blowback in face?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by PrimePorkchop, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    got a new Taurus 44 mag revolver... soon after i got it, had to send it in to get the hammer refinished ...

    after getting it back... i got to take it out once, shot it several times, and each time was getting hit... rather hard... in the face with what i believe was unspent powder

    one shot honest to god drew blood on my left cheek... every shot stung like hell

    obviously not typical... any ideas where to start to fix this?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Other than telling you to buy a Smith and Wesson, the problem probably lies in the timing and not having the cylinder chambers line up directly with the barrel. This will cause bullets to get shaved. Those shavings fly to the sides and rearward like little ricochets. Send the gun back to Taurus again and have them time the gun.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Was it doing this before it was sent in for repairs? What ammo are you using? Does the gap between the cylinder and the barrel/forcing cone look abnormally large? I've been hit by blow back from revolvers a few times, but never that hard or frequently.
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    Sounds like you got cylinder timing problem, causing cylinder alignment to be off.
    (Check for solid lockup of cylinder with hammer back. Should be NO movement.)

    Shaving the bullets and causing schrapnel deflection,
    I aint a gunsmith, but I have seen this problem.

    Unload gun ,of course, and look down barrel very carefully and see if cyl is off center.

    I would not shoot that gun , until problem is corrected.


    Jim
     
  5. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    That aint good. I send it back.
     
  6. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    I have gone threw more then a few revolvers from rugers to EEA and some black powder and I will say over all getting some blow back to the face is " normal " as the buring powder slips out of the forcing cone but if it is drawing blood then take a good look at the forcing cone to see if it is shaved to one side or another but I agree with the timing issue. Customer service will glady look at your gun but the turn around time can be kinda long with them.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would send it back to Taurus

    They played with the hammer and when parts got messed with, there is a possibility that timing got out of whack.
     
  8. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    with the hammer back, there is slight side to side movement, and when looking at it down the barrel, you can see where it would possibly be shaving.

    Have tried contacting Taurus Customer Service - again - still waiting to hear back.

    But thank you all for the responses.
     
  9. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    Both of my revolvers have some small play in the cylinder rotation regardless of hammer position. Anything i should be concerned about?
     
  10. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    All revolvers have small play in the cylinder, thats the reason for the forcing cone which is just slightly larger then chamber. Only when your play becomes to much for the forcing cone is when bad things start to happen like splitting your frame or shooting the barrel out of the gun. With the play in the cylinder you should still be lined up with the cone.
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    sadPanda,
    Not a problem unless it is a Colt Python or one of several vintage DA Colts that must lock up like welded to the frame. Perfectly normal in S&W or a Taurus. Out of timing is another matter, as stated above. A little blowback can be felt sometimes when initially firing an over oiled revolver, but that goes away quickly and is hot liquid not particles.
     
  12. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Id recommend rehoming it, get a ruger or s&w, (ruger super redhawk is a great choice)
     
  13. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Just send it back. If you purchased the gun with a credit card call the consumer protection number on your credit card. You might not be able to make taurus fix your gun but your credit card company can get it fixed or get a refund. Don't delay in calling the credit card company. You only have a certain amount of time to dispute a purchase.
     
  14. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Stop shooting it. If it is out of time, you will have tremendous pressure spikes. I've dealt with Taurus customer service before and they have always been good.
     
  15. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    This may also damage the forcing cone, especially with a .44 Mag. Taurus has a no questions asked, lifetime warranty...have them make it factory new.
     
  16. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    Thanks for the info! I appreciate it.