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Hello fellow Taurus owners!. First post here but have been lurking a while. I have a small collection of Taurus's and have been pleased with all of them...Model 66, PT111, PT709 and now a model 731 32 H&R magnum 2". Just got the 731 yesterday and have a question about the single action trigger pull. In double action it seems very heavy....maybe 15 lbs which is fine with me. But in single action the trigger is pulled within maybe a 1/16th of an inch from the back and has, I would guess under a 1/2 lb pressure to fire and hardly any creep. Darn near a hair trigger. Is this normal?. I bought it new from Bud's but just wondering if indeed it has been messed with. Not really complaining, just curious if my SA pull is per factory specs. My .357 model 66 is not like this but they are 2 different animals. This is my first snub nose and would like to hear any input on this model 731. Thanks
 

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Welcome to TA.net!!! I just got my new 731 today!!! My trigger is the same as yours. My 905 SA trigger isn't quite as extreme, but still is close to the back.. Never thought about this issue until you mentioned it here. My other Taurus snubbies are DAO, so I can't really tell you anymore than that. Sorry....
 

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Thanks for all the greetings I received! Great to be here with fellow Taurus owners. Whodog....good to hear. I actually love the sa trigger on my 731. Only shot a few rounds with it so far with 32 S&W longs. I have some Federal magnums on order though. With the hard DA and the light SA trigger, it wil be a good backup or even primary carry when I finally get the H&R magnums. Wouldn't want to be wearing gloves when in SA though...may get a premature bang :)
 

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Welcome from New Mexico, glad to have you.
 

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You know, I just got a TCP 732 because of my wrists and bad hands. (My daughter loves her 738.). But, I really am a snubby nut, so I am planning on using .32acp (which is semi-rimmed) in the 731. Of course, the matte 731 is a pefect match for my matte 732....


Hope you enjoy your 731!!!
 

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I just bought a Taurus 731 today, supposedly NEW. I have attached some pics. Seems it should be cleaner than this. What about the ring around the cylinder ?
Besides H&R Mags what other round can you shoot from this gun ?
Bill W.
 

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I just bought a Taurus 731 today, supposedly NEW. I have attached some pics. Seems it should be cleaner than this. What about the ring around the cylinder ?
Besides H&R Mags what other round can you shoot from this gun ?
Bill W.
As far as ive ever heard ALL new guns , especially taurus come with all that grease , its for shipping/storage purposes and all new guns need to be thoroughly cleaned before you take em out the first time.
 

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My new 731 looked the same as in all your pics. The only thing I see is that the gun may have been dry fired, which won't hurt the gun, per Taurus.

The 731 handles .32 H&R, and from what I've read, .32acp (semi-rimmed), and .32 S&W. Haven't shot anything yet, so this is what I've read. Use the .32acp and .32 S&W at your risk....
 

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Mine looked like the one in the picture too. Full of grease on the back and burn marks on the front (all cylinders). Not sure how many rounds Taurus shoots to test their revolvers but mine looked like quite a few rounds were shot. Kind of wondered if it was a refurbished gun. I believe the 32 H&R magnum will shoot 32 acp, 32 S&w, 32 S&W long and 32 H&R magnum......all except the .327 Federal. From what I have read, the 32 acp and 32 S&W (short) tend to gunk up the cylinders fast and have problems extracting.
 

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Kito,
Did your 731 have that wear ring around the outside of the cylinder ? I have noticed on utube most all Taurus with the matte finish has that ring. I think is from the cyl stop that sticks up to catch the timing slots on the cyl and it rubs the outside of the cyl. This is an educational experience for me.
From posters info I believe I am now OK with the gun, so far.
Bill W.
 

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NSWB, mine didn't have that ring when I first got it. I believe it's fairly normal wear but shouldn't be on a new gun. If yours has that ring when you got it then I am wondering if it was indeed sold as a new refurb. Got mind a Buds and noticed others commenting on them being dirty etc. The description says "factory new" though.
 

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Who knows ??? I am sending in the warranty card so "its new" to me. I noticed on utube most of the Taurus revolvers have the ring. Its the "cylinder stop" that drags across the cylinder. All it would take is a couple thousands of clearance and it wouldn't happen. A design flaw.
I just got my NEW 94 w'5" barrel today. It had an ever so slightly noticeable ring. If it ever got bad enough a guy could take a scotch brite pad and buff up just the cylinder. The cyl would look different, but a lot of revolvers are like that. Or send it to Taurus and tell them to re-bead blast it.
Bill W.
 

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NotsoWildBill, a good cleaning may be in order. I had the same issue, however a little hopps #9 and wire brush got what seemed to be brown sticky crud from inside each of the chamber of the revolver. The barrel was in pretty good shape as far as cleanliness. Went to the range today and had no problems. Be careful with matted stainless finish a article that I read said you can ruin the finish on the gun if scrub to hard leading to rust. Nice looking revolver from the pictures. Should clean up very well.
 

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Looks new to me. The ring is normal it is indeed atributed to the cylinder catch contacting during rotation. It is not unusual for a new revolver to exhibit slight wear due to testing before leaving the factory. The excessive cosmoline (grease) is also normal and is used as a preservative for the metal during storage/shipping. Just get it all cleaned off inside and out before firing it.
 
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