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Old December 23, 2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Taurus 38 model 82 revolver age?

I recently picked up a taurus model 82 revolver. I am looking to find out when it was made, the serial# is 1454008 also I am looking to find out what the letters C.A.I. stands for that is stamped on it from factory I think.
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Old December 23, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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It`s a contract revolver Imported after being decomissioned by the CAI from Canada.

Some will be as new, holster worn,or even shot out/beat up .

No help on the serial #.
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Any idea about the age?
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Old December 24, 2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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taurus web-site had a link where you could put in the sn. and it would give the year of mfg. I dont know if they still do or not.
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Old December 26, 2012, 03:08 AM   #5
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You can do this one of two ways.
http://www.taurususa.com/find-model.cfm

Or call Taurus Customer Service number at 1-800-327-3776. Give them the serial number.

If the gun is a Interarms or other importer other than Braztech then it is probably before the early 1980s.
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Old December 26, 2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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The CAI is probably for Century Arms International, and probably the ones who imported the pistol into the US. I have a couple handguns that they imported, mostly CZ's.
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