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Old July 15, 1999, 09:19 PM   #1
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Two years ago my wife picked up a 9mm TA-90 for my birthday from a pawn shop imported by Excam, Hialeah, FL (long since defunct).
Any idea how long this company Excam was in business? The TA-90 is actually a Tanfoglio and is very similar to the Witness currently imported, but has a slide mounted safety like Beretta 92F. Know where I could get an exploded parts diagram? Thanks
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Old July 15, 1999, 09:26 PM   #2
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I thought I might have the blow-up, but I cannont locate it.

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Old July 15, 1999, 09:40 PM   #3
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The Tanarmi (evidently not "Tanfoglio") Model TA-90 Series was imported by Excam and manufactured in Gardone V.T., Italy. I can't find any dates on the company, but the pistol is listed as a copy of the CZ-75. A CZ-75 diagram shouldn't be hard to come by...
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Old July 16, 1999, 06:56 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for replies.
In response to the "Tarnami"? What is that?
On the frame it's stamped Armi Fratelli Tanfoglio SPA. Thanks again.
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Old August 23, 2005, 01:22 AM   #5
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tanfoglio ta 90 exploded view

i do have an exploded view of the TA-90 9mm. enjoy..
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Old August 23, 2005, 09:26 PM   #6
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Virtually ALL the CZ-75 "clones" were actually made by The Brothers Tanfoglio of Italy.

These included variations sold by or assembled by:
FIE- TZ-75
Excam- TA-90
EAA Witness (Current importer)
Springfield Armory P9
The Israeli Baby Eagle and the Jericho 941.

Tanarmi was just one of the brand names used by Excam.

Excam went out of business in late 1990.
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Old September 3, 2007, 12:20 PM   #7
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TA 90 Parts

I have a TA90 and need a slide stop. Any ideas on where to get parts?
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Old September 3, 2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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Numrich, or look over at, the Clone Club.
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Old November 12, 2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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Excam ta 90

I had ordered some magazines that were supposed to fit the cz75 or ta 90 and they did not work at all with my ta90.
Any ideas who might have magazines for the pistol?
It is really a fine shooting gun and I enjoy using it.
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Old February 11, 2009, 02:41 PM   #10
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I have the BTA-90 from the same Tanarmi era. It is marked with the Tanfoglio stamp but was sold in the 80s under Tanarmi Arms. I did order the EAA 9mm Witness Compact magazines and had to file a little off the catch on the magazine for it to lock in. Would like to find OEM parts as well.
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Old March 2, 2010, 06:50 PM   #11
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hopefully this will help those who have just found this page or perhaps someone that has posted in the past...
Magazines pro-mag will work .. stated for witness .. but they work in my ta-90
I also got 2 from a fellow in alaska. not promag.. but he said they were made in the US ... I filed just a bit of the top of the mag-release slot and they fit and released just fine.
parts maybe just a bit difficult to find ... still looking into a few sources..
Hennings .. google or bing search .. grips for witness work just fine..
holsters? .. lol.. so far a beretta 92 works.. will let you know if a cz hoster fits when I find one a bit on the less expensive side..
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Old May 22, 2010, 01:01 PM   #12
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Personally, I love my TA90...its also in FLAWLESS CONDITION....still in the original case/box (: and unfortunately, I might be selling it
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Old June 28, 2010, 03:54 PM   #13
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Tanfoglio Pistols

Right now I'm on my 3rd EAA Witness and absolutely love them!

I am interested in the TA-90 ... as it is definitely in the same CA-75 "Clone" Family.

As for the slide stop: From the exterior photo views, it looks like the Witness stop may work. I would call EAA and ask.

Further, here's a good link on the Tanfoglio Witness (although the guy that wrote it no is longer involved with Tanfoglio pistols)
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Old January 17, 2013, 01:48 PM   #14
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parts for the

looking for parts now....quite the challenge from all the sites should be available. Best option once they get their website working will be
They are having voicemail/phone issues as well.

Catalog link works fine:

UPDATE- was able to backdoor into their site and place my order! Yeah!
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Old January 17, 2013, 05:10 PM   #15
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This thread was started 14 years ago Just gos to show, old threads never die, they just turn into zombies.
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Old January 18, 2013, 09:00 AM   #16
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old thread

they might grow old, but they do never die. Good guns last a lifetime!

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Old January 18, 2013, 06:50 PM   #17
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And, here, I THOUGHT 10 years was the world record for a zombie thread...............

CONGRATS !, geomun - yer now an official Zombie !

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Old February 2, 2013, 09:49 PM   #18
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Just to extend the World's Longest Thread a little longer, I'll bite. I recently picked up a 1986 BTA90, not knowing what it was (I hadn't had a pistol since at least the early 1970s) but it looked well made and was the right size. Based on the small number of rounds I've run through it, and taking it apart & putting it back together, I'm very pleased with it. It fits my hand like it was made for it, and has just the right amount of weight and recoil - and it's accurate enough that anything I miss is my fault, not the pistol's.

Can't really understand why they don't bring a higher price (I paid $250 for this one in barely-used condition), but I'm happy with the purchase. It certainly seems to beat anything new in that price range.....
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