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So I have an 24/7-OSS-DS .40 S&W, manufactured in 2008. Long story short, I went shooting and somehow the recoil guide rod is nowhere to be found, I still have the small plate that I believe screwed into the back of the rod, as well as the spring itself. I cannot for the life of me find a replacement rod that I can be sure fits. I found some pages selling them, but I wanted to make sure that I won't have to order another. Could anyone give me a hand and tell me if a rod/spring like this would work?

Thanks so much in advance, I'm still fairly new to this stuff.

Also, I have attempted to contact Taurus customer service to see if they'd be able to do anything, but after a week of sitting on the phone on hold immediately after work until their offices closed, I gave up. :\
 

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Could anyone give me a hand and tell me if a rod/spring like this would work?
Do you have a link to "like this" ?

I have a .40S&W PT24/7 PRO DS LS (Long Slide and same size as OSS) I expect uses same recoil spring assembly. My spare is about 4-5/16 OAL encapsulated or contained one piece assembly that consist of 3 pcs - spring, rod and cap button screw (referring to muzzle end button). OSS also shows in manual a morph assembly mad up of more pieces, but would think a single assembly would work ok.

Your chances of getting anything parts wise from Taurus are zero as this pistol is on the list of recalled Taurus. If you're not aware of the lawsuit, just do some browsing here or on line about recall or lawsuit. Taurus has no replacement for your pistol and no parts to repair that they would sell. And no, I'm not interested in selling my spare. I can shoot a pic of it I you need one to compare with a replacement.
 

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I believe the link you gave is for a standard PT24/7, not the OSS or LS. However, looking at the OSS manual it appears it was made in both 4.2 " barrel (std. length) and 5.2", so depending on which you have, the link you gave may be correct if for a 4.2". I have both 4.2 and 5.2 springs and will take a pic and post shortly.

Shorter spring is 3.25" +/-.
 

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I believe the link you gave is for a standard PT24/7, not the OSS or LS. However, looking at the OSS manual it appears it was made in both 4.2 " barrel (std. length) and 5.2", so depending on which you have, the link you gave may be correct if for a 4.2". I have both 4.2 and 5.2 springs and will take a pic and post shortly.

Shorter spring is 3.25" +/-.
ahhhhh--I don't think so??
perhaps as a Brazilian special issue/try out model but I have never seen a short barreled OSS myself.
IT was produced to meet the requirements for the US Military test trials and don't recall any shorter barrel versions?
MY OSS had a single spring, my 24/7 compact shave recoil spring assemblies (2 recoil rods that are captured with the springs.)
the OSS were adapted from a 24/7 Pro D/S long slide.
Here is the original 24/7 OSS D/S, your weapon should be this size, now in alter years they also came with a tan frame, and stainless slide but they should all be the same size.
as mentioned they are the LS (Long Slide ) version of the 24/7 Pro D/S .
 

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olfarhors, that is the exact same one I have, and doing the measurements I indeed have the 5.2" barrel. Still cannot find a seller for the life of me, and sitting here waiting for gunbroker or something similar to have a listing for that individual part could take forever. I'll probably have to go to a local gunsmith and see if they can whip something up. Elsewise I'm likely oL yeah?

I do in fact only have the one really long spring for a single assembly. I recall that I didn't have a double spring.
 

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My 9mm 24/7 OSS also has an issue with the guide rod unscrewing, but I caught it before the whole thing came apart. I put it back together with liberal loctite application.
 

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Yeah, looking around this seems to be a common issue, as to why, I'm at a loss, but unfortunately I didn't catch it in time to keep my rod, it must have loosened and fallen out after I last took it shooting as I was putting it back into my holster. :(

olfarhors, you'd mentioned that the OSS was adapted from the 24/7 Pro D/S long slide. I found a posting that has the Pro DS long slide recoil rod, and I've confirmed with the seller that the length is ~4.2 +/- Which according to the picture above by Wino, should be the right length (they specifically told me around 107.26mm :\). The only question would potentially be the diameter at this point, but in your opinion, do you think it'd work?
 

