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Thread Admin: 5thcommjarhead (4-0-0) (Last 10 Posts) Posted: 12/16/2004 at 07:56:20
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Thread Title: "What Model Taurus .38?"
5thcommjarhead 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.
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Buyer: gulfwar1(18-1-0) Post#1 - Posted: 12/18/2004 at 06:50:13
(no avatar) 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. !!

Seller: gov2mod(1081-0-0) Post#2 - Posted: 12/19/2004 at 06:51:54
gov2mod I had one similar to it and it was an old Taurus model 84. If I recall it had grooves on either the top of the frame or on the grip area.

Former Seller: Der Gebirgsjager(1-0-0) Post#3 - Posted: 12/19/2004 at 19:28:03
(no avatar) 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.

Buyer: walt65(1-0-0) Post#4 - Posted: 01/06/2005 at 11:55:12
(no avatar) 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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