My wife's ex left her a .38 Spl. Taurus revolver. It greatly resembles a 4" bbl. S&W K-38, but the grips are a different size. I can't try to find new grips for it until I find out what it is, and several hours on the internet were fruitless. It has "Firearms Int'l Corp., Washington DC, .38 Special" stamped on the right side of the frame, just under the rear of the cylinder. Is this a 38101SO? I can't find any photos or diagrams of one of these original Taurus revolvers. Thanks.
i do not know all about taurus. had same problem with the revolver i bought. if you swing out the cylinder on your gun look on the frame where the cylinder sits. it will say 65 or 66 or something like that. that is where my model number was. !!
Wow! You do have an old one--imported back before Taurus established their own U.S.A. distributor. If you look in an older Gun Digest or Shooter's Bible you may be able to identify the revolver; if it looks very similar to an S&W Mod. 10 or S&W Mod. 15 it may be a Taurus Mod. 80 or 82, respectively. Well, your Wife's Ex didn't leave her too badly armed. The Taurus revolvers of that era weren't up to the quality of today's Taurus revolvers, but they are sufficently strong for the cartridge chambered, and reliable. Stay away from +P ammo.
Hey! Der Gebirgsjager thanks that's a great answer. I have a similar firearm with "80" stamped on the back of the cylinder. I had contacted Taurus with my serial # and the twit on the other end of the phone did not know what I was talking about.
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