Wow. drop and loose your takedown pin in the house you have to mail pistol in for that one part. 4 week turnaround.
Hi there,Wow. drop and loose your takedown pin in the house you have to mail pistol in for that one part. 4 week turnaround.
I just re-read my owner's manual (with a magnifying glass as the print font is about size 4 and the manual itself is about 4" x 5" but I digress) and I did not find any mention of "restricted" parts. Just sayin'Being one of those lucky few who actually read the Owners Manuals, they tell you about restricted parts in there. WE are the reason why parts aren't available today from many manufacturers. WE screwed around with replacement parts, and then, WE sued the manufacturer.
Over the years, I've lost some parts, latest was a screw that holds the magazine tube into the barrel of a Remington Model 552. The whole screw is under 3/16" long, and has three threads on it. Luckily, my Tabby was there when it hit the floor. I thought, "here we go" when it hit the floor, but the cat had it in his paws before it stopped bouncing. For that he was given a big treat. Now, whenever I go down to work on guns, he's right there.
The four week turnaround is a boiler-plate answer to anyone who asks. I would imagine that it will take much less time. For myself, small parts go into bins while I work on the gun. The screw from the 552 was sitting on the table, ready to be placed in a bin, when the gun exploded apart (anyone who has taken a 552 apart knows what I mean).
Yep, I lost the washer between the firing pin springs on a .308 savage axis,same deal...but a grade 8 washer that I oil hardened works just fine.I have a Savage Axis rifle and while it is a great gun, many complain about the heavy trigger pull. Many owners have shown on Youtube how to cut the trigger spring a bit to lower the pull from say 7 lbs to 5 or 3 etc. I thought I may try that but before I mucked things up, I went on-line to Savage with the intent of ordering a spare spring in case I screwed mine up. Lo and behold, the spring is only $2 but Savage will only ship one to a gunsmith. Again, a way to protect themselves from cowboys who go too far with these mods.
I read that JR. All I was saying is the the word "restricted" or the phrase "restricted parts" does not appear. At least not to me. Savage actually writes "This component is restricted to gunsmiths". No where in the TCP manual does Taurus tell you a part cannot be purchased."25
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