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June 14, 2011, 12:58 PM
I need to disassemble my taurus 94 cylinder. Why cant I find any info anywhere on how to do this? Doesn't anybody ever clean inside there?


June 14, 2011, 07:37 PM
You won't find much info on proper disassembly, because Taurus doesn't intend for anyone but a qualified gunsmith or Taurus to disassemble the cylinder assembly.
This is to prevent unqualified owners from damaging the assembly, then expecting Taurus to pay for repairs.
Unless you absolutely MUST disassemble the cylinder assembly....DON'T.
It's very seldom necessary to do so and it's easy top damage it.
Most any cleaning can be done with the cylinder assembled, if necessary by soaking the assembly in a solvent.

Here's an exploded view of the Taurus revolver design.


NO GUARANTEES, IF YOU DAMAGE THE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE, but this type of Taurus appears to disassemble similar to a S&W cylinder. If so:

The cylinder assembly appears to come off the frame like a S&W.
Remove the front side plate screw and open the cylinder.
Hold the cylinder stationary as you pull the cylinder crane forward and out of the frame.
Make SURE THAT screw is kept separate and goes back in THAT hole.
These screws are hand fitted to act as cylinder retention screws, and other side plate screw may LOOK just like it, but aren't.

Put three FIRED cases in the cylinder to support the ejector shaft splines.
Grip the end of the ejector rod with a padded vise and unscrew the ejector rod.
The assembly simply pulls apart.

NOTE: I don't know if these models ejector rods are right hand thread or left hand. Be careful not to strip the threads during disassembly or reassembly.

Be careful not to bend the easily bent ejector rod.

Pay attention to how parts like the small collar on the front of the ejector spring is oriented.

Use the three fired cases during reassembly.

June 14, 2011, 08:42 PM
You might try looking on the Taurus forum. Awhile back I ran across instructions for disassembling a model 85, including the cylinder assembly. (http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=22661.0)

Good luck!