Removing Taurus cylinder?


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VictorLouis
July 26, 2003, 03:56 AM
from the yoke/crane? Is there a way to do this that I'm just not grasping?:confused:

Based on how much crap builds-up on the yoke barrel of my Smiths, it would seem to become a problem on the Taurus in short order.

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Majic
July 26, 2003, 04:13 AM
If I'm not mistaken, after you remove the crane/cylinder assembly the cylinder just slides off the crane. If you want to tear it down further, unscrew the ejector rod counter-clockwise, remove rod, spring, collar. Then remove lock pin and spring. Finally remove extractor/ratchet.

jsalcedo
July 26, 2003, 11:49 AM
The ejector rod unscrews but be careful not to bugger it up.

I ended up shooting mine loose and had to use locktite to keep it
secured.

E357
July 26, 2003, 01:20 PM
You need specialized tools to remove the bushing that holds the cylinder to the yoke. For cleaning - I just let the whole thing soak in fluids for a day or so.

Elliot

dance varmint
July 27, 2003, 12:02 AM
I was stymied by that unusual cylinder retaining bushing, but then I realized that it can be pried out carefully. It just has tabs that clip into a groove inside the yoke barrel. Those tabs may need to be bent outward very slightly to make it snap back in.

VictorLouis
July 27, 2003, 12:50 AM
Impress me about the Taurus. The bushing acting as a lock for the cylinder isn't one of them.:rolleyes: Thanks for pointing it out to me.

E357
July 27, 2003, 05:04 AM
dance varmint: I've attached an expolded view of a model 85. Could you please explain what part you pried out (I assume #2) and what technique you used. Did you go in the back of the cylinder with a "hook" or push it out from the front with a punch etc.

dance varmint
July 28, 2003, 03:16 PM
Yes, the bushing is number 2. I pried it out from the back side by working around the outside edge with a small screwdriver.

This allowed me to fix cylinder endshake by installing one of those bearing washers.

E357
July 28, 2003, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the relpy. On my guns the bearing fit is so flush that you can hardly see it. I will be forced to go the gunpowder and cork route.

Elliot

tiberius
January 26, 2004, 11:10 AM
Dance Varnmit,

What endshake bushing did you use for your Taurus 85? It's cylinder pin is much larger than a j frame's.

Thanks,

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