old Taurus model 82

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by hardcorp, May 3, 2013.

  1. hardcorp

    hardcorp New Member

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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
     
  2. srtolly1

    srtolly1 New Member

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  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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!
     
  4. hardcorp

    hardcorp New Member

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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!
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  6. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    Old Taurus Model 82

    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
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    More than once I have had to make parts for obsolete firearms. It is not a task I enjoy.
     
  8. hardcorp

    hardcorp New Member

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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!
     
  9. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    Have ya got an extra centerpin?(the axle the cylinder rotates on)
    if yo do email me the price at
    sarinc@bellsouth.net:D
     
  10. hardcorp

    hardcorp New Member

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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
     
  11. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    May be you could email me his contact info and I can try him.
    I would certainly appreciate it.
    Bill
    sarinc@bellsouth.net