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    help identifying a older taurus revolver

    so i have been to 3 gun shops and no one knows what this thing is it says taurus and is stamped 609 all over the place



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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    I am far from a specialist on the older models. But if it is stamped 609, it sure must be one. What caliber is it? 38 or 357/38??

    Of course the current 609 is a semi auto.
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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    You can go to taurus web site and key in the serial number and get the info.

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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    Quote Originally Posted by WJL24
    You can go to taurus web site and key in the serial number and get the info.
    With guns that are older, and were imported by earlier companies, that does not work. If you want to try, a phone call. This is the new Taurus Customer Service number at 1-800-327-3776
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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    I am actually going through a very similar situation...
    See here- http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=31743.0

    It appears that you have the same "old" Taurus logo on that grip as well...

    This should date it prior to 1977 according to input from other members here.

    Taurus Customer service will most probably be of no assistance to you, but you can call them and see if you have better luck than I did-

    If your gun is stamped with "INT DIST INC. Miami".. it should be 70's era gun like mine.

    Internet research comes back with zilch to help narrow down year of production by serial lookup, unfortunately.

    I am trying to gain access to a Blue Book of Gun Values to see if that will help determine year of production on these older model Tauri.

    Good luck with your quest!

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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    That looks like an oldie. Is there a number stamped on the inside of the crane? Just from the photo I'm thinking it's an old model 80 or 82 or 83 (can't remember if this model has the fixed sites or not).

    I'm not aware of any old Taurus revolvers with the model number stamped more than once or on the outside of the frame somewhere. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this one.

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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    it is not stamed miami unfortunatly it says
    on the main body

    firearms int'l corp
    washington DC
    38 special

    on the snout

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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    Have you had a chance to open up the cylinder to see if any numbers are stamped on the inside of the crane? Sounding more like an 80 series all the time.
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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

    if i am looking in the correct spot it is stamped

    609
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    to me it really looks alot like the model 66 smith and wesson but a taurus version???

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    Re: help identifying a older taurus revolver

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