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I recently purchased this 856. I can not seem to find any information on this barrel configuration. The oal of the barrel is 3" but the the shroud is a 2".

I would appreciate any info you'll could give me.
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Guns are imported 3" long and cut down and crowned here in the states to get around certain laws. Yours was never cut down. I've got an 856 in my profile pic like that. I had mine threaded and I'm waiting for a can.
 

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So does Taurus typically sell them in this configuration or was this something that slipped through?

Also, is it rare to see them for sale uncut? Does this increase or decrease or change the value of the firearm?
 

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So does Taurus typically sell them in this configuration or was this something that slipped through?

Also, is it rare to see them for sale uncut? Does this increase or decrease or change the value of the firearm?
Value is subjective. I paid $360 for mine at auction. Regular ones were going for $310 at the time
 

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Guns are imported 3" long and cut down and crowned here in the states to get around certain laws. Yours was never cut down. I've got an 856 in my profile pic like that. I had mine threaded and I'm waiting for a can.
You do realize a suppressor isn't going to do much good on a revolver, right.
 

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As soon as I saw the thread title I guessed it would be one of these.

They'd be good for porting.
 

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So does Taurus typically sell them in this configuration or was this something that slipped through?

Also, is it rare to see them for sale uncut? Does this increase or decrease or change the value of the firearm?
I've seen quite a few of them out there. I don't know if it was typical, but it is at least somewhat common and possibly for a reason. Taurus has only been operating out of Bainbridge, GA for a short time. I've heard from a number of what I consider reliable sources that while most models are still made in Brazil, assembly is being done in Bainbridge. Import concerns wouldn't be an issue in this case.
 

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There have been about 2 revolvers that have been built with the idea of having a suppressor. The cylinder/cone gap just has too much gas leak to make a standard revolver a realistic idea. I dunno what that pic is. Looks like they never crowned off the end and left the tool to finish the crown. Maybe it will shoot with a heavy barrel precision pattern. These crimp threaded barrels have been a bit of a curse with no pin for center. Measure the cylinder/cone gap, try to visual if it's got any cock that prints it consistently right and you probably could "loosen" the thread about a mm to be true dead center if needed....but I see most almost dead on. If you have .005-.006 " consistent gap left/right you might have yourself a possible precision grade one in your hand. No excessive end shake, .006" way much and half ideal and I would NOT sell for any money. I know of a very smithed 856 stainless snub, viridian laser, ameriglo front tritium, internal polish, exterior high satin polish...second to none...well, unless there is a 327 that wants a new home. But suppressor? No, it's just not gonna be. Porting would kill ballistics and offer zero advantage.

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Guns are imported 3" long and cut down and crowned here in the states to get around certain laws. Yours was never cut down. I've got an 856 in my profile pic like that. I had mine threaded and I'm waiting for a can.
On a revolver?
 

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Porting would kill ballistics and offer zero advantage.
'scuse me? Kill the ballistics compared to what? Offer zero advantage? Wow, didn't know that things were so absolute, so cut and dried.
 

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I don't know about you but, I think the very first question Is "Is that even safe to shoot with the barrel like that??"
 
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