Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Uncle Alvah, Feb 23, 2004.
Just for fun...
ask Taurus if they will cover the $35-$40 shipping and insurance to send the gun back to them for their warranty attention.
(Edit to add). The spring goes on the front end of the firing pin.
Taurus can be real sticky about their warranty. If somebody else does the repair work it might void the warranty.
The problem I am having with my Tuarus Tracker 970 .22lr is that the pin in the ejector gets stuck after 100 rounds and the cylinder will not lock in place.. It looks like somehow the gun powder finds way in the cylinder pin hole an jams it.... Is anyone else is having this problem?? I called Taurus and I am getting the run around from them.... They are telling me that I need to clean it..... I do not feel this should be happening after 100 rounds.... Can anyonehelp or any tricks out there that will prevent this from happening??
It is possible that the ammunition is at fault, because some brands leave more lubricant (.22 bullets are greased or waxed on the outside) and powder fouling then others do. If you haven't done so, try switching to some different rounds.
On the other hand, it is equally possible that there are some metal chips, left behind from the manufacturing process, inside the cylinder.
So that advice to clean the cylinder is good, but I think that they, not you should do it. Of course you can take the gun to a local gunsmith, but be sure HE KNOWS how to take this particular make and model of revolver apart, otherwise you may end up with some more serious problems.
If you dont do this burned powder residue or unburned flakes can get under the ejector star. That will prevent the cylinder from closing and locking in place.
That can happen on any manufacturer's revolver.
Nov. 2005 I bought a new Taurus Tracker model 627, .357 magnum. While dry firing with snap caps the D/A trigger felt and sounded gritty. So before shooting it I sprayed Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber into the action. While doing this I held the gun so the liquid Gun Scrubber could wash thru the action then drain into a clean white paper towel. After the Gun Scrubber evaporated from the paper towel it revealed tiny bits of foreign matter that looked like filthy-over used machining lube and tiny metallic particles. I then sprayed Break Free CLP into the action...the D/A trigger still felt gritty.
After about 250 rounds I removed the side cover and found an unpleasant surprise!
Go to this post: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=172985
to see a pic of what I found. Also there is a couple pics of 'boogered up' rifling at the factory porting near the muzzel.
These pics are of the above mentioned Taurus Tracker.
Now I have a 50/50 mix of .38Special/.357magnum thru it with no functional or reliability issues.
I also have and shoot regularly a .22LR rifle and Ruger SingleSix .22LR/.22WMR single action revolver that the wife & I both like alot. We buy 22LR ammo in the 550 round 'FEDERAL Value Pack' from Walmart for under $10 and it shoots perdy clean-for a rimfire. Then we tried Remington .22LR Value Pack and eeegadds, terrible!! I have an excellent condtion 1959 vintage Remington model 572 Lightweight pump action rifle and it didn't take long before the action was gummed up perdy good. The Remington even feels sticky to touch where the Federal ammo is clean.
I have tried a few other manufactors CCI, Wolf, Remington, Federal.... and they all seem to be the same.... after 200 rounds it sticks..... The Gun shoots nice and groups nice but the only problem I am having is sticking... Once I clean it works great and then again after 200 or so rounds it does the same thing......
Measure the cylinder/barrel gap with a feeler guage. It may be too tight after they cylinder face and barrel through get leaded up a bit.
To the new OP, Jack Kielty...
Most likely you have some gunk under the extractor star. A good cleaning will most likely take care of it for you. Some brands can have thicker rims than others, and some pistols, regardless of brand, can get out the door with insufficient headspace, but more than 9 times out of 10 when folks bring revolvers to my door with this issue, it's a simple build up of gunk under the extractor. Press it open and hold it, scrub with a cleaning brush and give it a light shot of dry lube like Hornady 1 Shot Dry and you'll likely be back in business.
Oiling in this area with "wet lubes" can encourage powder build up later again, so this is one area where dry lube wins the day.
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