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    No oil from factory?

    Over the last few years I have purchased a Taurus 1911, 738 and 140 that was heavily oiled from the factory. A couple of days ago I purchased a 709 that was on sale from Academy that was BONE dry (less upfront work for me) except for the magazine. I had the salesperson open a couple of more boxes and they were the same way.

    When I got home I did my normal thorough cleaning of a new gun, but still wondered if maybe Taurus had changes the way they ship guns.

    Anyone else see this with new Taurus guns recently?
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    I know that metal guns need oil to help prevent rust....Plastic gun do not
    My 709 was shipped without oil a few years ago.

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    I assume that they still come into port in Miami, sit there for a while in containers and then are delivered to taurus?
    so I would guess that Taurus in Brazil ran out of shipping grease.
    maybe Clarence the LUBE technician was off the day they shipped them out from Brazil?
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    One of my 2 PT1911s was dripping in the oil, the other was not. Both were purchased a few years ago. My PT709 was mildly gooey when I bought it 4+ years ago.
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    My 709 also came in dry.
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    olfahors...Clarence got fired. They found out that he had slippery fingers. Clareece took over for him.

    My G2's and 709's were dry upon pickup.
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    I read in this forum a while ago that Taurus USA was going to clean the pistols now, because people were sick of doing it themselves when they bought a new gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
    olfahors...Clarence got fired. They found out that he had slippery fingers. Clareece took over for him.

    My G2's and 709's were dry upon pickup.

    I understand that his cousin Terrance took his place!
    course this was mentioned to me by his Uncle Jake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I read in this forum a while ago that Taurus USA was going to clean the pistols now, because people were sick of doing it themselves when they bought a new gun.
    I started to bring this up, but my memory was that the previous CEO (Mark) was the one that began this due to the problems that were occurring with new firearms being shot without a good cleaning?? not sure if its still the practice or not??
    my memory is old so I can very possibly be incorrect.
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    Agreed, olafhors; I'm not claiming my memories/knowledge are perfect either.
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