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I recently purchased a model 66. Shoots great in single action, but misses a round in double action. Not every cylinder, only one round. The round has light primer strike. Weak spring?

Any ideas?

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First of all, welcome to the forum. :wave:

As to your question about the M66, I'd suggest giving Taurus warranty service a call. If it has to be sent in for repairs, Taurus is great about standing behind their products. :thumb:
 
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I recently purchased a model 66. Shoots great in single action, but misses a round in double action. Not every cylinder, only one round. The round has light primer strike. Weak spring?

Any ideas?

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There is some history to Taurus revolvers having some light primer strikes, the fix depends on the actual issue with that gun.

Have you tried a different brand of ammo? Same results? Are these factory loads or hand loads?
 

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I recently purchased a model 66. Shoots great in single action, but misses a round in double action. Not every cylinder, only one round. The round has light primer strike. Weak spring?
Any ideas?
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I would highly doubt that If its only misfiring on one cylinder that the spring would be the culprit.
Same with the ammo, not just on one cylinder unless you have amazingly bad luck.
in any case theres no way that I would want a handgun that was that sensitive to primer hardness if that was the case, send it home to Miami.
 
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I would highly doubt that If its only misfiring on one cylinder that the spring would be the culprit.
Same with the ammo, not just on one cylinder unless you have amazingly bad luck.
in any case theres no way that I would want a handgun that was that sensitive to primer hardness if that was the case, send it home to Miami.
I took it he meant out of a full cylinder, a random one who not fire, but I didn't catch he meant the same chamber each time.
 

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Made the mistake of telling them i shot reloads in the gun. automatic void of warranty. So I will take it to my local smith.
 

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It could be a weak main spring or defective primers in your ammo or both.
 

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I recently purchased a model 66. Shoots great in single action, but misses a round in double action. Not every cylinder, only one round. The round has light primer strike. Weak spring?

Any ideas?

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Welcome to the forum. You might try removing the firing pin and making sure the firing pin rebound spring is not broken and the firing pin channel is clean. Is it a used or new M66.
 

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How does it preform now? Emm I was thinking maybe the notch coinciding with the cylinder chamber that was light striking was machined slightly off causing the firing pin to fall off center on the primer. This would explain the chamber locking up correctly but still light striking. Another way to check this would be cylinder bore to barrel alignment during lock up for the bore that was light striking. Check to see if they also chamfered the forcing cone, when it was at Taurus, that would point towards cylinder bore misalignment. A bad firing pin, or spring would cause light strike issues with more than one cylinder. Seems more of a cylinder issue than firing pin, but hay if it works now as they say "forgedaboutit".

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Got it back from Taurus, they replaced the firing pin. turn around in less than 30 days.
What did they say they fixed?

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