Taurus PT 92 Magazine Disassembly


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CollinLeon
February 12, 2011, 04:26 AM
How does one go about disassembling the magazines for the Taurus PT 92? There are two machine screws on each side of the bottom of the magazine near the plastic bottom plate, but even after I removed them, the bottom plate would not come off.

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1KPerDay
February 12, 2011, 02:42 PM
Mine don't have machine screws and I've never heard of any that did. Are they factory? Perhaps a bubba gunsmithing job? Mine are exactly like the berettas with a spring-loaded button in the middle of the floorplate. Push, slide off.

CollinLeon
February 12, 2011, 03:07 PM
Factory 10-round mags by Taurus...

1KPerDay
February 12, 2011, 06:37 PM
Hmmm... maybe they secure the spacer on the 10-rounders with screws. I have no use for the 10 rounders. Does the mag baseplate have a spring-loaded plunger in it?

CollinLeon
February 12, 2011, 07:32 PM
I don't have much of a use for 10 rounders either... I was wanting to compare their internal mechanism to the 17 rounders so that I could see if it was possible to modify them to hold a few more rounds... Considering how much the ones from Taurus cost, if it is possible to do the modification without too much effort, I'll give it a try... If not, then I'll buy some of the 15 rounders that SportsmanGuide.com has for $60 for a pack of 5... Just seemed a shame to have the 10 rounders and not use them for something...

Lazyshooter
February 12, 2011, 09:17 PM
My factory 15 rd magazines are taken apart by depressing a button and sliding the baseplate off. I don't have screws on any of mine.

1KPerDay
February 12, 2011, 10:56 PM
I don't have much of a use for 10 rounders either... I was wanting to compare their internal mechanism to the 17 rounders so that I could see if it was possible to modify them to hold a few more rounds... Considering how much the ones from Taurus cost, if it is possible to do the modification without too much effort, I'll give it a try... If not, then I'll buy some of the 15 rounders that SportsmanGuide.com has for $60 for a pack of 5... Just seemed a shame to have the 10 rounders and not use them for something...
If the magazine bodies are not shortened/spaced like some I have (for the Para-ordnance for example) the bodies should be functionally identical to the full-cap ones. There is likely either a taller follower or (more likely) an internal spacer at the bottom of the mag that prevents the loading of more than 10 rounds. This may or may not surround the spring, but from what you're saying it seems likely to me that it doesn't... it's just a spacer that blocks the bottom portion of the magazine like a false bottom. In that case you'll have to replace the springs as well, as the 10rounders will be too short to function once you remove the spacer.

I bet the spacer is just screwed in. If you're not seeing a plunger/button in the baseplate, I'm guessing the entire baseplate/plug/spacer is one piece and just sticks into the bottom of the magazine. Try prying gently downward and see if it comes straight out the bottom. If this is the case, you'll have to buy new baseplates and spring plates OR modify the existing ones by shortening them, but leaving the baseplate portion AND the bit that accepts the screws. Take some pics once you get it apart.

CollinLeon
February 13, 2011, 01:46 AM
I have disassembled the mags for my Beretta 96FS and the 10-round Taurus mags are not like them at all. This has become a principle issue now... This is a result of the idiots in our leftist government trying to take away our 2nd Amendment rights, so it really irritates me...

buttrap
February 13, 2011, 02:00 AM
I think the 2 screws are all that hold the things in there. May take some work to get it out of there though.

CollinLeon
February 13, 2011, 02:45 AM
I finally figured it out... When in doubt, beat on it... A lot... Turns out that the butt plate slides in there VERY tightly... Here's what it looks like:

http://www.spambob.net/collinleon/taurus-pt-92-mag-disassembled-320.jpg (http://www.spambob.net/collinleon/taurus-pt-92-mag-disassembled.jpg)

Doesn't exactly look like something that could easily be changed to hold more rounds... Bummer... I was hoping for some sort of plug that I could grind off... If I grind anything off the the baseplate / plug, it won't attach to the rest of it anymore...

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