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Problems with a Taurus model 689

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by K-Rod, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. K-Rod

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    Buddy of mine just bought a model 689 in .375mag. It was used looks like it's in good shape. The problem is after putting some .38's & .375's through it, the cylinder release thumb tab rattles when you shake the pistol. I'm not a wheel gun guy. Never owned one but told him I'd post a thread here & see what you all think.

    Please no "Should've bought a Smith" or Taurus bashing. I'm asking for advice on this pistol. If your gonna bash, just laugh at him to yourself & move on to the next thread.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. RedAlert

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    As always, if it is of concern to him, he should return it Taurus for proper evaluation and repair if needed. I had a Taurus with a problem and I returned it and received it back in just over two weeks fully fixed.

    Good shooting in the future.
     
  3. jad0110

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    My S&W Model 66 did this recently. All that was needed was a simple tightening of the screw/nut holding the latch in place. If it comes loose again, a bit of blue loc tite might be in order.
     
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  4. K-Rod

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    Thanks Jad for being kickass in your response. I mean you couldve done the bashing but you are obviously better then most & realize we are all brother in arms no matter what make or model. You are a gentleman sir & I cyber shake your hand. I believe he said he maxed out the screw.

    RDF, does Taurus have a "No questions" type warranty? What I mean is being he's a second, third etc owner, can he send it into Taurus for repair?
     
  5. jad0110

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    Hey, no problem. I certainly hope the problem he is experiencing is that simple to fix.

    Truth be known, I own only one Taurus and a bunch of S&Ws, but I don't have anything against Taurus. They make a lot of nice revolvers, you just have to check them out as you would any other. I've got an excellent model 431, and had an excellent model 66. Did have a lemon 94, but lemons are relatively common with that particular model. Taurus customer service was quite good years ago, then it got pretty atrocious a few years back. But lately it seems to be turning around for the better, from the reports I've been hearing/reading.

    I'm pretty certain the Taurus warranty will cover him, even though he is not the original owner. I'm not sure though, but someone else can hopefully confirm that.
     
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    If the screw is snug and the cylinder release operates as it should, I would not be worried about it. I've owned a 4" 689 since new in 1992; my cylinder release has some slop in it also, and it will rattle if you give the pistol a good shake. My Taurus 85UL does it too. It is not a real problem with either gun that I can tell.

    Taurus should honor the warranty if something is actually broken, but if it functions normally I really doubt there would be anything for them to fix.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll let him know all the advice & information I got here. Knowing him, all he'll hear is what Fish said
     
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    A friend of my daughter's husband's aunt's son's friend had the same problem with a Ruger LCR but found out the rattle was the firing pin safety. Rattle is OK.
     
  9. Doogle

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    Are you sure it's the cylinder release that is rattling?...>

    I have a 689 and no rattle from there, but as with many revolvers with a transfer bar safety that will rattle if the gun is shaken.
     
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