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I bought one of the Taurus 82 surplus revolvers. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience in removing the lanyard ring at the base of the revolver.

Right now it has the rubber grips, not the wooden ones you see on earlier models.

I would like to change the grip, but I haven't figured out how to remove this item. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts.

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I like lanyards, and haven't ever removed a lanyard ring, but I have two ideas:

1) Cut the ring with a bolt cutter and slip it off. That'll still leave the post (don't know the correct nomenclature) that holds the ring.

2) That post is probably screwed into the base of the grip frame. You could probably turn it out with a pair of Channel Locks, cushioned with some leather if you don't want ot mar it. If you remove the grips, you might be able to see how it's attached.

Just curious, have you fired it yet? Does it work? Seen a lot of complaints about these old surplus revolvers on the net.
 
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I like lanyards, and haven't ever removed a lanyard ring, but I have two ideas:

1) Cut the ring with a bolt cutter and slip it off. That'll still leave the post (don't know the correct nomenclature) that holds the ring.

2) That post is probably screwed into the base of the grip frame. You could probably turn it out with a pair of Channel Locks, cushioned with some leather if you don't want ot mar it. If you remove the grips, you might be able to see how it's attached.

Just curious, have you fired it yet? Does it work? Seen a lot of complaints about these old surplus revolvers on the net.
Thanks for the idea's, other than a few scuff marks and holster wear the gun is sweet. I didn't buy it for a dealer or online. I bought it from a private seller, so I had the chance to check out the revolver. I bought the gun, box of ammo, really nice holster (one in the picture) and a speed loader for 200.00. I thought it was a good deal.
 

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Thanks for the idea's, other than a few scuff marks and holster wear the gun is sweet. I didn't buy it for a dealer or online. I bought it from a private seller, so I had the chance to check out the revolver. I bought the gun, box of ammo, really nice holster (one in the picture) and a speed loader for 200.00. I thought it was a good deal.
Sounds like a good deal to me
 

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Great deal! I'd think the lanyard mount would unscrew, but I'd think the rubber grip would come off without having to remove the lanyard attachment.

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Great deal! I'd think the lanyard mount would unscrew, but I'd think the rubber grip would come off without having to remove the lanyard attachment.

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The grips do come off, but the mount doesn't screw. It appears to to be part of the butt stock. If I replace the grips I would somehow have to alter the new grips to fit the lanyard. Back to the drawing board. I thought I made a good deal too.
 

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The grips do come off, but the mount doesn't screw. It appears to to be part of the butt stock. If I replace the grips I would somehow have to alter the new grips to fit the lanyard. Back to the drawing board. I thought I made a good deal too.
Sounds like an excellent deal. You could saw the lanyard attachment off the bottom of the grip frame, file it flat, and reblue. Of course, that might detract from the collector value.:)
 
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Sounds like an excellent deal. You could saw the lanyard attachment off the bottom of the grip frame, file it flat, and reblue. Of course, that might detract from the collector value.:)
After all the input I'm going to leave the lanyard ring on. I removed the grips just to see how it was connected, just not worth the effort to ruin the revolver. I'm really curious if the ring effects the gun's performance, I know the shooter does...!!! :D

Thanks for all the comments.

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I removed mine the bottom grip pin holds it in, i tapped threads in the hole and put a bolt in it and ground it flat to take care of the hole it leaves behind, make sure you putt the grip pin back in after pulling it to remove the lanyard pin
before
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglyTaurus3.jpg
after
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglyTaurus55.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglytaurus33.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglytaurus44.jpg
btw,i love this gun, best 180 i ever spent!
boot grips off ebay.

oh, the ring comes off with vice grips leaving the post, it is a split ring
 

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I removed mine the bottom grip pin holds it in, i tapped threads in the hole and put a bolt in it and ground it flat to take care of the hole it leaves behind, make sure you putt the grip pin back in after pulling it to remove the lanyard pin
before
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglyTaurus3.jpg
after
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglyTaurus55.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglytaurus33.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/Foxx4086jhc/uglytaurus44.jpg
btw,i love this gun, best 180 i ever spent!
boot grips off ebay.

oh, the ring comes off with vice grips leaving the post, it is a split ring
Thanks for the info, how do you like your 82, I know they aren't pretty. Sound gun, just a few scuffs and holster wear.

Just seen your comments below pic's, glad your happy with it.
 

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it is comfortable to shoot, feels like it belongs in my hand, hell, even my wife likes it!
 
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Doe's your model 82 grip frame look like this? There were two different methods that the factory used, one was a press fit, the other used a C-ring to hold it in (this one would slide in and out). If it is the press fit, it can be removed by tapping it out while supporting the bottom of the frame to prevent warpage. If you use the rubber grips (hogue) the hole will not be visable.

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