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Insert the key into the mechanism and turn clockwise until a click is felt or heard. The mechanism now partially protrudes above the surface of the back of the hammer. The action is locked in place and cannot function.

DISENGAGEMENT

(Ready-to-Fire)

To place the revolver in a firing condition, insert the key into the mechanism and turn it counterclockwise. The mechanism is now virtually flush with the back portion of the hammer. The revolver can now be fired. _

WARNING

Taurus revolvers were manufactured to perform properly with the original parts as designed. It is your duty to make sure any parts you buy are installed correctly and that neither replacements nor originals are altered or changed. Your gun is a complex tool with many parts that must relate correctly to other parts. Putting a gun together wrong or with modified parts can result in a damaged gun, danger and injury or death to you and others through malfunction.

Always have a qualified gunsmith work on your gun.

PROTECT YOUR EYES AND EARS

Always wear adequate shooting glasses and ear plugs or "ear muff" type protectors whenever you are shooting. Always make certain that persons close to you are similarly protected.

Unprotected eyes may be injured by powder, gas, carbon residue, lubricant, metallic particles or similar debris which may emanate occasionally from any firearm in normal use.

Without ear protection, repeated exposure to shooting noise will lead to cumulative, permanent hearing loss.

Grenade Launcher Cumulative

AMMUNITION

1. Use only high quality, original, factory-manufactured ammunition. Do not use cartridges that are dirty, wet, corroded, bent or damaged. Do not oil cartridges. Do not spray aerosol-type lubricants, preservatives, or cleaners directly onto cartridges or where excess spray may flow into contact with cartridges. Lubricant or other foreign matter on cartridges can cause potentially dangerous ammunition malfunctions. Use only ammunition of the caliber for which your firearm is chambered. The proper caliber is permanently engraved on your firearm; never attempt to use ammunition of any other caliber.

2. The use of reloaded, "remanufactured", hand-loaded, or other nonstandard ammunition voids all warranties. Improperly loaded ammunition voids all warranties. Improperly loaded ammunition can be extremely dangerous. Severe damage to the firearm and serious injury to the shooter or to others may result. Always use ammunition that complies with the industry performance standards established by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, Inc., of the United States, (SAAMI) or the equivalent from other countries.

3. Firearms may be severely damaged and serious injury to the shooter or to others may result from any condition causing excessive pressure inside the chamber or barrel during firing. Excessive pressure can be caused by obstructions in the barrel, propellant powder overloads, or by the use of incorrect cartridges or defectively assembled cartridges. In addition, the use of a dirty, corroded, or damaged cartridge can lead to a burst cartridge case and consequent damage to the firearm and personal injury from the sudden escape of high-pressure propellant gas within the firearm's mechanism.

4. Immediately stop shooting and check the barrel for a possible obstruction whenever:

• You have difficulty in, or feel unusual resistance in, chambering a cartridge, or

• The mechanism fails to extract a fired cartridge case, or

• Unburned grains of propellant powder are discovered spilled in mechanism, or

• A shot sounds weak or abnormal. In such cases it is possible that a bullet is lodged part way down the barrel. Firing a subsequent bullet into the obstructed barrel can wreck the firearm and cause serious injury to the shooter or to bystanders.

5. Bullets can become lodged in the barrel.

• If the cartridge has been improperly loaded without propellant powder, or if the powder fails to ignite (Ignition of the cartridge primer alone will push the bullet out the cartridge case, but usually does not generate sufficient energy to expel the bullet completely from the barrel).

• If the bullet is not properly seated tightly in the cartridge case. When such a cartridge is extracted from the chamber without being fired, the bullet may be left behind in the bore at the point where the rifling begins. Subsequent chambering of another cartridge may push the first bullet further into the bore.

6. If there is any reason to suspect that a bullet is obstructing the barrel, immediately unload the firearm and look through the bore. It is not sufficient to merely look in the chamber. A bullet may be lodged some distance down the barrel where it can not easily be seen.

IF A BULLET IS IN THE BORE, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SHOOT IT OUT BY USING ANOTHER CARTRIDGE, OR BY BLOWING IT OUT WITH A BLANK OR ONE FROM WHICH THE BULLET HAS BEEN REMOVED. SUCH TECHNIQUES CAN GENERATE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE, WRECK THE FIREARM AND CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY. If the bullet can be removed with a cleaning rod, clean any unburned powder grains from the bore, chamber, and mechanism before resuming shooting. If the bullet cannot be dislodged by tapping it with a cleaning rod, take the firearm to a gunsmith.

