detail strip site/tutorial?
Thanks for any help.

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August 7, 2007, 10:01 PM
Wooohoooo, figured it out! If any one else has problems, i may be able to help now. lol

August 7, 2007, 10:02 PM

my god did you let a non gunsmith take a taurus apart? Did you let a non Taurus gunsmith take a taurus apart?

It seems to be quite common to have slides that dont have PICTURE PERFECT bluing or finishing. Most of us dont really care about that. But those that do care take it to a gunsmith and just have the slide reblued or reblue it on our own.
can you post a photo of how it is now?

August 7, 2007, 10:10 PM
Wow. If i was a new member, I would not visit this site again due to your ******* comment. The whole bottom of the frame was hazed over badly, it looked as though someone had tried to polish it improperly. I do not mind imperfections and what not, but why not fix what you can? I do not seem to have the large amounts of cash laying around like some members on this site, and did not want to take my pistol to a gunsmith just to polish it up. After reviewing the exploded diagram, i figured out what i was doing wrong. Thanks for the reply however.

August 7, 2007, 11:40 PM
Interesting you should post this right now. I was recently (this week) in your exact same shoes. My PT145 had a slight problem (the live-round indicator came loose and was flopping about). I took the slide off and figured out how to take the indicator off, then realized that I hadn't watched closely enough to figure out where those two dang springs went! It took a while, but after some careful consideration, I was ablt to figure it out and get it back together. BTW, the problem with the live round indicator was that one of the two springs had worked out of position.

While I had the gun apart, I stripped the bluing on the slide and polished it. If you don't mind, I would like to see how yours came out. E-mail me at bonedigger(at)hughes(dot)net if you don't want to post a picture here.


August 7, 2007, 11:48 PM
from your description of what was done to it, you made it sound like you simply found a person who was willing to take the gun back down to component parts and not know how to get it back again.

was your issue the slide recoild spring bunching up/twisting around and blocking the assemblly pin? or unable to get the slots all lined up nicely?

August 8, 2007, 05:36 AM
I will add some pics on my lunch break as to what issues I was having. The gun polished up nicely :)

October 3, 2008, 06:17 PM
I forgot that I had made this thread and thought I would throw up a pic that I had on my cellphone since I never did. The problem I ran into was one of the small coil like springs that were above the trigger. My wife's boss knew a lot more about guns in general than I did at the time, but not as much about this one as he had originally thought. Shoots like a champ though, I have put more than a few thousand down range with no hiccups what so ever.

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