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What's the procedure for removing the crane assy from the cylinder on a Taurus Tracker? I know on a S&W you unscrew the ejection rod that has a left handed thread.Wondered if Taurus was the same? ???
 

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acerman said:
What's the procedure for removing the crane assy from the cylinder on a Taurus Tracker? I know on a S&W you unscrew the ejection rod that has a left handed thread.Wondered if Taurus was the same? ???
Would this specific crane removal procedure be the same for Taurus small frame weapons, such as the 85 & 905, etc.?

Thanks,

g19erusa
 

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I'll try it later this weekend. I don't want to tear apart my M85 as its a carry gun and I'd want to give it a test shoot that I don't have time for right now. However, I have a M650 that hasn't been put through its paces yet.

If I don't get this done by sunrise Monday could someone please PM me to do this? I've got a busy weekend ahead of me.

Steelheart
 

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You can remove the crane by simply removing the forward frame screw, open the action, and slide forward. Yes, the cylinder comes off the crane as with a Smith, reverse thread ejection rod.
 

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To save you some heartache, when you remove the forward frame screw. be VERY VERY careful! the screw is hollow with a spring and plunger in it. which will stick in the frame after the screw is removed. make sure you get all 3 items in your hand before turning the gun upside-down, or you will be on the floor looking for those damned little pieces in your carpet. like I was last night ;D
 

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1. Open the cylinder, make sure the gun is unloaded, look down
the bore, make sure it is not obstructed

2. Remove the screw that is securing the grips to the frame,
remove the grips

3. With the cylinder closed remove the one small screw from the
right side of the frame that secures the crane (the crane is the
gizmo that the cylinder spins and swings on). Be careful, the
screw is spring loaded!

4. Open the cylinder carefully, you should be able to pull the
crane out, and the cylinder will be free from the gun. (You
should now have the frame with lock work intact, the cylinder,
the crane, the crane screw, the grips, and the grip screw(s),
you should not disassemble the gun any further unless you are skilled or brave... ;) )
 

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5. There is a plunger type in the end of the crane, remove and set aside.
6. Unscrew the ejector rod, left hand threads, and remove the ejector and the internal springs.
7. Remove the cylinder from the crane, it may take a light tap with a small mallet. There is a bushing in the cylinder that only goes one way, mark it.
8. Clean all parts and put some never sieze on the crane shaft and reassemble.
Go slow the first time and notice the relationship of all parts and springs. It is an easy job.I drop the cylinder in a jar of Brownell's cleaner, wipe down the other parts, dry the cylinder and lube the parts. Good to go! No need to remove the grips unless you are changing them out. I think the Houge grips are far better than the spongy feel of the ribber. ;D IRISH
 
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