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Some just won't go away...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CajunBass, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. CajunBass

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    We've all heard, or even experienced the puppy who picks out it's owner, and no matter how hard you try, you just can't ignore it and you end up taking it home.

    Well, sometimes I'm like this with guns. It doesn't matter how long I ignore them, they just will not go away.

    I looked at this one, an old (probably late 70's, early 80's) Taurus 82, with a 3" barrel, standard grips and a Tylers T-grip a while back at my dealers, and put it back. I don't need another 38. Besides, it's got a screw missing...something people have said about me for years.

    Well, weeks went buy and no one bought it. And it was about the least expensive gun in the store...probably was. The Thanksgiving sales came and went. I figured it was certainly gone.

    Went back in yesterday, and there it was, still right there in the middle of the case. And to top it off, it was wearing a "patina" of just plain old crud, that I knew I could clean off and at least make it presentable.

    So I threw out an offer. Oh, shoot. They TOOK it. Oh, well, now I gotta buy it....I took it home, did a couple of rubdowns with Fliitz, and the crud just rolled off. A blow out with Gunscrubber, a few drop of oil here and there, then about four coats of Ren Wax, and it looks presentable.

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    I'm looking for a replacement screw, but at worst it's a lube point. :) I've always liked these old Taurus revolvers. I need to take a toothpick to the wax in the cylinder flute grooves.
     
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  2. 460Shooter

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    That's a very good way of describing the phenomenon.
     
  3. adcoch1

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    That's more than presentable, that's downright nice! I love a 3" 38
     
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  4. Hooda Thunkit

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    Closer to mid-70s. IIRC, Forgas Taurus stopped the putting the grooves in the cylinder flutes somewhere around 1978.

    Good looking Taurus. I have a few of the older (pre 90s) Taurus revolvers, and like them. I'm not so fond of the current crop.
     
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  5. CajunBass

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    You know, now that I think about it. I had a Taurus 82, like this in the late 70's, and it didn't have the grooved flutes, so your timeline is no doubt more accurate.

    That gun had a 4" barrel though. I shot a bunch of wadcutters through it I remember.
     
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    Start a "screw loose club, I will be your V.P. "CajunBass,..something people have said about me for years[/QUOTE]
     
  7. Old Dog

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    Having both early Taurus Models 82 and 85s, I can attest to the fact that they're worthy revolvers. Nice find.
     
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    Nice work with the "rescue revolver"! There's something just right about a 3" barrel on a K frame size gun.
     
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    I like Taurus up til about 2005. Things started heading downhill late 90s but somewhere around 2005 it sped up its downhill drop. I really want to add one of the older ones with the fluted cylinder. I need 3 more Taurus to make me happy... fluted cylinder any variety, 689, and either a 607 or 608

    My 2006 327 is nice, but it’s going to be nicer once I have time to perform surgery.
     
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  10. Texas10mm

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    Your local ACE hardware store has a selection of "gun screws". If it's not a metric threaded screw you might check there.
     
  11. Bert W.

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    Good story. I did the same thing last week. I bought a Taurus model 85 with a 3" barrel. It was sitting in the case needing a new home.

    Gun Parts Corp. (Numrich Arms) has the screw in stock for $3.90. Look at old style Taurus 82 schematic, part number 33.
     
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  12. CajunBass

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    Thanks Bert. I appreciate that. I had looked at it, but overlooked the one thing I was looking for. Order placed.
     
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  13. jstert

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    nice find, 3” is the sweet spot for a carried, as opposed to mainly range use, 38. i have a nice old 3” rossi 38 on which i put pachmayr grips, handy shooter with wadcutters. ive often wondered about the effectiveness of tyler t grips compared to pachmayrs or hogues.
     
  14. CajunBass

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    I admit that I sort of like Tyler's for the way they look as much as the way they feel. They've got an "old school" look that I like. That doesn't mean they aren't a good choice for shooting also. And they add no bulk for carry.

    Not that I plan to carry this one. I've got a 9mm Shield that fills that role. :) It's the only semi-auto I still have, except for my wife's Bersa 380...and that one is HER'S and she will let me know it. :D
     
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