7. Dirt, corrosion, or other foreign matter on a cartridge can impede complete chambering and may cause the cartridge case to burst upon firing. The same is true of cartridges which are damaged or deformed.

8. Do not oil cartridges, and be sure to wipe the chamber clean of any oil or preservative before commencing to shoot. Oil interferes with the friction between cartridge case and chamber wall that is necessary for safe functioning, and subjects the firearm to stress similar to that imposed by excessive pressure.

9. Use lubricants sparingly on the moving parts of your firearm. Avoid excessive spraying of any aerosol gun care product, especially where it may get on ammunition. All lubricants and aerosol spray lubricants in particular, can penetrate cartridge primers and cause misfires. Some highly penetrative lubricants can also migrate inside cartridge cases and cause deterioration of the propellant powder; on firing, the powder may not ignite. If only the primer ignites, there is danger that the bullet may become lodged in the barrel.

Taurus revolvers were designed to use cartridges loaded to the limits shown below. Other cartridges of various types or bullet weights may or may not function acceptably; such ammunition should be thoroughly tested by the user before relying on it. Because of the widely differing specifications of such other ammunition, Taurus cannot be responsible for malfunctions resulting from its use.

BULLET

MUZZLE

CALIBER

WEIGHT

VELOCITY

22LR

40 GR

1280 FPS

22WRF MAGNUM

40 GR

1480 FPS

32 S&W LONG

98 GR

789 FPS

32H&R MAGNUM

96 GR

1100 FPS

380ACP

95 GR FMJ

1000 FPS

9MMPARA

124 GR FMJ

1225 FPS

38SPL

158 GR

755 FPS

357 MAGNUM

158 GR

1450 FPS

40 S&W

180 GR FMJ

985 FPS

44 S&W SPL

200 GR

900 FPS

44 MAGNUM

240 GR

1350 FPS

45 ACP

225 GR FMJ

900 FPS

454Casull

300 GR FMJ

FMJ = Full metal jacketed bullet FPS = Feet per second

"PIus-P", "Plus-P-Plus" or other ultra or high velocity ammunition generates pressures significantly in excess of the pressures associated with standard ammunition. Such pressures may affect the useful life of the firearm or exceed the margin of safety built into many revolvers and could therefore be DANGEROUS.

WARNING

Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.

POSITION FOR TARGET SHOOTING

Take such stance that your body faces the target at a 90 degree angle. Keep your feet 1 ft. to 1 1/2 ft. apart. Raise your arm so that it lines up naturally with the target. Your head should be turned as needed, so as to have a good sight picture. When you are in a correct position, aim the gun and squeeze the trigger.

AIMING

Align the front and rear sights carefully. The top of the front sight must be leveled with the top of the rear sight and set in the middle of the rear sight notch. The bullseye should rest on the top of the sights.

SQUEEZE OF THE TRIGGER

Squeeze the trigger carefully with index-finger, keeping sight aligned with the target. If the trigger is jerked, the target will possibly be missed due to the movement of the gun. The pressure should be applied between the tip and the first joint of the finger. Press slowly and carefully. More speed will be gained with practice.

ADJUSTING THE SIGHTS

Adjustable Sight Models Only

To raise the rear sight, turn the elevation adjusting screw counterclockwise. To lower the rear sight turn the screw clockwise. When raising the sight the point of impact rises.

Lowering the sight, the point is lowered. The rear sight can also be adjusted for windage. Turn the windage adjusting screw clockwise to move the notch to right side, and counter-clockwise to move the notch to left side.

ATTENTION - For vertical adjustment on models 741, 94 and 941, use the reverse of the above. For windage adjustment, use the two opposed screws that affix the sight blade.

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

A. The gun may be cleaned and lubricated under normal conditions without the need of any disassembly.

B. In special conditions, such as repairs, when disassembling is necessary, it is recommended the gun be returned to the factory or sent to a competent gunsmith or to the importer.

C. In order to keep a gun in perfect condition it must be kept clean and covered with a slight film of good quality oil to prevent corrosion. This is specially necessary after use.

D. For normal cleaning of handgun not used or kept in storage for some time, it is necessary to rub it with a lightly oiled cloth. In the same way proceed with the bore of the barrel. The excess oil must be removed, but a thin protecting film should remain. Also the dust should be removed from all crevices with a small, clean brush.

