M 66 cylinder seating issue

Discussion in 'Taurus Forum' started by PGM, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    image.jpg I would like to know if anyone has a seating problem with closing the cylinder and if a gunsmith could fix it
     
    schnuffleupagus likes this.
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    25,785
    16,128
    113
    Step 1- check and make sure the ejector rod has not unscrewed any. If so, gets longer, will not close.
     
    JimRau, Sniper03 and Rifling82 like this.

  3. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    I checked and it’s tight but without the factory ammo it closes better
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

    3,677
    7,570
    103
    Which factory ammo?
     
  5. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    Hornady or Lehigh no reloads
     
    Oldoutlaw likes this.
  6. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

    3,677
    7,570
    103
    OK. Since I do not know, I will ask. Have you done a bunch of shooting using 38spl for range use? I assume this is a 357 Magnum.
    I have had your problem twice in the past.
    The slightly shorter overall length of the 38spl can and will eventually foul up/carbon up your cylinder a bit. Causing a 357 to not quite fully seat in the cylinder.
    Will not say this is your problem, but could be. I brushed the heck out of my two cylinders with old Military bore cleaner and a good CLP. Eventually after enough tries they worked good again for my 357.
     
  7. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    Since I bought it new only 125 gr as they recommended
     
  8. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    I probably shouldn’t of bothered everyone with this one,but today was my 3rd trip to my new gunsmith,#1 was a mod 37 Ithaca 12 ga with a binding slide a mini/ bullpup that I wanted restored to original. 2nd was removing the right slide lock on my kimber and getting a stainless guide rod bushing and spring on my 1977 bar 30.06 and sending in a naa 22 derringer to the factory.So when he called me to pick up I brought him the Taurus and 30 sec.later showed me the firing pin falling forward with gravity and he mentioned a return spring.Will let you know when it’s resolved.
     
    schnuffleupagus and Rifling82 like this.
  9. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    Forgot to take a pic image.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    schnuffleupagus and Rifling82 like this.
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    25,785
    16,128
    113
    [​IMG]

    Part #15. $4 plus shipping. And you have a good smith.
     
    PGM likes this.
  11. PGM

    PGM Member

    143
    19
    18
    I know and he’s a Noreen dealer,and I’m seriously considering.It was between a garand and the bn36 he talked first what garand was the best,and then the two types of Noreen’s.Im happy with the milling option I chose instead of the total replacement of the ambidextrous safety. Thank to all of you for the help.Gun people are the best.Gotta go vote.