Taurus 85 Cleaning Question

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    Taurus 85 Cleaning Question

    I traded a Kel-Tec .380 for a Taurus 85 ultra-lite this weekend. I realize it's a low-budget weapon, but it performed well at the range. I read a post where a reader stated that his standard procedure for a Taurus revolver was to remove the side plate and spray out the innards with CLR, resulting in a smoother action. Is this goofy advice? I have never cracked open one of my guns before, but this is a very simple procedure. Bueller?

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    Yes, it is goofy advice.

    Dont mess with the inards unless you have a problem. Some of the covers hold springs in place and removing the cover can result in launching a spring that may never be found again. Other parts may bear on the cover and removing it will loose those parts. Unless you already know how they work, it may be difficult to figure out how to replace them.

    Just use normal cleaning procedures on the gun and everything will be fine.
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    Yeah, I figured as much. Was dying to crack that puppy open, though. I'll resist the urge.

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    Don't remove the side cover, that's silly advice.
    HotGuns explained it well, there is no need and it may lead to problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    Yeah, I figured as much. Was dying to crack that puppy open, though. I'll resist the urge.
    That's probably a good idea.

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    Don't open a can of worms.



    But if you do, take some pictures in the even you get yourself too deep, you can get yourself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Don't open a can of worms.



    But if you do, take some pictures in the even you get yourself too deep, you can get yourself out.
    So I'm not the only one! I'll stick with "if it a'int broke, don't fix it." Thanks for the pic though, relieved the curiosity!
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