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Can the barrels be changed out on a taurus revolver?????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by briney11, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. briney11

    briney11 Member

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    I just bought a .357 mag but it has a 6 inch barrel and I think I would like a 4 inch better. I cannot find anywhere that sells them.
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately Taurus does not sell their parts to anyone. You'll have to call their customer service dept. and see what they charge for a new bbl. & install. If you decide to do it you'll have to send the gun to their US headquarters in Miami and wait while they do the work.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    Not easily. If Tauri are made like most other revolvers, the barrels are likely screwed in very tightly, with "crush-fit" threads. Additional machining is then required to square off and establish the correct barrel/cylinder gap. This is a job for the factory, or a very skilled smith - if he can get a barrel - with factory-level training and tools.
     
  4. 44and45

    44and45 Member In Memoriam

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    I agree with all above, the factory should do the barrel change...if they will.

    For what its worth, seen one Taurus barrel forsale on the GunBroker thing. Think it was off a Tracker model.

    Jim
     
  5. Virginian

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    I do not know what barrel profile you have, but a good 'smith could probably shorten your barrel quicker, and for less money, than Taurus, if they will even do it.
     
  6. jameslovesjammie

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    Shortening the barrel of a Tarus or installing a new barrel will probably be nearly as expensive as getting a new gun. I think the price for shortening a Smith starts at about 180. If it's a blued gun, you will need to reblue it also. And you'll need to have a new front sight installed.
     
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    Seems obvious but I'd think it would be better to find a used Taurus like you want and sell the other gun to finance it if needed. Heck, find a Dan Wesson with 4 and 6 in barrels!
     
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