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Hi just picked up this PT92 last week and couldn't help wondering how old it was checked the taurus website for the serial # and it doesn't show up I think it's 80 to 84 let me know what you guys think it is the mag release is down by bottom of the left rear grip
 

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Hi just picked up this PT92 last week and couldn't help wondering how old it was checked the taurus website for the serial # and it doesn't show up I think it's 80 to 84 let me know what you guys think it is the mag release is down by bottom of the left rear grip
I have no idea the year since it had to be early in the production after they took over the Beretta plant in Brazil to still have the magazine release in the old Beretta 92 position. However they seemed to have moved the safety down already which I assume they keep on the slide for awhile in their first runs.
 

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Beautiful.
 

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I remember those. I'd bought a Beretta 92S in early '81 and a shooting buddy bought a Taurus 92 a few months later. I paid $325 for the Beretta and as I recall, my buddy paid about $100 less or so. They were almost identical guns, but the machining and finish on the Beretta was better. It's a classic design and built to last. Sweet find.
 

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My guess would be somewhere in the 86-87 region, mostly due to the old style mag release but the safety being moved down to the frame. IMSMC, the safety was still on the slide in 84 which was the year Taurus took over the Beretta plant in Brazil. In 85, they changed the position to the frame to avoid any infringement issues with Beretta.

Any way about it, that's one beautiful 92. I'm sure that no matter how old the vintage, she's still a marvelous shooter.
 

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Have you considered replacing the recoil spring? There is no telling how many rounds have been sent down her tube. Check out Wolf Springs? Great gun, but I have to warn you as I have others; That PT92 will lead you to additional Taurus models so start pinching away some change now.
 

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Congratulations on your "new" firearm.
 

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Very nice, based of the serial # starting with B I would say 1982 area. I have a PT-99 that is the same way from 1982.
 

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Welcome! Very nice indeed!
 

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Nice gun! Not to hijack your thread, but I just traded into a PT99 last night. I have a question about the finish on these guns. Just like yours, the top of the slide, barrel, and the side of the slide on the front is a very matte color, like the finish has been worn off. Also like yours, the frontstrap, backstrap, and bottom of the dust cover are shiny smooth black. The side of my frame is also polished like yours. So is this the way they came from the factory, or do the years just wear away the once shiny slide to the matte, dull finish we see today?
 
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