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Taurus 85.. Normal for cyclinder to spin when not cocked?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GWARGHOUL, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. GWARGHOUL

    GWARGHOUL Member

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    I've got a Taurus 85 ss2, and the other day I was playing around with it..

    When the hammer is cocked back, the cylinder is locked solid.

    However, when the hammer is down, with the right manipulation, I can spin the cylinder the opposite direction that DA trigger pulling does.

    Is this a problem? Easy to fix?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Slamfire

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    No that is not normal and you should call Taurus and get it fixed.
     
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    Thanks guys.. will call them tomorrow.

    What do I just tell them exactly what I told you? Or is there a more "technical term"??
     
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    My 650 does that as well. Stretching the spring on the little plunger in the yolk (it's what pushes the little cylinder stop pawl up) can help.

    That's the least of my 650's problems though, so I have never been bothered about it enough beyond that lol.
     
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    I have 2. No, not normal.
     
  7. GWARGHOUL

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    Yeah, I noticed it has to do with the cylinder stop.

    Wonder if I should try cleaning it or stretching the spring, or just send it back?
    Other than that, its been flawless. Maybe I shouldn't have let it ride in my pocket lose at work amongst the sawdust and vibrations..
     
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    cleaned it up, still the issue

    Dang it. Ugh. What did I do?
     
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    I don't know if you posted on another site or not, but someone had a picture of a Taurus with the cylinder stop spring and plunger missing. Those parts fit into a hole in the end of the lower crane arbor and are sometimes lost when the crane and cylinder are removed for cleaning.

    If those parts are missing, the result will be what you describe.

    Jim
     
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    Jim, I sure did not. Nor did I take it apart.

    Guess I gotta send it in. Hope its solid after that.
     
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    You can easily check for the missing parts. Just open the cylinder, then unscrew the front sideplate screw and pull it out, then pull the cylinder and crane carefully to the front. Look at the lower arbor which was in the frame and see if there is a hole and if so if there is a spring and plunger in it. If not, you can order the parts from Numrich (www.gunpartscorp.com) and have them in a few days. Will save you a lot of trouble and expense.

    Jim
     
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    Your posts are confusing. You identify as a possible cause as “Maybe I shouldn't have let it ride in my pocket lose at work amongst the sawdust and vibrations.”

    In Post 8 you state you cleaned it up and state it is still a problem. Then in Post 10 you state you did not take it apart.

    Unless you remove the sideplate it is not possible for you to identify if foreign objects inside the gun are causing the problem and impossible to thoroughly clean the action. Removing the sideplate is not for the weak of heart but is a valuable thing to know how to do to keep your revolver in tip top working order.

    A trip to a gunsmith and having him show you how to disassemble the internal parts of your gun would be a valuable experience.

    p.s. Find a different way to pack your roscoe.
     
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