now that i have 2 new 24/7 i wanted to get some history on taurus guns.is there a site that has some pictures of the first taurus guns made?
actually in the beginning yes the guns taurus was producing was perfect copies the design changes did not take place immediately, they was already producing guns before they started making design changes.DRAEGER said:Not a real copy of the Beretta... Taurus purchased the plant, engineers, works, parts on hand and all related plans, specs, material and misc that Beretta no longer needed in Brazil. For a more detailed account of this purchase you would be better off reading the official Taurus history.
While Taurus was producing 92 pistols with remaining parts on hand, Taurus was also busy re-designing the pistol with improvements like moving the mag release from the bottom of the grip to where it is now and moving the safety down onto the frame where it should have been all along. Where I visited Taurus in the early 1980's they made other minor upgrades to the quality of the materials and metals, compared to what beretta had been using. Yes, Beretta moved their mag release after Taurus did.
that was the original 92 design and yes they are still floating around although rare.MPanova said:I have never seen those Beretta pictures with the frame mounted saftey and slide lock, how old are those? and are there any still floating aorund for sale anywhere?