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Here's a couple of photos of my .357 Taurus, I picked it up today. My confusion comes in that the guy who sold it to me couldn't tell me whether it is a model 66 or 669. I'm curious because of the size and length of the hammer. I cannot find one single photo of a Taurus that has a hammer like mine. Anyone any ideas?? Oh and Taurus can't find any details regarding the serial number..!!
 

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Throughout the history of their manufacture they would change out the parts used, which has created many issues in getting repairs done on their guns. You have found a very nice looking revolver!
 

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Is the model number stamped inside the crane?

And I have to agree; that is one handsome revolver!
 

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Well ya got me. I've never seen a hammer like that either....but I like it. It's either a one-off batch that was something Taurus was trying out or a modification...which is hard to believe somebody would go to that much trouble on a Taurus (no offense). You'd have to cut-and-weld and then try to match the finish. Looks like the finish matches the trigger perfectly which tells you it's factory.

It's a lot like what I would come up with if I was designing a "target hammer" How wide is the spur on that thing? I find it very interesting. Very, very interesting. If it's really driving you nuts I could take it off your hands....
 

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Here's a couple of photos of my .357 Taurus, I picked it up today. My confusion comes in that the guy who sold it to me couldn't tell me whether it is a model 66 or 669. I'm curious because of the size and length of the hammer. I cannot find one single photo of a Taurus that has a hammer like mine. Anyone any ideas?? Oh and Taurus can't find any details regarding the serial number..!!
Just saw one almost identical over on another thread that was a M86 target. Has the same hammer. I believe it was in the revolver thread


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The flat part of the hammer is only about 7mm wide by 14mm in length. I do quite like it, it's very positive to thumb and pull back with plenty of grip on it. As the revolver will only be used for competition it seems to be a win-win deal.. But I'm still no nearer finding out it's 'lineage'.. is it a 66 or a 669..??

Not that it matters as I'll be refurbishing the grips, but I think the guy who owned it was left handed... notice the marks on the bottom left side of the butt.. probably caused by a wedding ring..
 
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