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    Also received my prepaid Fedex label yesterday, boxed up my snubbie and dropped it off at the nearest Fedex office this morning. Hope springs eternal.

    I'm just glad the case is finally out of the courts and Taurus can get things rolling. Regardless of past performance I have no issue with now giving Taurus customer service the opportunity to make things right in a timely fashion.
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    No correspondence yet that I've seen. I opened the service order almost immediately. I may get on chat to see that the estimate of turn time it...probably the 4-6 weeks that they always quote. One of my main questions will be if the part is actually in their possession...or just promised to them. I wonder if the OEM hammer block is a MIM part that fails. Seems that they should be replacing ALL of them with a machined piece.
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    Alright, I hadn't heard of the Rossi recall until I got the e-mail about a settlement. What made the drop safe whoopsie a problem. I thought any revolver with the firing pin on the hammer was a drop safe hazard. Sorry, but considering the track record of the Taurus recall, I'd be hesitant about sending any firearm back. Especially if it wasn't broke. And before you give that a harumph, go back and look at the title of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJS3 View Post
    Alright, I hadn't heard of the Rossi recall until I got the e-mail about a settlement. What made the drop safe whoopsie a problem. I thought any revolver with the firing pin on the hammer was a drop safe hazard. Sorry, but considering the track record of the Taurus recall, I'd be hesitant about sending any firearm back. Especially if it wasn't broke. And before you give that a harumph, go back and look at the title of this thread.
    The Rossi design, and many others with a hammer FP, have a "Hammer Block" which renders the gun drop safe as the FP cannot advance to the primer unless the trigger is depressed. My suspicion (and only that as I have no other info) is that the hammer block has been shown to be defective in some cases...maybe a MIM part?

    They are claiming an "inspection" and parts replacement IF they find it to be defective. I personally would much rather they have new machined components, as from solid steel, to install to ensure that my gun is as safe as possible. We will never know for sure what was wrong or how it was fixed due to the lack of transparency with Taurus.
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    Hey Chuck! I appreciate your post since I just bought a Rossi 972 in an "estate sale" and found out about the "safety warning/recall". I have shot the 971 and really like the gun. I have spoken with the folks at both Rossi and Braztech and all they say is "register with Rossi and wait for a shipping label to arrive", then mail the gun to Miami FL and it should be mailed back in twelve weeks. Are they kidding?...I also questioned their tech support folks and they were very tight lipped about what needs to be inspected or repaired. I believe it has something to do with the hammer block/bar and I know it's not easy to accidentally discharge any revolver unless the hammer is cocked. I'll bet someone dropped their gun(s) directly on the hammer when it was loaded....Not smart! I'm looking for any reputable dealer or gun repair shop that can do the repair but I doubt Rossi will disclose exactly what need to be done. If you or any other Rossi/Taurus owners have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it. I also have a Taurus 66 and intend to keep it and the 972 since it appears to be out of production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazman View Post
    Hey Chuck! I appreciate your post since I just bought a Rossi 972 in an "estate sale" and found out about the "safety warning/recall". I have shot the 971 and really like the gun. I have spoken with the folks at both Rossi and Braztech and all they say is "register with Rossi and wait for a shipping label to arrive", then mail the gun to Miami FL and it should be mailed back in twelve weeks. Are they kidding?...I also questioned their tech support folks and they were very tight lipped about what needs to be inspected or repaired. I believe it has something to do with the hammer block/bar and I know it's not easy to accidentally discharge any revolver unless the hammer is cocked. I'll bet someone dropped their gun(s) directly on the hammer when it was loaded....Not smart! I'm looking for any reputable dealer or gun repair shop that can do the repair but I doubt Rossi will disclose exactly what need to be done. If you or any other Rossi/Taurus owners have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it. I also have a Taurus 66 and intend to keep it and the 972 since it appears to be out of production.
    Gazman
    Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. They are not kidding about the time for the repair, it may well be a low estimate of time and I am still waiting months later to even get the shipping label. They are offering a 50.00 reward for your time and trouble while paying for the shipping both ways.

    A qualified gunsmith could no doubt do the repair, but first they would have to get parts from Taurus which is impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck_in_texas View Post
    You bring up a "permanent" point with the legal issue, JRJ. Following your logic -- which is damned sound --- I can't do anything with the gun except wait on Rossi. Except take a hacksaw to it. Even if I don't want it, I'm stuck with it until they decide to fix it.
    Or sell it to one of us with knowledge of the issue and we sign a knowledgement of said issue.

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    To Gazman, IMHO and only IMHO, You bought a used product and subsequently learned it has a known safety 'issue' and an ongoing factory recall process. The procedure to follow is clear, the cost to you is zero $ (actually you'll make fifty bucks on the deal) and all you will lose in the end is time.

    I suggest you complete the simple online form and sit back and wait for your shipping label. This specific recall involves a firearm, but I'd offer the same advice if this were a used car, a food product, a baby stroller or crib or..... you get the idea.
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