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Frozen Wheel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Taurus 66, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. Taurus 66

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    Hello folks. I purchased a Taurus Model 66 357 Magnum (new) about 6 months back. I put 5 or 6 boxes of mixed ammunition through it already (mixed meaning 38 and 357). Two weeks ago the wheel froze stiff to the axle part and now I can't get it to move freely. The wheel still drops out the side but will not spin. I tried brute force by hand and then tried a thick cloth wrap with channel locks, but it still won't budge. It's that frozen! Does anybody have a suggestion or two how to "home remedy" this problem? :(
     
  2. stans

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    Hope you didn't bend the yoke or crane with the channel locks!!!!! :eek:
    Barring any manufacturing defect, it is probably dirt, gunk, powder fouling, old lube and bullet lube congealed and stuck in the yoke. I think a good soaking in solvent might loosen up the stuff. Varsol works pretty well, just put some in a container that has a lid and let it soak. The varsol should begin to dissolve the oil and penetrate deep into the crevices. Otherwise, a trip to a gunsmith or back to the factory is in order.
     
  3. BEARMAN

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    Taurus has a LIFETIME WARRANTY take it back to the store .
     
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    Or pull up their website and get the Miami address and instructions for sending to them. Took my friend's Rossi(all part of BrazTech)under 3 weeks turnaround for what sounds like the same problem except his was locked up so tightly it would not even open.
     
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