E. For cleaning after shooting, it is of special importance that all residues of powder be removed from barrel and other adjacent areas subject to such deposits, using an appropriate brush. If particles of lead are detected in barrel they must be scrubbed with a brass brush, drenched with oil. Once cleaned, lubrication should be done as above described.

F. Do not keep handguns in contact with materials that attract moisture or possess a certain degree of acidity, or in environments with great variation of temperature or of humidity. Avoid the use of holsters of cloth or of any other material except natural leather appropriately cured.

G. If the weapon is to be stored for a long period of time, extreme care should be taken with metal surfaces, in order to protect them against corrosion.

TAURUS LIMITED WARRANTY

What Does This Warranty Cover?

This warranty covers any service and repair needed by any product manufactured by Forjas Taurus SA. and imported by Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. or manufactured in the United States by Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.

How Long Does Coverage Last?

This warranty is of unlimited duration.

What Will We Do?

Taurus will service and/or repair all covered products free of charge. What Does This Warranty Not Cover?

This warranty does not cover grips, sights, accessories, cosmetic defects after one year, or damage caused by customer abuse at any time. This express limited warranty is the only warranty on this product. This product is sold "as is" and has no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face hereof.

How Do I Get Service?

To simplify repair and service Forjas Taurus and Taurus International products are serviced and repaired by Taurus International. Questions regarding the products of either company can be directed to Taurus International in Miami, Florida at 1-305-624-1115 or in writing to:

16175 N.W. 49th Avenue Miami, Florida 33014

in care of the Consumer Affairs Department.

In order to obtain warranty service or repair you must first complete and return the enclosed warranty registration card within 10 days of the date of purchase. Then, if a problem should arise, describe the problem in writing and send the firearm to Taurus International at the above address, insured and pre-paid with the written description of the problem enclosed. Within 4 business days of our receipt of your firearm our Customer Service Department will contact you in writing advising you of when to expect your gun back. We will ship guns serviced because of defect in materials or workmanship insured and pre-paid. We will ship guns repaired out of warranty COD. There will, of course, be no charge for parts or labor if the repair work performed is covered by this express warranty.

How Does State Law Apply?

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

LOADING

1. Always make sure the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction.

2. Never attempt to load or unload any firearm inside a vehicle, building or other confined space (except a properly constructed shooting range). Enclosed areas frequently do not offer a completely safe direction to point the firearm; if an accidental discharge occurs, there is a great risk of injury or property damage.

3. Before loading, always clean all grease and oil from the bore and chamber, and check to be certain that no obstruction is in the barrel. Any foreign matter in the barrel could result in a bulged or burst barrel or other damage to the firearm, and could cause serious injury to the shooter or to others.

FIRING

1. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your finger away from the trigger when cocking any firearm.

2. Never carry, handle or leave unattended any firearm which is cocked and ready to fire. When cocked, it will fire from slight pressure on the trigger. An accidental discharge could easily result if you fall or drop the firearm, or if the firearm is struck or disturbed by someone or something.

3. If while shooting, your firearm develops ANY mechanical malfunction or binding, or "spits" powder, gas, or if a cartridge primer is punctured or a cartridge case is bulged or ruptured, or if the report on firing does not sound quite right, STOP SHOOTING IMMEDIATELY. It may be dangerous to continue. UNLOAD THE FIREARM. DO NOT try "one more shot". Take the firearm and ammunition to a gunsmith for examination.

REVOLVER OPERATION

The Taurus revolver has a swing out type cylinder with various numbers of chambers, turning around a central axis which allows you to fire (five, six, seven, eight or nine) shots. When the cylinder is locked in position, the revolver is ready for firing. The shots may be fired by single action (by cocking the hammer and thereafter, pulling the trigger) or by double action (by merely pulling the trigger). Concealed hammer models are double action only. Cocking the revolver in both single and double action causes the cylinder to advance, aligning in succession, each of the chambers with the barrel. The cadence of shooting is limited by the shooters skill in loading the cylinder and his ability in operating the gun.

LOADING THE CYLINDER

With the thumb of the right hand, push the thumb piece forward and at the same time press the cylinder, swinging it out to the left. ATTENTION: On Model 454 using the left thumb, press down the front latch simultaneously. Holding the gun with the muzzle pointing downward and the cylinder in its outermost position insert the cartridges.

