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THis is my first post on this forum but I am not new to taurus having built a Taurus PT92 and I loved it. I am new however to revolvers and am thinking of buying an older taurus 85 from a friend he got it approximately 15 years ago and has shot very little. I was wondering if there were any design changes ( for the better) to the older versions and if the new ones have an advantage. Oh and the gun is stainless and will mainly be a GHB gun. Thanks for you r reply.
 

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I know the new guns come with the internal gun lock. In my opinion if you can get a gun prior that damn thing then do it. I cannot believe S&W and Taurus are putting that crap in their guns.
 

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As mentioned, no lock. M85s were not rated +P until the late 90s. Other than that, the changes are cosmetic.

The old ones have a different lug and cylinder release
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Other than that, I am pretty certain they are the same.
 

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Try a search in here and you will find so much info on a 85, that you will go crazy..lol :D

I am not fond of the new saftey on my Tracker, but it would not keep me from buying a new one...I just don't use it ;)
Maybe he would let you shoot it and see if it is OK.. and if the price is right :yipee:
 

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Have an older 85CH that has hit the over 20 year mark.Only difference other than the lock being add there has been little change over the years. Not major ones anyway. I do shoot a moderate amount of +P through mine and the timing,indexing of the cylinder,tightness,are all still excellent. No end shake either. Practice rounds are standard pressure rounds for the most part. Then a cylinder or two or three of +P just to stay current spare the gun a battering.

As the member here can attest to homework and research are paramount of responsibility for shooters..... and I assign boatloads. ;D :evil: :bang:
Mostly because most of the asked questions have been answered and the archives have much of the data already. Just got to know how to find it. Lots of good stuff in all this so bear with me on this.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2345.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3955.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1816.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2647.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2224.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=775.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3751.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1803.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3465.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3070.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=791.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1194.0
There's pertinent data in all the above links on the 85 or ammo selection for it. So go get a tall beverage of choice...some snacks... and have at it. :)
 

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Bubba said:
I know the new guns come with the internal gun lock. In my opinion if you can get a gun prior that damn thing then do it. I cannot believe S&W and Taurus are putting that crap in their guns.
the internal locks on the Taurus revolvers are made by Omega gunlocks (Omegagunlock.com). Only firearms with approved locking/safety devices can be sold in CA (http://safetydevice.doj.ca.gov/fsearch.asp). So don't blame Taurus or S&W....blame California.
 
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