Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Offfhand, Jan 11, 2011.
Some folks obviously don't know what a "lemon" is.
Really? The definition seems to fit, i.e.: a product with serious, undisclosed problems.
Here are a few definitions I found on line:
Sometimes there is the implication that these defects must prove to be irreparable, thus requiring total product replacement to be rectified, but that doesn't appear to be a necessary condition.
Of course, this revolver is NOT an oval yellow fruit with a high citric acid content, so if that's what you were picturing then, no, it isn't a lemon.
Exactly. It's only a lemon if it can't be fixed. A Taurus with improperly cut chambers is no more a lemon than a Ruger with a broken rear sight or a S&W with a missing screw. The Bearcat I got last year was a lemon. Ruger could not repair it so it was destroyed and replaced with a new one. This sixgun has not yet been returned to the factory so how can it be a lemon?
purposeful design feature? Note the rounded appearance of the shoulder. Maybe the case is designed to expand into it and prevent the rearward thrust that plagues bottlenecked cartridges in revolvers. One thing is certain, you won't get many reloadings out of those cases.
stop knocking taurus, they make good guns, goshhhhh.
also if you want to get super technical and say it's only a lemon if it can't be repaired then there are no lemons, everything could be repaired if you put enough into it. the gun's a lemon, if that's how the gun is supposed to be then it is a foolish design.
"Is it possible this is a purposeful design feature? Note the rounded appearance of the shoulder. Maybe the case is designed to expand into it and prevent the rearward thrust that plagues bottlenecked cartridges in revolvers. One thing is certain, you won't get many reloadings out of those cases."
Mr. Haranguer, the same thought occured to me so I rechecked all the paperwork that came with the gun. But there is no mention of the chambers being "on purpose" as they are. You're certainly right about limited case life, and all eight chambers are identical. As for accuracy, it is noway near as good as my "Raging Hornet."
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