New (to me) revolver failure

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by p35bhp55, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    In several other threads I've taken the other side when members have posted that if you want the ultimate in reliability you must chose a revolver. So this is what happened Sunday. Buddy called me for help, his recently cleaned perfectly functioning Taurus 85 would not locked closed. I got out my almost identical Rossi and we compared over the phone. Turns out his centerpin had simply stuck in. He got a small tool and pushed it against the spring till it popped out. Next time he is over we will take it down and check the spring, pin and hole. Not a revolver hater and none of mine are for sale but everything can fail at anytime.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Revolvers also tend to be more finicky when it comes to repairs. It isn't very often that you can just swap out Parts without issue. Unlike with a semi, you can swap out a spring and throw the timing out the window.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah we've covered that "revolvers are bullet proof" thing :eek:
    As I've said many times----those that say a revolver is much more simple & have less moving parts have never tore a DA revolver apart ;)
    FWIW I've only had one problem with the many Taurus/Rossi revolvers I've owned---It was a Mdl 85---On it the cylinder would just lock up--
     
  4. danf_fl

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  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I am not partial to Taurus, but to be fair, the cylinder pin got stuck during cleaning. It did not jam during normal operation, so strictly this is not a reliability issue. I'd tell him to shoot more and keep an eye on it.
     
  6. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    No, it had been recently cleaned here when he stopped by to sew his UnderTech shirt holster up. That's how I know it wasn't dirty when he started shooting. It failed after the shells were ejected and a reload, when he attempted to close it there was no lock. Guessing this could happen to any brand, but I had never encountered it.
     
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  7. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Sorry, I misunderstood. With gunk and debris ruled out, it is either moving parts breaking in, or a genuinely poor fit. As much as I hate sending guns back for repairs, I'd do it if it happens again.
     
  8. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    We will take it apart and look at everything, it's a well used gun he has had it for 6 or 7 years. But I've not had the cylinder rod out and if it comes out I'll be the one to do it. Bubba is a tad rough on stuff with tools.
     
  9. tlech29

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    I had a rossi .357 and when you would shoot it sometimes the trigger would stay pushed all the way in. I prob only put 75 rounds through it and it started happening more often. Needless to say I got rid of it and wont be going back to Rossi
     
  10. tlech29

    tlech29 New Member

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    The trigger would stay locked up to clarify
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Wish you would have sold it to me while you were pissed off at it :p
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i like when someone sells something when they are pissed off at it. they usually sell it cheap!:p
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Just don't get them pissed off at you if you want to buy it.
     
  14. tlech29

    tlech29 New Member

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    I actually traded iy to a guy my buddy knew for his browning hp 9mm. Had some holster wear but he lost on that trade.
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Love it----
    I'll be called a ass for this but way back in the early 80's I bought a like new Colt 1911 38super nickel if I recall for $50 cause the guy said it was junk--
    (he was trying to use 38spl in it) :eek: :p
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yep, you're an a$$!:p but so am i. i would have done the same thing. without blinking an eye!:p
     
  17. HOSSFLY

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    I knew the guy - in fact I was with him when he bought it in a beer joint in Longview - gave $200 for it- He was kinda a ass anyway ;)
     
  18. tlech29

    tlech29 New Member

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    Wrong forum sorry
     
  19. otisthecat

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    That's just being in the right place at the right time.

    Had you talked him down to $40 then you most certainly would be an ass.:p
     
  20. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I like your thinking!
    I DID give full asking price :D