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Need a little Taurus help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 627PCFan, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Senior Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Sterling, VA
    All need some help with a Taurus Tracker 627 Titanium model. I recently fell into a 626 TI tracker in 357 that has rough hard closes on the cylinder. Upon closer inspection the extractor star pin has worn a channel into the pre-cut channel that the pin slides on the frame to lock. Cant send pictures but its a worn a channel in the channel on a titanium frame. Now I just stoned the cylinder pin face smooth (lots of milling marks) and stoned the pin body (were rough as well), however its still tight on closing with a lot of gritty resistance. Im pretty sure the pin is MIM. Should I try to file down the pin some to relieve stress as I think the pin is longer than it really needs to be and should I try to find a lower pressure replacement spring for the extractor pin? I stoned the channel to get it as smooth as I could with the Arkansas stone but that's only helped marginally so far. Ideas? and its not going back to Taurus. :)
  2. RaceM

    RaceM Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    Spray carb or brake cleaner repeatedly through the star pin's channel for a good flush, then relube. May be some gunge in the pin channel binding up the spring.
  3. 45_auto

    45_auto Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Southern Louisiana
    Send it to Taurus and let them worry about it. It's got a lifetime warranty whether you bought it new or used.

    It's your gun, hack it up rather than send it to someone who can fix it correctly if that makes you happy.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Is the gritty feel coming from the rear of the cylinder or from the lower spindle on the crane? If the latter, remove the front sideplate screw and pull the cylinder off and clean it. (Be careful not to lose the cylinder stop plunger and spring.)


    FYI, there is not supposed to be a "pre-cut" channel or groove in the frame where the cylinder center pin contacts it. If there is, the revolver has been well used and not cared for.


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