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Well, today my wife decided to get a holster for her M85. While we were looking around. I spotted a neat revolver in the used case. I asked to see it. It was a Taurus model 94 in very good condition. My wife took a look at it and fell in love with it almost immediately. She asked "what caliber?", I said ".22". She said "is it good for anything?". I'm like "sure, accuracy, plinking, learning good gun habits". Basically, a .22 has earned it's place in the gun family. She was sold and walked out the door with her new range friend.

Now question, How can I find out when it was made? The Taurus site isn't really good for this. It sports a wooden handle like a smith would and it does not come with a trigger lock like on her newer .38.

I posted the a photo of it in the gallery, under revolvers. I'm to dumb to figure out how to post it to my message.

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As has been posted a number of times, call the Taurus Customer Service if the site won't cough up the info. They can tell you the date. It has to be of somewhat recent manufacture due to the lock on board. I had an early no lock model and have one of the recent 5 inch blued model It is about 4 years old. Triggers need work,but that can be done with 200-500 repetitions of pulling the trigger through fully with snap caps in all nine chambers. .22lrf snap caps are cheap. Will smooth things out a bit. Do not use empty cases or live ammo for this. Sounds goofy maybe, but we had a member in the last few days render his gun useless by negligence, so have to put this out there. Empty cases will only take a couple hits before needing to be replaced. Or one has to keep opening the cylinder, turning the empties, or replacing them. If the firing pin has nothing in the chamber, it will extend out and hit the chamber or cylinder wall. This can break or deform a rimfire firng pin very fast. Can happen with some centerfire revolvers and pistols as well. The 94 makes a neat little "understudy gun" to the centerfire revolvers. One can cheaply and easily learn the basics as you have surmised using the rimfire versus the more expensive centerfire revolver. Can't hurt to get the .22lrf revolver if everything is all right with it. My "new" 94 has given great service so far and has had several thousand rounds through it's chambers. In a pinch the .22lrf can be used for defense if noise, recoil shy, or physically handicapped people need protection. HKS even makes nifty, small speedloaders for this revolver. I have several. And 9 rounds beats 6 in .22lrf any day of the week in my book.
 

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schlemer said:
Now question, How can I find out when it was made? The Taurus site isn't really good for this. It sports a wooden handle like a smith would and it does not come with a trigger lock like on her newer .38.
here's a link the Taurus Web site lwhere you can now search for you information

http://www.taurususa.com/products/findmodel.cfm

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Bought a new Taurus 94 .22 LR in four inch blue. Shot low out of box, but with two adjustments was hitting within one (1) inch of point of aim at thirty (30) feet. Price, material and performace are all very good. Had originally looked for a .22 S&W, but all were well over $700. new and over $550. used. $329.88 for the Taurus .22. GREAT. Deep blueblack finish and nice rubber grips too.
 
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