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    PT-22 Magazine release button and spring fell out.... in the long grass

    Can't find them. It's a pasture not a lawn. Is the mag release button metal or plastic?
    Looks like a pretty simple replacement--the spring goes around the inner part of the button and the whole thing screws into the mag release--the mag release has threads in it. Probably don't have to remove the right hand grip since the mag release shouldn't need to come out. A little locktite on the threads should keep this from happening again. Does that sound about right?
    Numrich does not have the parts in stock. It's the weekend so Taurus isn't home. Will they insist that I send the gun back to them?
    In any case, I'll try them on Monday.
    Keith

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    I have two of the of the older PT-22's, and mine are metal. Is your pistol the older model or the "Poly" model?
    Are we there yet?
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    It's metal. So maybe a magnet could find the parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithH View Post
    It's metal. So maybe a magnet could find the parts?
    Do you have the newer Poly Model, the first pic. Or the older Alloy Frame version, the bottom pic? The older PT22 has a "finger rest" on the front of the trigger guard:
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    It's the older model. Fortunately the magazine button is metal. But I think it's nickel, which is non-ferrous.
    So I made a temporary magazine release button from a short bolt that fit in the hole and in the magazine release (which is threaded) and far enough out to be able to push on it. I had to put a piece of plastic tubing in the hole to keep the bolt from wobbling too much. I screwed it slightly through the magazine catch so it would hold a small spring over the extended end (spring is a clipped off piece from a pen spring) on the other side to push the magazine latch down into the magazine and catch it. I put a touch of Loctite on the threads of the magazine catch before screwing the bolt down. It works! Mostly. It's not a perfect fit and wobbles a little, so occasionally releases the mag inadvertently, but this isn't a self-defense pistol, just a fun little plinker. I will replace it if I can find the parts, but so far no luck. Not in the grass, not at Taurus (out of stName:  PT-22 with mag release spring for homemade mag release.JPG
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    Hope this works out for you quickly. My PT-22 is a FUN little pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithH View Post
    It's the older model. Fortunately the magazine button is metal. But I think it's nickel, which is non-ferrous.
    So I made a temporary magazine release button from a short bolt that fit in the hole and in the magazine release (which is threaded) and far enough out to be able to push on it. I had to put a piece of plastic tubing in the hole to keep the bolt from wobbling too much. I screwed it slightly through the magazine catch so it would hold a small spring over the extended end (spring is a clipped off piece from a pen spring) on the other side to push the magazine latch down into the magazine and catch it. I put a touch of Loctite on the threads of the magazine catch before screwing the bolt down. It works! Mostly. It's not a perfect fit and wobbles a little, so occasionally releases the mag inadvertently, but this isn't a self-defense pistol, just a fun little plinker. I will replace it if I can find the parts, but so far no luck. Not in the grass, not at Taurus (out of stName:  PT-22 with mag release spring for homemade mag release.JPG
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    I have that same pistol, I hope you can get the original part at some point. I injured my right wrist, and i had surgery on it.. it's never flex right again, and I'm limited on what I can shoot.. I'll ya.. hopefully you are never is a position that I am in, but having a gun that that for self defense that is easy to shoot is awesome.
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    I ordered that part, thank you. Thing about Ebay is that it changes every minute. Thanks for finding that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithH View Post
    I ordered that part, thank you. Thing about Ebay is that it changes every minute. Thanks for finding that.
    Keith
    You are Welcome, again.. it's a really gun. I have fired a lot of rounds through mine both solid round nose and hollow points.
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