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Old 05-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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I inherited an older model 82 from my greataunt. The timing is off and the cylinder doesn't line up with the bore. Taurus doesn't warranty this firearm due to date of purchase and import.
I took the gun to the one gunsmith in town and he was more worried about telling me how poor of quality the gun is than helping me fix the problem. I served 8 years in the Marines, the first 4 as a 2111 ( twenty one illiterate) small arms repair tech, and the last four as a 2112, precision weapons repair tech. I am more than confident I can fix the problem my self, I just need advice on what parts and where to order them from. I tried brownells and they don't seem to have Taurus parts.
I appreciate any help and look forward to getting the firearm functioning again. It is kind of a family heirloom, because this is supposedly the same pistol she downed a home intruder with less than a year after her husband's passing. Not quite one shot one kill, but one shot, a painful ride to the hospital, and one long stay at the state pen works just as good state side! Thanks for the help

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I've been looking into getting one for myself but can't seem to find any around me. Try this link, has a schematic and parts available..


http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Taurus-33525/Revolvers-42264/MediumFrame-38365/82-37367.htm

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Check the cylinder stop (the nub that comes up when hammer is at full cock).

Does the cylinder go completely to the stop? With finger tips, apply a little pressure to cylinder while cocking. After hammer is cocked, see if cylinder will continue to rotate and lock. If it does, then suspect the "pawl" (or cylinder "cogs") are wearing and may need replacement.

Keep us informed of you progress!

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Thank you both for the info. As soon as I get the time to get it out and work it over I will repost on the progress. Thanks again!

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Yep- as said- cock SLOWLY- and if it not reaching the cylinder stop, problem is in the mechanism that turns the cylinder.

Two main parts- the "star" on the rear face of the cylinder, and the hand- little widget that comes out and pokes against the star when you cock the revolver.

If either one wears, it is no longer the correct length to push the cylinder to the stopping point.


Typical fix is to replace either/ both, depending on wear. It MAY be possible to remove a hand, and "dress" it with a hammer back to original shape/ length- but frankly, that is very temporary in nature.

Bad news- Numrich has very few parts for an 82. Outlook not real good- sorry.

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I've had one in the shop for over 6mo's that a dealer bought in a batch. simple problem, but no parts can be found. Same with the old improted Rossi's
after I gt the shop that has this taurus to spring for me making the part another one will not cross my threshold

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I've had one in the shop for over 6mo's that a dealer bought in a batch. simple problem, but no parts can be found. Same with the old improted Rossi's
after I gt the shop that has this taurus to spring for me making the part another one will not cross my threshold
More than once I have had to make parts for obsolete firearms. It is not a task I enjoy.
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I found another model 82 with substantial surface rust that I picked up for $80... A good cleaning of the extractor and hammer assembly, then a quick swap of parts and I had a functioning turd! Such a low end firearm but I love where it came from, and the challenge I had finding the parts and fighting with gunsmith opinions... Thanks again everyone!

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I found another model 82 with substantial surface rust that I picked up for $80... A good cleaning of the extractor and hammer assembly, then a quick swap of parts and I had a functioning turd! Such a low end firearm but I love where it came from, and the challenge I had finding the parts and fighting with gunsmith opinions... Thanks again everyone!
Have ya got an extra centerpin?(the axle the cylinder rotates on)
if yo do email me the price at
sarinc@bellsouth.net
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Sorry for the delay... I do not have an extra cylinder pin... I sold the remaining parts to the gunsmith that originally told me the gun wasn't worth fixing...but I will keep my eyes peeled

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