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From what I've read Taurus started making handguns in 1941. So which member here, on TA, has the oldest Taurus handgun that's still in working order?
 
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From what I've read Taurus started making handguns in 1941. So which member here, on TA, has the oldest Taurus handgun that's still in working order?
I am not sure if it is the oldest but I bet it is close. I have a Taurus model 80 with the 4" barrel in 38 special. I also have the original box and tag that came with the gun as well as the brush. The slip says in Spanish calibre 38 special, Cano 101 mm 4", Modelo Standard, Acabamento: Oxid. When I called Taurus with the serial number to find out when my revolver was made I was told that it's too old to be in the computer and because of a fire in their office back in the 70s or so they might not be able to find out when my revolver was made. It does look exactly like a S&W from the 50s and it's a 5 screw model with the ejection rod exposed and it has a pinned barrel as well. I was told by the guy I bought it from that it was a police trade in and most of the time it was hanging around in a holster which is why almost all of the bluing wear is on one side. I think it had a minor trigger job, mostly smoothing and polishing because it has the sweetest trigger on any of my revolvers. It functions perfectly and has almost no wear in the barrel so I bet I have shot it more than the original owner. It's very accurate and with its tapered barrel it's one of my favorites.

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The owner of the oldest Taurus firearms should be fairly easy to find. A quick call to Taurus customer service and ask them. After all, it's is more than likely sitting in the customer service repair dept. waiting on parts to become available.

OH, NOW, YES, you know that I am only taking a stab at Taurus humor here.
 

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I have a well used and worn Model 80 with a 3 inch barrel. It is loose but locks up tight when the trigger is pulled and has been a range gun for much of it's life. Still shoots and the action is slick as glass. I can look at the machine work and tell Taurus once made good quality guns!
 

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My oldest Taurus is a model 99 that was bought in 1987.
still runs great after 10-K plus rounds and only recoils prongs replaced to date.
 

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The owner of the oldest Taurus firearms should be fairly easy to find. A quick call to Taurus customer service and ask them. After all, it's is more than likely sitting in the customer service repair dept. waiting on parts to become available.

OH, NOW, YES, you know that I am only taking a stab at Taurus humor here.
OHHHH!!!-- thats so BAD!!
wish I had thought of it!!-----:D
 
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I have a M84 imported by Spesco and re-branded ‘Falcon’. Dad bought it at Kmart in either ‘69 or ‘70. Unknown what year it left the factory.
 
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The owner of the oldest Taurus firearms should be fairly easy to find. A quick call to Taurus customer service and ask them. After all, it's is more than likely sitting in the customer service repair dept. waiting on parts to become available.

OH, NOW, YES, you know that I am only taking a stab at Taurus humor here.
Many a truth is said in a jest
 

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If ever a post was worthless without pictures, THIS one would be it!
Com'on guys! If you're going to TELL us all about your great old Taurus, at least include a photo!
My oldest isn't even in contention since it is from the early-mid 90's.
WELL I didn't post a picture of mine because you can't see it, it is camo-flouged!!!------:five01:
 

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The owner of the oldest Taurus firearms should be fairly easy to find. A quick call to Taurus customer service and ask them. After all, it's is more than likely sitting in the customer service repair dept. waiting on parts to become available.

OH, NOW, YES, you know that I am only taking a stab at Taurus humor here.
Are you sure that would reveal the oldest firearm or the oldest Taurus owner!??

I’ve had kids graduate college and grandkids born since I bought my first Taurus. And none of them have made the trip to Miami . . . . and neither have any of the guns :p
 
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My Model 82 from the 70's. Lockwork is much different than the S&W Model 10-6 HB that it looks like. Seems to be a good gun, works well when I need it.
 

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The owner of the oldest Taurus firearms should be fairly easy to find. A quick call to Taurus customer service and ask them. After all, it's is more than likely sitting in the customer service repair dept. waiting on parts to become available.

OH, NOW, YES, you know that I am only taking a stab at Taurus humor here.
No, they'd say it's in the mail, trust us... Or am I just bull shipping?
 
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What is the number?
Mine is 352xxx, imported by Firearms International Corporation of Washington DC
This was the fore runner of InterArms, FIC got into trouble when firearms taken during the bay of pigs invasion has ties to FIC.
Spesco seems to be a short term importer after the 1968 FCA.
The catalog for FIC for 1967 does not show Taurus revolvers, but they are listed on the price list.
Research continues.
 
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