Once loaded, the cylinder must be closed again to its original position in the frame. After this the locking must be checked. To unload the revolver, the process is the same as to load it, but after opening, the barrel is pointed upward.

Cartridges are then ejected by pressing sharply on the extractor rod. Be sure that all fired cartridges are ejected. The cylinder is now ready to be reloaded.

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PARTS

All firearms require periodic maintenance and inspection which may reveal a need for adjustment or repair. Have your firearm checked by a competent gunsmith annually, even if it seems to be working well, since breakage, improper functioning, undue wear, or corrosion of some components may not be apparent from external examination. If you notice ANY mechanical malfunction, do NOT continue to use the firearm. UNLOAD the firearm and take it to a competent gunsmith immediately.

Our Service Department maintains a full complement of replacement parts for our firearms of current manufacture. Even though most gunsmiths have the knowledge, training and ability to make the necessary repairs to your firearm, the skill and workmanship of any particular gunsmith is totally beyond our control. Should your firearm ever require service, we strongly recommend that you return it to Taurus. Follow the instructions outlined below. Remember, unauthorized adjustments or parts replacement can void your warranty. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to be absolutely certain that any parts ordered from Taurus are of the correct type and are properly fitted and installed by a competent person THIS FIREARM IS A PRECISION MECHANISM AND THE IMPROPER FITTING OF PARTS OR IMPROPER MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENT MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION, DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM, AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR TO OTHERS. Therefore, the purchaser and/or installer of parts must accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment of and function of the firearm after such installation has been made or attempted.

Taurus 941 Magnum Parts

SMALL FRAME ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS REVOLVERS

MOD. 94

MOD. 741

MOD. 941

MOD 94 UL

MOD. 941 UL

Caliber

.22 Long Rifle

.32 H&R Magnum

.22 WMRF

.22 LR

.22 WMRF

Number of shots

9

6

8

9

8

4"

3" 4"

3" 4"

2"

2"

8 3/4"

6 3/4"

6 3/4"

Weight

24 3/4 oz. 26 oz.

23 1/2 oz. 25 1/2 oz.

25 1/2 oz. 27 1/2 oz.

17 oz.

17 oz.

Front sight

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Rear Sight

Adjustable for windage & elevation

Grips

In checkered Brazilian Walnut or Rubber

Boot Type

Finish

Blue or Stainless

Taurus Boot Grip

SMALL FRAME FIXED SIGHTS REVOLVERS

MOD. 73

MOD. 85

MOD. 731

MOD 85 UL

MOD. 605

Caliber

.32 SW Long

.38 Special

.32 H&R Magnum

.38 Special

.357 Magnum

Number of shots

6

5

6

5

5

Barrel

2" 3"

2" 3"

3" 4"

2"

2"

8 3/4"

6 3/4"

6 3/4"

23 oz.

21 oz. 21 3/4 oz.

23 1/4 oz. 25 1/4 oz.

17 oz.

24 1/2 oz.

Front sight

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Rear Sight

Fixed

Grips

In checkered Brazilian Walnut or Rubber

Boot Type

Santoprene 1

Finish

Blue

Blue or Stainless

Fixed Sight Revolver

MEDIUM FRAME FIXED SIGHTS REVOLVERS

Forja Revolver Taurus 357 Taurus Revolver

MEDIUM FRAME ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS REVOLVERS

MOD. 66 MOD. 669

MOD. 689

MOD. 83

MOD. 441

MOD. 76

MOD. 761

MOD. 86

MOD. 96

Caliber

.357 Magnum

.357 Magnum

.38 Special

.44 S&W Special

.32 S&W Long

.32 H&R Magnum

.38 Special

.22 Long Rifle

Number of shots

6

6

6

5

6

6

6

6

Barrel

3" 4" .6"

4* 6"

3" 4"

3" 4" 6"

6"

6"

6"

6"

9 1/4" 11 3/4"

9 3/4" V. 3/4"

9 3/4" 11 3/4"

11 3/8"

11 3/8"

11 3/8"

11 3/8"

Weight

35 oz. 37 oz. 401/4oz.

36 1/2 oz. 40 1/4 oz.

34 1/4 oz. 36 oz.

33 1/2 oz. 35 1/2 oz. 40 1/4 oz.

41 oz.

41 oz.

40 oz.

44 oz.

