Do I have an ejector rod issue on my 740?
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Thread: Do I have an ejector rod issue on my 740?

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    Do I have an ejector rod issue on my 740?

    Should I be concerned with the protruding of the ejector rod as shone in this photo?



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    You might try seeing if you can screw the button in a bit. As I recall it's staked and threaded, backside of button on my 740 & 709 (and spare RCS assy) is flush with rod - no gap. If yours has a gap it may be coming unscrewed. OAL of my spares run 62.23 to 62.82 mm. (NOTE: I just checked the longer of the four and the button had a "gap" - skinned back spring and screwed button down) probably would be easier to adjust if in pistol and slide locked back - unloaded, of course.) If that's not the problem, haven't a clue.
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    Tried doing that, no good. Went on line with Taurus Customer Service Chat and they are sending me a new Guide Rod ( I said Ejector Rod in my initial post cause I don't know what the hell I am talking about) so I am real happy!
    BTW had the 740 at the range yesterday and here is how she did. Also carried her on a private business lunch today, perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wino View Post
    You might try seeing if you can screw the button in a bit. As I recall it's staked and threaded, backside of button on my 740 & 709 (and spare RCS assy) is flush with rod - no gap. If yours has a gap it may be coming unscrewed. OAL of my spares run 62.23 to 62.82 mm. (NOTE: I just checked the longer of the four and the button had a "gap" - skinned back spring and screwed button down) probably would be easier to adjust if in pistol and slide locked back - unloaded, of course.) If that's not the problem, haven't a clue.
    Hi Wino, me again, lol. As a follow up, I received the new recoil assembly from Taurus today and it does not seem to fit. It just drops, too short to require any tension with the barrel. I am not clear on what you mean by checking to see if the assembly is coming un-screwed. But, I do not think I should use a recoil assembly that has not tension with the barrel. Any thoughts would be helpful. For what it is worth, here is a photo of both assembly's, the new one from Taurus is on the right.




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    Attached picture shows rod with slide locked back - muzzle button back side is flush with rod; the bare RCA skinned back shows muzzle button and some threads - that button can be screwed in and out and basically holds the RCA assembly together. If your new button is flush, then you may be able to screw it out a bit to get good contact so it doesn't fall out when you rotate barrel over to install slide on frame.

    Not sure I mentioned before or not, but some years back Taurus told be 709 and 740 used same RCA. True or not, I've used in both. I do have one 709/740 RCA that button is incorrect (a bit oversized) and won't fit any of my Slims.
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    In the spirit of full disclosure, my ejector/guide rod issue was operator error: I had put the PT140 barrel and guide rod in my 740. Pointed out to me at the gun range when one of the range guys noted that the serial number on the barrel was different than the one of the gun. Thanks everyone.

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    Thanks for coming back around and disclosing this. You're a real man in my book. Someone in the future will do the same exact mistake and we'll have the benefit of this thread to help a brother out.
    I have a friend from Texas that whenever she makes a mistake will say: "Well, it's the first time since the last time." I've adopted that comeback and use it quite often!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vboy36 View Post
    In the spirit of full disclosure, my ejector/guide rod issue was operator error: I had put the PT140 barrel and guide rod in my 740. Pointed out to me at the gun range when one of the range guys noted that the serial number on the barrel was different than the one of the gun. Thanks everyone.

    BH
    Thanks for sharing. These are the posts that really help people.

    Nothing worse than someone coming back two days later and all they post is:

    "Fixed it".

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