Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)
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    Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    Hello, I have probably one of the first runs of the PT140 Milleniums seeing that they are discontinued (http://www.taurususa.com/products/pr...ategory=Pistol)

    Anyways, I was at the range today bringing this guy out from storage as I haven't shot it in a couple years. Well about 35 rounds in and halfway through a mag it drops to the bench and I can feel loose plastic in my right hand. I clear the gun and look at the bench. I see the mag and a couple small black pieces of plastic. I empty the mag and try to put it back in but it wouldn't catch. I look at the mag release from the left and it appeared fine and moved in/out when depressed. From the right side there was about half of it missing. I can see into the frame through a hole in the cracked mag release. I take the slide off and see that there is no longer a nub to hold the mag when inserted.

    This had happened to the previous owner and he had Taurus fix it. Me being in NY and being recommended to have an FFL send it costs alot just to have the mag release swapped out for another. I am wondering if there are instructions or directions somewhere to install a mag release for this model? I see instructions for the new versions but I dont think everything is the same regarding its removal. I was able to depress the mag spring and got what was left of the release out but that was quite the process and I am unsure of the best way to put it back in.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    Just order the new release from Taurus directly. It is a simple process to remove/replace the mag release.

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    Re: Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    I see how simple the new style is but I have not seen any instruction on how to install the old style that I have. Any help?

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    Re: Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    Order the parts, even if you have to pay someone to do it, it will be cheaper than sending it in.

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    Re: Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    Sounds like a plan. I will give them a call and order a part today when they open.

    Anyone have a schematic or any help as to how to reseat the spring and mag release?

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    Re: Broken mag release from PT140 (plastic release snapped)

    I got the parts in the mail last night. I put the new mag release in without the spring to test how it fit and it was very tight. I lightly sanded the edges and it now moves smoothly from side to side.

    My trouble is with attaching the spring to the mag release. I can either put the release in the frame but can't seem to get the spring in the frame and also lined up with the hole/slot in the release, or (as I have it now) I got the spring to sit in the slotted housing but can' seem to get it out of the way to get the release in. Here are a couple quick pics to show what I am talking about and how it isn't set up like the Millennium Pros. I also tried to highlight from the bottom view the prongs of the spring that are in the way.




 

 

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