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Yeah, looking around this seems to be a common issue, as to why, I'm at a loss, but unfortunately I didn't catch it in time to keep my rod, it must have loosened and fallen out after I last took it shooting as I was putting it back into my holster. :(

olfarhors, you'd mentioned that the OSS was adapted from the 24/7 Pro D/S long slide. I found a posting that has the Pro DS long slide recoil rod, and I've confirmed with the seller that the length is ~4.2 +/- Which according to the picture above by Wino, should be the right length (they specifically told me around 107.26mm :\). The only question would potentially be the diameter at this point, but in your opinion, do you think it'd work?
don't take this to the bank but Honestly I can't imagine a the diameter of all the rods that are not recoil rod/spring assemblies ( multiple rods and springs) would not be the same?
I mean it would be a lot of extra tooling of the frame to make various size rods.
the recoil rod really does very little anyway other than keeping the spring somewhat in line.
manufactures figured this out long ago and most went the poly guide rod route with great results.
the length would be the critical measurement I would think, got to be long enough to not come out of the frame hole under recoil.
 

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Didn't someone on TA have a thread about making a guide rod using a metal rod/nail? I think it was for a milpro, but the same procedure should work for your OSS.
 
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Didn't someone on TA have a thread about making a guide rod using a metal rod/nail? I think it was for a milpro, but the same procedure should work for your OSS.
there was a post on this.
darn can't remember the guys name??
he was a nice fellow it seemed and was into doing stuff like this.
maybe someone else remembers his name, he just dropped out of sight , don't know what happened.
Pretty sure it was not harry (mil-Pro) however.
 

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I have the same issue with my 24/7 OSS 9MM. MFG in 2010. Taurus has no parts, they are "end of life". The pistol has worked great until last weekend when the plastic recoil spring
guide shattered and is somewhere in another dimension. TCS does not stock a replacement for this model. They can custom make one but I have to send in the Pistol via 2 day air etc.
My local smith and make one but I need the dimensions for the guide. Can anyone supply me with those or are they the same as the picture on this thread for the .40 S&W. Interestingly enough the metal end piece, (the loop in the manual) is still there. Why make that metal and the guide rod plastic?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Bill
 

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Maybe I shouldn't say anything, but I'm a custom jeweler who has on countless occasions, made replicas for museums and reanactors. If given an original or the pieces of the original, I can make the a replica in brass or even aluminum. I was just gobsmacked last week when I found out about the recall while purchasing a replacement magazine for my 9mm OSS. Just didn't know,,,,,,, after 20 years in the Army, I don't drop firearms, and I never have my finger on the trigger when I put it on safe - ever. I really don't want to turn it in, and am a little pissed that my Lifetime warranty for their ultimate pistol is basically worthless. I was offered a PT111G2 as a replacement, but somehow feel like I'm getting cheated. The most I've paid for a PT111G2 (own two) is $235,,,,,, and that was with a years membership in the NRA. That's not what I paid for my OSS. How can this be equitable?

Anyway I'm willing to give it a try,,,,

Frank
 

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The 24/7 D /S OSS is simply a souped up (Military test trials) model of a 24/7 long slide.
so Taurus isn;t going to accommodate the owners in much of any fashion other than a 9 MM replacement I would imagine.
for those looking for mags then be aware that any of the 24/7 mags gen 1 except the compact mags should fit and function just fine with the OSS. as long as the caliber is the same.
 

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The least Taurus could do is provide the engineering drawing for that part. Any machine shop could make one up and obtain a suitable spring.
 

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Don't forget that GunBroker and others auction parts guns. This is how I have sourced everything but the frame for my 99's, 709 and 957. Although it didn't happen overnight, and a couple to over a year, but they are running again.

I hope this helps
 
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