Front sight

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Serrated ramp

Partridge Style

Rear Sight

Micrometer click, adjustable for windage and elevation

Grips

In checkered Brazilian Walnut or Rubber

Finish

Blue or Stainless

MOD. 454 ONLY

Taurus 608 Revolver

LARGE FRAME REVOLVERS

MOD. 607

MOD. 608

MOD. 44

MOD. 454

Caliber

38 / 357

38 / 357

44 Magnum

454 Casull

Number of shots

7

8

6

5

6 1/2" 8 3/8"

6 1/2" 8 3/8"

Total length

9 3/8" 11 7/8"

9 3/8" 11 7/8"

9 3/8" 11 7/8" 13 3/4"

12" 13 3/4"

Weight

44 02. 52oz.

44 oz. 51 oz.

44 3/4 oz. 52 1/2 oz. 57 1/4 oz.

53 oz. 57 1/4 oz.

Front sight

Serrated ramp

Partridge-Style

Rear Sight

Micrometer click, adjustable for windage and elevation

Grips

Checkered Brazilian Walnut or Rubber

Santoprene 1

Finish

Blue or Stainless

ITEM

NAME

ITEM

NAME

1

Extractor

26

Hand

2

Cylinder retaining bushing

27

Side plate

3

Cylinder

28

Side plate screw

4

Center pin with spring

29

Trigger spring center pin

5

Extractor spring with rod

30

Trigger spring

collar

31

Trigger spring swivel

6

Yoke

32

Right stock

7

Extractor rod

33

Main spring center pin

8

Cylinder stop plunger with

34

Main spring

spring

35

Main spring adjustable

9

Barrel

bushing

10

Locking bolt pin

36

Rear sight

11

Locking bolt with spring

37

Rear sight spring

12

Frame

38

Rear sight pin

13

Firing pin retaining pin

39

Main spring fixed bushing

14

Thumb piece

40

Trigger stop screw

15

Thumb piece screw

41

Trigger stop

16

Stock screw

42

Rear sight screw

17

Left stock

43

Yoke screw

18

Firing pin

44

Yoke locking spring

19

Firing pin spring

45

Yoke locking pin

20

Bolt

46

Front sight

21

Bolt spring

47

Front sight pin

22

Hammer

48

Front Latch

23

Transfer bar

49

Front Latch Spring

24

Trigger

50

Front Latch Pin

25

Cylinder stop

Before shipment, your firearm was carefully inspected and test fired in order to ensure that it conformed to our specifications and standards. Should your firearm require adjustment or repair, we strongly recommend that you return it to Taurus for factory service.

If there is any question regarding the performance of your firearm, please write to our Service Department fully describing all circumstances and conditions involved. If our Service Department makes the determination that your firearm requires factory service, you will be so advised and will be given instructions for the most expeditious handling of your shipment.

Our Service Department will give your firearm a complete inspection, and evaluate the problem (s) specified in your letter. If the work required is not covered under the terms of our "Warranty" (when applicable) you will receive an actual cost quotation, not an estimate. Any repair work must be authorized by you, and no work will be done without your expressed approval.

Please follow these suggestions to expedite service in the United States of America to return any firearm to us for adjustment or repair.

1. Federal law permits you to return your firearm to the manufacturer for service via common carriers such as United Parcel Service (UPS). However, state and local firearms laws vary greatly; you should consult your local prosecuting attorney regarding any restrictive laws in your jurisdiction regarding your shipment or receipt of firearms. With the above in mind, it is strongly recommended that any firearm sent to us for repair be sent through a Federally licensed dealer.

2. All firearms must be shipped to us prepaid. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT COLLECT SHIPMENTS.

3. Be sure to enclose a letter stating your name, address and telephone number, serial number, caliber and barrel length of your firearm. Also state nature of trouble experienced or work required. Merely stating "defective" or "repair as necessary" is inadequate information. Be specific and enclose copies of any previous correspondence. Work (other than warranty repair) will bear minimum labor charge of $ 10.00.

4. FIREARMS MUST BE SHIPPED UNLOADED. Double check the chamber of your firearm before shipping. If firearms are sent to Taurus in a loaded condition, we are required by law to notify the Federal authorities.

5. DO NOT include telescopic sights; custom grips, holsters, or other accessories with any firearm shipped to us.

This trademark, forged for over 50 years of hard and dedicated work, became a symbol of quality in handguns for civilian, police and military use. This outstanding quality is the result of constant technological evolution and from the devoted work of expert gunsmiths and highly specialized professionals, which makes TAURUS a respected name in more than 75 countries all over the world

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