New wheel gun

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  1. Caustic117

    Caustic117

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    I just picked up a Taurus model 85 in 38 special
    I walked In to the LGS to see about putting my XS sights on my Bodyguard .380. Wile waiting to talk to someone I started looking and saw the M85 in the used gun cabinet, price was $270 so I asked to look it it.
    I already have some 38 ammo at home from when I worked in DC so why not. The gun is damn near new, doesn't look like it was abused. Looks like it was a safe/drawer gun. I asked the salesman and he was the one who bought the gun from the original owner, he stated that he never carried or fired the gun and really kept in the box!
    Not sure how much I will actually carry this but I have been looking for a decent wheel gun for a wile now!


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  2. Scott3670

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    Great score, but you messed up by not posting any pics :tongueout:
     

  3. Bruce M

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    At that price it would hard to pass up! Enjoy it.
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Good choice.
    I like my BG380, but I like my .38 snubby much more.
     
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    OK, much better. Nice gun!
     
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    Get back to us after you've shot it extensively for a few months, to see if you still like it. A Taurus is not the best bet in firearms. (I learned from unhappy experience...)
     
  8. Short Bus Driver

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    I had a 605 (the .357 version of the 85) with a concealed (bobbed) hammer. I miss that gun!!!

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  9. barth

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    I've go a S&W 342 ti that I love.
    Think about Speer GDHP 135 gr 38+P Short Barrel for that puppy.
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    My father-in-law swears by his Taurus 85......he loves it! Great revolver that has given him nothing but good service.
     
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    Yeah baby. Really like my 85. I had put 200 rounds through mine when it started not working. The cylinder wouldn't always rotate when I'd cock the hammer or pull the trigger. Took it apart and noticed that the slot in the frame that the hand passes through had not been filed after forging and the slot had a thin tapered edge of metal that made the hand move up in the frame instead of letting it pass through the frame. Just some leftover metal that should have been filed off, which is what i did with a tiny file and gun has worked great since. Really odd that it took that long for the gun to start acting up.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion Barth, I have Remmington Goldensabers for it now but I'm gonna shoot them and get something new as they are 3+ years old

    And thanks every one else!
    I'm happy with the deal I got.
    I really want to try a set of short wood grips for it


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  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    The Excalibers aren't bad for the money, I have them on a same framed mod 94.
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  15. Short Bus Driver

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    Uncle Mike's combat grips are great (much better than the Hogue Monogrip) if you can find them.

    THESE!!!

    [ame="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Uncle-Mikes-Gun-Grips-Taurus-73-85-94-59008-Sm-Fr-Grips-Fast-Shipping-/131097675045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8607c525"]Uncle Mike's Gun Grips Taurus 73 85 94 59008 SM Fr Grips " Fast Shipping " | eBay[/ame]
     
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    Nice find, congrats.
     
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    Congrats on the new toy!!!
     
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    Congrats!:cool:

    I had a 605 for a couple of years, it always went bang!