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    Old model 80

    Hey all, first post here! I recently picked up an old model 80 for a song, and holy hell is the trigger heavy. Wondering if anyone has had luck with the Wolff spring kit in these, and also how well it will fit in an S&W model 10 holster. Thanks!
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    No problems with the holster. Any K frame holster will work. As far as the spring kits go, you'll probably not find a drop in kit and will have to experiment. That or drop it off at a gunsmith and see if they could give it a go.

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    Welcome to TA from Cherokee County, Georgia.

    How old your "old" 80 is determines what springs are needed and/or available. Show us some pictures of your revolver.
    If yours has the cylinder with grooved flutes and a sideplate with the screw at the top of the frame - as shown below - it's a truly "old" 80, made before about 1973. It will have a hammer with the firing pin on the hammer nose and a hammer block safety. Let's see pictures of your 80.

    Please note that the picture below is an early 84, not an 80. Your 80 does not have the rear sight that the 84 has.

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    I picked up an 80 a couple years back, had the striations in the flutes. When I took the side plate off I found a very different, unique lock work. I had never seen a system like it. It also had a heavy trigger but after i disassembled, cleaned and loobed it came around enough to be serviceable. Appearance wise it was a close copy of the S&W Model 10-6, 4" heavy barrel. But very, very different from the S&W internally. Good shooter!!
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    Yes sir, the early ones look and perform real well in my experience.
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    First if you can, remove the side plate carefully. Try a clean and lube , to see if that will help. Wolff has a generic spring kit which might be worth a try. Link below

    https://www.gunsprings.com/TAURUS/LA...3/mID65/dID289
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