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I bought a Taurus Model 96 on GB recently. It is a beautiful weapon. Great finish, smooth action and great trigger. It does have some endshake so that after only a few rounds the cylinder binds up. This has to do with clearance between the forcing cone and cylinder. The slightest pressure on the cylinder will allow the weapon to cycle fine. I haven't been able to find noseshake shims from any of the suppliers.(Midway or Numrich) I don't really want to file the cone. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions? I really want to make this revolver fully functional. Help!!
 

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Taurus said that the life time warranty was for the life of the weapon. (Meaning until they stopped supporting it)
They didn't know if they had any parts to repair it. If I sent the weapon in and they didn't have parts, they would send it back. I would be out shipping. Plus my time etc.
So it wasn't encouraging. Thanks for the reply.
 

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When I hold the cylinder fully to the rear the gap is approximately .007. If I add .004 to the front of the cylinder that should make the gap around .003 which would be functional I think. Does that make sense to you? I don't have access to the tool you talked about nor do I have expertise to use it.
I'm not a gunsmith, only a gun mechanic.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I will try to shim it fully as you have suggested. I didn't know what was acceptable with respect to cylinder gap. When I finally reached someone at Taurus Cust Service they indicated they would offer a replacement if they were unable to repair the weapon. Taurus doesn't have a comparable .22lr revolver that I have seen. I have had good luck with GB buying semi s but revolvers are a different machine. I emailed the guy suggested in a post above that sell shims. He isn't really up on the old Taurus, but indicated he would be willing to make some with info on correct dimensions. From a mechanical standpoint why wouldn't it work to shim the front of the cylinder on the crane? Would that accomplish the same thing?
 

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I was able to get the shims I needed from Lance at Triggershims.com. Seems like a great guy. Spent lots of time and explained things and even sent pic via email to show me what to do. If you need any shims for endshake, trigger, or hammer. Check this guy out Triggershims.com. I haven't receives the shims yet, so I will post an update after installing.
 

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I received the shims and installed them. It resolved the problem. This weapon is now one of the best revolvers that I've ever owned. Very smooth action, great trigger and accurate. Thanks for the advice of the forum.
 
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