The "find my model" system seems to be flawed. I punched in my serial number exactly as it appears on both the gun and box. It could not find it. The serial number has a 2 letter prefix in front of 5 numbers. Punching in the numbers only leaving off the 2 letters it came back with a different model number than my gun and a manufacture date of 1984. I bought the gun new a few weeks ago. I seriously doubt it has been setting on the dealers shelf for 28 years.Welcome aboard from the Gunshine State. If it is new production, no problem. Check the "Find My Model" page at Taurus, enter the serial number, and they should tell it's exact model and year of manufacture.
Enjoy, Shoot safely.
Here's that page. Taurus International Manufacturing Inc - Find My Model