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Well... its probably not that big of an issue...
Ill start with the gun fail. I was about to set off my last 5 shots of the day with my Taurus .454 RB.
I loaded it and was about to take aim... the whole cylinder fell out... I mean just plunk on the ground!
Thank god it was on snow and not concrete. Otherwise just really embarrassing.
I don't know how or why it happened. It was tight and I check my gun obsessively.
It wont go back together now and I just don't know... I will take pictures in a bit. but right now i'm just too exhausted to think so pardon my lack of technical terms here... the thingy that the cylinder spins on... slides into the frame and has a pin in the end with a spring... well it wont slide back into the hole. I cant see why it wont. It doesn't seem to be broken or missing any parts. PLEEEEASE HELP!


For the range report...

there was supposed to be 12 of us going to the range today. I made 24 burgers, bought ammo and other odds and ends. Only one person showed up. Other than that it was a good day. Lots more food and ammo for us !
The range was snowed in... so we had to hike in the snow. I think I was carrying around 80-100 pounds of stuff. damn near killed me but at least I earned my dinner.
I had a video cam with me for recording the event. It was out of power. So I used mt phone and got some good vid of melons exploding. THAT was awesome! the Hornady XTP hollow tips vaporized the melons ! there was nothing big enough to identify lol. Just a fine mist of melon raining down for a 10-15 foot radius... niiiice!
We were out for around three hours and the guy that showed up payed for most of the ammo.
Back home and time for rum and coke... well mostly rum...

I hope there's nothing wrong with my revolver. Its my baby. In fact if I had a baby I would probably sell it for more ammo for my revolver lol
 

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I sure hope you find out what's going on with your gun. Other then that sounds like you had fun. As far as ammo goes what's the situation up there? Is the drought starting to trickle north at all?
 

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I sure hope you find out what's going on with your gun. Other then that sounds like you had fun. As far as ammo goes what's the situation up there? Is the drought starting to trickle north at all?
Man you made me inhale my rum lol... There's a drought ? Seriously whats going on. I have noticed that EVERYTHING has suddenly jumped in price if you can get it at all. I had a feeling there's something going on in the world of guns but I haven't had time to catch up on news in a few months.
I had to search everywhere to find my .454 ammo. When I went into one shop and asked for .454 Casull the guy behind the counter actually said 'not blood likely' When I asked why he just said something about USA and a run on ammo. So whats gives ?
 

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OK, the "thingy the cylinder spins on" is called the "Cylinder Arbor" and sometimes called the "Base Pin". In a double-action revolver, the arm the cylinder arbor is mounted on is called "The Crane". The crane is mounted to the frame on a pivot pin that is retained by a set screw. Now, did the cylinder assembly slide off of the cylinder arbor or did the whole thing drop out of the frame?
 
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OK, the "thingy the cylinder spins on" is called the "Cylinder Arbor" and sometimes called the "Base Pin". In a double-action revolver, the arm the cylinder arbor is mounted on is called "The Crane". The crane is mounted to the frame on a pivot pin that is retained by a set screw. Now, did the cylinder assembly slide off of the cylinder arbor or did the whole thing drop out of the frame?
The whole thing dropped out of the frame.
 

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This is about it... The spring you can see there got a little ratched up trying to get it back together. When I try to put it back together its really tight and just jams up... I can wiggle it a bit then it suddenly loosens up and slides 95% of the way then gets stuck again. I looked inside the frame where the pivot pin ? slides into and cant see anything blocking it... I dont know why it doesnt just slide back together... or for that matter how it fell out in the first place.
 

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Did you disassemble the gun before going to the range? Specifically did you take the screw and spring out that is on the right side of the gun?
 

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Hehe ummmm well I put it in the way it came out ? other than that i'm not sure. Is there a trick too it ?
The spring just seems to go on the end of the pin shaped thing that seems to push in and out of the pivot ? It all seems like its in the right place. But I was going by a youtube video that takes apart a raging judge not an RB like mine. Couldnt find anything specifically for the raging bull.
 

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That guide is awesome ! and from that I can say... it looks like everything is the way it should be... the spring and plunger seem correct... the yoke just doesn't want to slide back into the frame where it came out of. It goes in about 95% then just stops like there's something blocking it... but I cant see anything.
 

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Guess it's time to contact our friends at Taurus Customer Service and take advantage of their lifetime service warranty.

Keep us posted on what ultimately transpires from this disappointing incident.
 

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The yoke screw, spring. and plunger have to be installed after sliding the cylinder in. I've had the same problem with my Judge.
 

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Was this gun a gift from Wile E Coyote?
Or
Did Acme have a sale that day?

I'm sorry about the humor but your words 'it just fell out' brings to mind the happy days of cartoons.
 

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I sure hope you find out what's going on with your gun. Other then that sounds like you had fun. As far as ammo goes what's the situation up there? Is the drought starting to trickle north at all?
Now that IS funny! That is like saying, "Other than that Mrs. Kennedy, how was the motorcade."

I hope you get your Taurus figured out.
 
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I had the same thing happen at a lgs when trying a holster for my 327 revolver. He unloaded it to try the fit and when be handed it back to me the crane and cylinder came out. Unfortunately I had the set screw and plunger come out who knows where. At least the guy was cool and not a prick about my Taurus.
 

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Saw the title and thought "holy crap we have a kaboom". I'm glad that you where not injured, physically.
 

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Saw the title and thought "holy crap we have a kaboom". I'm glad that you where not injured, physically.

I had thought the same. The handgun can be fixed and I hope that you can get it going soon.
 

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The yoke screw, spring. and plunger have to be installed after sliding the cylinder in. I've had the same problem with my Judge.
I'm trying to picture this... and I cant lol If you slide the cylinder in... then it's inside the frame so how do you attach the spring and plunger then ? I'm probably misunderstanding this :p

I cant use the Taurus warranty i'm told if I send it in from my location in Canada ill never see it again. It took a year just to get one in the first place lol. I'm also pretty sure iv'e voided my warranty.
 
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