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    Cleaning of the Judge

    Good Morning,
    Soon to be owned by a Judge (finally) Is there a thread concerning cleaning before first time use.
    I am still confused on this issue. I just read 'The Taurus Owners Manual' which says first cleaning done without disassembly. I have read here on the forum that you have to disassemble. 3 hours and we off on the road trip. Any help from my new friends?
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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    The first cleaning of any new gun should include a thorough degreasing with gun scrubber or a plastic safe brake parts cleaner.

    For the Judge, you will want to remove the grip and the side plate. Use copious amounts of gun scrubber to remove any trace of packing grease or oil (seems they use an oil these days) since it can gum up the works. Replace the side plate and grip and cock the hammer. Put 2 or 3 drops of rem-oil, or any other light gun oil that migrates well, on the hammer. Dry fire the gun 10 to 20 times. Place one drop of the oil under the extractor star, and one drop on the ejector rod where it protrudes from the cylinder. That's just about all the lube you will need.

    Add to all that a normal cleaning, and you are all set.
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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    Follow dcphoto's sage advice and you'll be "good to go"!





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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    I just bought a polymer Public Defender...does it break down (i.e., the side plate) for cleaning the same way as a metal framed Judge? I wouldn't think so, and obviously I need to look the gun over more closely...but I thought I'd pose the question as I look as the various cleaning threads.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    I always find great tutorials on You Tube for my guns.... might be a great place to start. We had to do a search when we broke down my Dad's 24/7 for the first time.

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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    I just got Poly PD, and from the looks of it, I'd say that it doesn't break down as you suspected. I'm just cleaning mine as I would any revolver.

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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    Cleaning is great, dry firing is not recomended by Taurus.

    From the Taurus manual
    22. SAFETY FIRST: Dry firing is bad for this firearm, whether the hammer
    block is engaged or not.
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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    The Taurus website says dry firing is ok, except for rimfire revolvers.

    http://www.taurususa.com/faq-results.cfm?faqID=24


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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    There are times when dry firing is unavoidable such when adjusting the hammer spring tension which is mentioned in the manual. Personally I err on the side of caution. YMMV
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    Re: Cleaning of the Judge

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyhatty
    The Taurus website says dry firing is ok, except for rimfire revolvers.

    http://www.taurususa.com/faq-results.cfm?faqID=24

    That's the first time I've seen that. Prior to that, all I've seen in the revolver manual is what bergners wrote.

    I am leary of dry firing a Ultra-Lite Taurus with a pressed in firing pin bushing. Even with snap caps and firing real ammo, that bushing seems to flare out at the firing pin hole.


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