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    older Model 66, need some parts

    I picked up an older Taurus pistol this weekend. When I bought it I knew it needed some parts, but so far I'm having no luck finding them.

    It's an older model 66. It's a six shot, not a 7. It was imported by Int. Dist, Inc. so Taurus will not honor the lifetime warranty. Did not find that out till a few minutes ago when I was talking to their customer service guy. They also do not carry parts for the older guns.

    I checked out Numrich, but they may be out of the parts I need. I say may, because I am not sure if they parts listed go in my gun or not.

    I definitely need the three screws for the sideplate. The fourth screw, the one up top that half covers the sideplate and half the frame is there in my revolver. Numrich has some sideplate screws for $3.15 each, I assume they will fit. They are part number 33.

    The hand is definitely missing. I could not tell this was missing when I bought it because it was zip tied together so no one could chamber a round. It also hid this very well. grrrr. Anyway, Numrich has hands for $10.30, part number 31. They are for the "old model" but is that what I have, and will it fit?

    Also is there a hand spring, part number 28, and hand pin, part number 29, that I need? If so, Numrich is out of them. I can't really tell from Numrich's schematic where the hand spring and hand pin go, so I'm not too sure if they are present on my gun or not. It looks like they are inserted into the rear of the trigger, so I'm not sure how they interact with the hand.



    The schematic is not really correct for my revolver, since I can't see that fourth sideplate screw on it anywhere, so maybe it's all wrong? Also my Taurus has a rebound slide like on the S&W K frame revolvers, part 75 on the Numrich schematic Were the older Taurus' a close copy of the older S&W revolvers perhaps?

    I'm at the office right now, but when I get home I'll take a picture of the internals and post it here. Mayhap that will help a bit.

    Oh, it's also missing grips. Do S&W K frame grips fit? I'm not too worried about the grips though. I can always make my own. And if it comes to that, I have a lathe, I can make the screws and pins, but I'd rather not.

    So does anyone know where to get parts, or what are the right parts to get?

    Thanks for any help.

    -Mike

    edited for some clarity

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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    Mike, go ahead and call Numrich and one of their technicians can tell you if they have the right parts.
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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts





    Sorry they're a bit blurry, but you can see that the insides of my Taurus do not really match up to the schematic on Numrich's site. I'll give them a call tomorrow anyway, just in case they do have the right parts.


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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    Well, I emailed Numerich so that I could send them the photos above in case that helped, but have heard nothing back from them.

    So I dug out my old Taurus, and it looks the same. Four screws on the sideplate. So I took it apart to see what piece or pieces were missing. It looks like the broken one is just missing the hand. I am fairly sure that the hand spring and hand pin are in the sideplate. And my old Taurus was imported by Taurus International, so it should be covered under the lifetime warranty, so they should have the hand and screws I can buy which will then fit on the broken one. I hope.

    But, now I can't get the rassin' frassin' sideplate to go on back on the revolver.

    With the hand spring and hand pin in there, it's a pain in the butt to get it on. I managed to do that, finally, using one flashlight two allen wrenches and three hands. If there is a trick to putting this back on that someone knows, I'd appreciate it greatly if you told me. But now that it's on, whenever I tighten the screws down on the sideplate the action locks up. So something is binding, but I can't figure out what.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    (also, my brother in law has a copy of Kuhnhausen's S&W revolver shop manual, will that help at all if I borrow it? Is this model Taurus similar to the S&W revolvers? Or is it a different kettle of fish? And if so, is there a Kuhnhausen Taurus book, or someonelse's Taurus book I should get? )

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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    Chicorones is our resident revolver expert, takes his revolvers apart and reassembles them when he is bored. fortuneatly, I've never had to, so I don't have any learning curve experience. He has a sticky regarding disassembly and reassembly of Taurus revolvers
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=22661.0

    Chicos post and pictures are excellent. Great instruction.
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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    I had looked at that sticky earlier. Unfortunately my revolver's insides don't look like the revolver in the sticky

    I don't have a picture of it, but on the inside of the side plate is a channel for the hand. There is also a hole that has a spring and a pin in it that put tension on the hand when the whole thing is assembled. There is a very small hole on the outside of the side plate to stick a small allen wrench in (or something similar) to depress the pin and spring and while putting the sideplate back on the revolver somehow manage to get the hand lined up and the pin putting tension on it. this is where I seem to be having the problem. It appears that I have successfully put the pin behind the hand, but when I tighten the screws on the sideplate there is now interference on something and the action doe snot move. Or the trigger may go back, but not forward. I am sure something is getting pinched somewhere, but I am not sure what, or how to fix it. I can only assume that I have messed up and the hand pin is not putting tension on the hand properly, or maybe the pin is not exactly behind the hand and is trapped between the hand and the sideplate? I can't tell since I can't see in there, and as soon as I take the sideplate off everything works fine.

    I'm begining to think that my "bargain" $70 pistol is not such a bargain


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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3501
    Chicorones is our resident revolver expert,
    I wish that were true. I'm just a home style gunsmith wannabe. No fancy tools. :P


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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    I wish I could help you out Gandalf, but I'd have to see something like that in person to have a chance at figuring it out.


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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    Quote Originally Posted by gandalf23

    But, now I can't get the rassin' frassin' sideplate to go on back on the revolver.

    With the hand spring and hand pin in there, it's a pain in the butt to get it on. I managed to do that, finally, using one flashlight two allen wrenches and three hands. If there is a trick to putting this back on that someone knows, I'd appreciate it greatly if you told me. But now that it's on, whenever I tighten the screws down on the sideplate the action locks up. So something is binding, but I can't figure out what.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    (also, my brother in law has a copy of Kuhnhausen's S&W revolver shop manual, will that help at all if I borrow it? Is this model Taurus similar to the S&W revolvers? Or is it a different kettle of fish? And if so, is there a Kuhnhausen Taurus book, or someonelse's Taurus book I should get? )
    I have the same model as you. I reassembled mine after a thorough cleaning about 6 months ago and remember what a bear the side plate was. IIRC, I used a straightened paper clip to hold in the spring loaded pin while inserting the side plate. Sounds simple, but it took 15 minutes or so to do correctly.

    The S&W book WILL very much help. Our vintage is almost an exact duplicate of the Smith model 66. There were just a few changes (such as the spring loaded side plate).

    I have photo's of the entire disassembly process (taken so I could figure out how to put it back together). You could have a look to see if that helps you at all: http://cid-60b9810937280738.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/Taurus^_Model^_66.zip

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    Re: older Model 66, need some parts

    I have some parts from a later 669. Looking at yours, it is more like an S+W than the later Taurus. I believe the grips I have will fit, and the sidecover screws might. Othe innerds I have probably won't.
    If you are interested, I could send you the grips and screws. If they fit, send me the $, if they don't-send 'em back and just cover my shipping.
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