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So after a trip to the range I disassembled my tcp 738 for cleaning and as usual had a hard time getting the disassembly pin out. Cleaned it put it back together and first thing I noticed is the frame was bulged around the disassembly pin an the pin went much easier than it usually does. Also noticed that it came back out with a firm finger pull vs
Needing a screwdriver or tack puller previously. Also noticed that when the slide is locked back and there is mag in place simply pulling back on the slide does not cause the slide release to let go. I have to manually do it to get it to go down. From looking in the manual it looks like the disassembly spring is also the slide release spring and I'm guessing this is the cause of my problems. Is there anyway to fix this myself or does it need to be sent back to taurus?

 

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Well now the spring (#37 in the exploded view) is completely out of the gun. I tried moving in back and it fell out completely. Can I get it back in where it is supposed to be? Can you post pics of its proper location and provide instructions to get it there?
 

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Well that was a complete disassembly. Can I get it back in without having to take it apart completely? Other threads on here have mentioned that it is a major pain to fully take down
 

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i'm not sure the solution to your problem, but next time you take it apart to clean it, use this method of getting back in (watch from 2:00 forward):

absolutely brilliant.
 

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i'm not sure the solution to your problem, but next time you take it apart to clean it, use this method of getting back in (watch from 2:00 forward): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIRzpWoKW7k

absolutely brilliant.
This is exactly how I take-down and re-assemble my TCP. Exactly. BUT...the Taurus manual has different instructions. They want you to lock the slide back both when taking the gun down and putting it back together (pages 23 & 24). I do it that guy's way.
 

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So I was able to get it back in place with the help of gunoil's video. I didnt need to do the full disassembly but after watching it realized I could pop out the front frame pin and pivot the frame up enough to put the spring back in. Did that and ecerything was working great. Went to dossasemble again as a test and the pin pulled the spring out of its groove again. So I had to repeat the steps above with the frame. So how do I get the darn dossasembly pin out without popping the retaining spring out of place?
 

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So I was able to get it back in place with the help of gunoil's video. I didnt need to do the full disassembly but after watching it realized I could pop out the front frame pin and pivot the frame up enough to put the spring back in. Did that and ecerything was working great. Went to dossasemble again as a test and the pin pulled the spring out of its groove again. So I had to repeat the steps above with the frame. So how do I get the darn dossasembly pin out without popping the retaining spring out of place?
The warrenty is life time. Rather than taking a chance at voiding that, i'd send it back and let them check it out.
 
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I hold w/Left hand and push slide with my left thumb just a tiny bit back and forth til holes are aligned. The leading edge of pin is used at an angle to push spring down slightly then push pin in. Then cycle. Then insert mag. There is tightness at pin and barrel lug area on the lil' pistol. Those are two geeat videos and his tcp is alot smoother after polishing those internal parts. Feel the parts with your fingers, not your eyes. And you need a 10x magnifier. Do not change shape of part, just smooth.

Iam buying the tcp range pistol,(today maybe) its worn in for sure. I have shot it twice. I will send to ccrrefinishing for plating. It will last forever. They did this p3at.



Bought this one for few bucks at gun show. Gotta have!


I bought these at midwayusa.com for 4.99$ plus shipping. These are poly-plastic pro cleaning tools and will not hurt or scrape your pistol when cleaning. Use alcohol and cotton patches, then your lube. Maybe try Frog-Lube kit/ ebay-paypal.


A tiny air compressor is nice to have in your shop to blow out and keep your pistols clean. "Horror freight"if ya have one near, buy the 8 dollar warranty.

I put my mag springs in backwards, firms up follower and keeps nose of follower down. Keltecs,diamondbacks,tcp.
 

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I always push in on the frame around the take-down pin area when disassembling to keep the spring in place. I too have added a small chamfer around the edge of the pin to help when putting the pin back in.
 

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I am guessing since your polymer is bulged that the pin will keep coming out. It will probably be best to send it back to Taurus. If it is new they will pick up the shipping, if not see if you can find an FFL to ship it for you. It usually will cost less then doing it your self.

Don't make any modification if you are planning on sending it back, some have had warranty issues with modified guns.
 

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I had this happen to me the first time I took down my TCP. Very frustrating. I took mine all the way down so that I could get the takedown pin (and slide release) spring back into its track. Bad idea, because I had a mess and had to send the disassembled gun back to Taurus to reassemble it.

Use a small screwdriver and slide it into the frame area where it's bulged (of course with the slide removed). Try to get the spring back in its track that way, by getting under the spring and lifting it up (toward the top of the frame) and back into its slot in the side of the frame insert. The bulge should go away and the slide release work normally if you are able to do this. If you make this happen, you're good.

In the future when you disassemble, lay the frame on your table, and then put a ruler or other straight-edge against the frame and hold it down firmly as you remove the takedown pin. This will keep the spring from pushing out against the frame when you are prying the pin loose, and it will not come out of its track. Best of luck. Hopefully, this prevents a need to return the gun. Joe.
 
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