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Old February 25, 2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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What model Taurus is this?

I bought this very nice shooting Taurus 3" 38spl, gun has a wonderful trigger and shoots great groups. But I cant find any data on it. Their serial number search says not found. And I cant find a picture of any gun that looks exactly like it. See many that look like it but they don't have the long ramped front sight like this one. Its a small frame fits nicely in my Jframe holsters. Any one know anything about it? It doesnt have a model on gun just says 38spl.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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If you swing out the cylinder I beleive Taurus stamps the model number on the frame
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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6 shot or 5 shot? I'm wondering if it's a 3" Model 85.

Anyway, the model number is stamped on the frame, inside the crane. The serial number search is not reliable.
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Old February 26, 2013, 11:36 PM   #4
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Yep it was staring at me when I opened the cylinder! 85 thx
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Old February 27, 2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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Very nice finish, like the S&W 617 finish. Why dont they make it like that anymore? Taurus finish now is cheaply.
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Old March 1, 2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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Very nice finish, like the S&W 617 finish. Why dont they make it like that anymore? Taurus finish now is cheaply.
I wonder if that one is nickel plated. If that's a Model 85, it's definitely an older one. Every one I've ever seen has had a shrouded ejection rod.
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Old March 2, 2013, 03:02 AM   #7
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Taurus has a bad rap these days and I think the new ones are ugly as sin. But my first revolver was a 1991 production model 66 .357 6" barrel. The trigger wasn't as nice as a smith and the bluing wasn't colt python polished but I regret selling it to this day. Great shooter and started my love of firearms.

I am sure you will enjoy your model 85 .
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Old March 2, 2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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My Taurus 85 snubbie is my favorite shooter of all time......I love mine!
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