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    Some firearms like the Makarov was meant for average Joe to work on sadly many modern firearms are not, the Spectrum is one that should be as is other then minor polishing, but I understand we all want to "improve" our toys sometimes it cost us a few bucks.
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    Called Taurus and they said send them the gun.
    As to not messing with my guns. Bought my first gun at age 12 I am now 75. Still have the first gun and about 80 more. All of which I have disassembled and reassembled in detail. I am or have been a lifetime Master for NRA outdoor pistol, NRA instructor for pistol and rifle, Texas state concealed carry instructor, member USAF Pistol team, graduate Glock Ploice armory class. I spent 15 years at a gun wholesaler business were I inspected,cleaned,disassembled,repaired,reassemble d many makes and models of police trade in guns. I think I am a bit more knowledgeable than the average Joe. Just saying.
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    No offense old guy we all make errors does not matter how well trained and as a fellow 75 year old I find I tend to make more mistakes now and as you I've been handling/working on guns since 9.

    Quote Originally Posted by old guy in texas View Post
    Called Taurus and they said send them the gun.
    As to not messing with my guns. Bought my first gun at age 12 I am now 75. Still have the first gun and about 80 more. All of which I have disassembled and reassembled in detail. I am or have been a lifetime Master for NRA outdoor pistol, NRA instructor for pistol and rifle, Texas state concealed carry instructor, member USAF Pistol team, graduate Glock Ploice armory class. I spent 15 years at a gun wholesaler business were I inspected,cleaned,disassembled,repaired,reassemble d many makes and models of police trade in guns. I think I am a bit more knowledgeable than the average Joe. Just saying.

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    No offense taken. Like I said in the first post all comments taken with humility. At 75 I have learned nobody is perfect or anything close to it. We all screw up but hopefully we learn from our mistakes.
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    Took the gun to UPS today to send it to Taurus. Taurus would not send a shipping label. The local customer center said I had to ship it next day air at a cost of $89. I took it to Fedex and they shipped it ground for $12. Yes, I told them it was a handgun. Anyone up to speed on the current rules for shipping a handgun?

    Well I did some research and currently UPS and Fedex ship handguns by air only and it cost about $90. The Fedex person who shipped my gun by ground screwed up big time. It seems the only cheap way to do it is to get your dealer to mail it. FFL to FFL can mail guns legally and it would be normal post office rates. Even with registered mail, signature required costs it would be a fraction of UPS and Fedex rates.
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    Will wonders never cease? My gun arrived at Taurus on 8-1-19. FedEx just handed me my repaired gun at 5:00PM local today. A five day turn around counting shipping! They must have fixed it the day it got there. Now the bad news. All it needed was a new firing pin return spring. They replaced it and the firing pin,the firing pin spring and the recoil spring. Originally the trigger took 14 pounds to go the last 1/32 of a inch of travel. I got it down to a smooth 8 pounds all the way through. Now it takes 16 pounds to go the last 1/32 of an inch. So back to a total tear down and stoning the new firing pin. My only hope is the new recoil spring is not a bad as some posts have said it is.
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    Sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm just not a gunsmith - but I'd like to learn! I can't even perceive the last 1/16" of pull.
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    Ok call Taurus if Taurus says couple ideas to try Wolff springs/numrich/gallow way and even E-Bay I got a parts hook up for a PT 145 off of ebay now realize numrich and e-bay used parts I ran into a new supplier this eve I should have bonk marked if I trip across them again I sure will. Jacks first has been decent NOW WHEN LOOKING AT ANY OF THESE ADD GUN PARTS, some moron did not and proceeded to read me a riot act one day...He pulled up jacks windows some similar and got bent when I asked why did you not include "GUN PARTS"? SOME FOLKS REALLLLLYYYY!!!!!!!
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    OK JimmyA I have a trigger pull gauge that measures the force required to pull a trigger through its full travel. This trigger has what is called a stacking problem. As you near the end of the pull the pull gets heavier. The most of the pull it takes 8 pounds of force to move the trigger. At the end of the pull, the last 1/32 of an inch of movement, the force jumps to 16 pounds. It means there is a burr on
    the sear face of the firing pin that is catching on the face of the trigger bar just before the release point. The cure is to stone(file) off the burr and get the two faces to slide smoothly against each other.
    I have a recoil spring tester; I got it to test colt 1911 45acp recoil springs; and the new Taurus recoil spring tests at 7.5pounds. It is stiffer than the old recoil spring and is a SOB to put back in the gun.
    What hacks me off is I told them on the letter I sent with the gun that it was running perfectly and all it needed was a new trigger return spring. They went and changed the firing pin and the recoil spring and created new problems for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old guy in texas View Post
    and the new Taurus recoil spring tests at 7.5pounds. It is stiffer than the old recoil spring and is a SOB to put back in the gun.
    What hacks me off is I told them on the letter I sent with the gun that it was running perfectly and all it needed was a new trigger return spring. They went and changed the firing pin and the recoil spring and created new problems for me.
    That's known as JOB SECURITY for the gunsmiths!!!
    they don't want to correctly repair themselves out of a job!!
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