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This is a successful range report for a new purchase - a stainless, 4" Taurus 94. Pictures will follow before and after I clean it up tonight.

First, a bit of history. My first model 94, 4" blue, bought in December '07 spent two months in factory repair after failing 5 of 9 cylinders with a bad firing pin. After that it was fixed, tested, and dumped.

Now I decided to try a stainless. This time I took my time and did a thorough store inspection: no visible metal shavings or machining slivers in the barrel or cylinder and overall clean of excessive grease. Next, with the store's permission I loaded 9 snap caps and tested each cylinder for rim strikes. They all looked good. Lockup was very tight. I took her home and disassembled 9 rounds, discarding the power and bullet, and loaded it up. Nine nice quiet puffs of smoke as each rim ignited.

Today to the range - wonderful! Fun to shoot. I used Remington Gold Box (1260 fps) and CCI stingers (1680 fps). Of course with lots of dirty smoke but they all shot great to point of aim. At 7 yards I can keep inside a 4" circle, double and single action. Now its time for me to practice and learn better trigger control. As the gun got dirty and hot the Remington's tended to stick in the cylinder more than the CCI's so I'll probably shoot up the remainder of them and stick to regular velocity CCI's.

Before and after pictures to follow. As the gun got hot all the oil inside flowed out and mixed with the dirty powder so the gun is pretty black.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. I have the same M94, although mine has the 5" barrel instead of the 4". I've owned two older blued M94s as well but never had an issue with either thankfully.
 

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Sounds like good solid performance to me...<:))
 

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Here are some pics - first the dirt around the cylinder, second the very clean insides :), and third, clean after its bath.


 

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Here are some pics - first the dirt around the cylinder, second the very clean insides :), and third, clean after its bath.
Darn, you are going to make me look even harder for a 94, either that lovely long model, or the snubby. I WANT A 22lr DA revolver more and more!!
 

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Congrats on picking up a 94. Those things area a blast to shoot. Cheaper than the cneterfire ones.

Have the blued 5 inch barreled version.

HKS makes nifty little speedloaders that disappear in a pocket yet hold the 9 rounds firmly. Indespensable for discreet carry or for letting one be able to shoot more and fumble less with itty bitty rounds.
Those are not expensive either and should last a lifetime.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=652.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1093.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1609.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2430.0

These piggyback on all this.
 

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I currently have only one pic of my M94 on my pc and it's with it's bigger brothers. For your consideration:

 

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Wow T9!!! That RB is HUGE!! What calilber is it?
 

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Rainman, that's the .500 Magnum with the 10" tube. Unfortunately they've been discontinued by Taurus and are a little difficult to obtain now. They do pop up on www.gunbroker.com from time to time however. :)
 
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