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 Taurus 92 AF firing pin hole problem
Reddtv  [Member]
12/18/2010 8:19:05 PM
I recently purchased a used Taurus 92 AF SS manufactured in 1989. While firing Remington factory HP and Federal factory ball ammo. I started getting powder spray in my face and possible brass shards. I looked at the brass and noticed a bulged out primer. I inspected the bolt face of the slide and noticed it was slightly over sized and concaved. The primers were trying to flow back into the primer hole (bolt face). What should I do?. Will Taurus replace the slide? and at what cost?. I do not want t spend a lot of money on this gun I purchased it for $375.00. Thank you for the help and suggestions. The weapon still shoots and functions and is accurate. I do not want a problem later on.
Wash-Ar15  [Team Member]
12/18/2010 8:23:07 PM
Taurus warranty is lifetime,no?
H53EXPERT  [Member]
12/19/2010 7:18:54 PM
If I was you, I would contact the ammo company and tell them that their ammo was overloaded and you had a primer blow out, which ruined the breachface of your gun. I wouldn't shoot that gun anymore either.
yekimak  [Team Member]
12/19/2010 7:50:24 PM
Not 100% on the Taurus, but on the Beretta 92 the firing pin hole is chamfered to prevent the rim of the case from dragging/scraping there and making brass shavings that could impede the firing pin.

H53EXPERT  [Member]
12/19/2010 8:07:06 PM
Yeah, I didn't think about that. If you are talking about the ridge that forms around the firing pin strike, that is normal. I have felt powder spray on me in the past, but it usually with reloads. But depending on how cold it is where you were shooting, or if you had wind blowing towards you, you could simply be experiencing normal shooting byproducts that aren't normally blown towards you.
Reddtv  [Member]
12/19/2010 8:43:18 PM
The primers were bulged out on several cases by different manufacturers. The primes were rippled. This was not just one ammo manufacturer. The same ammo was fine in my Glock 17. Do you think Taurus will fix the problem if their is one for free? thank you for the responses so far.
yekimak  [Team Member]
12/19/2010 9:50:41 PM
I know the primers fired in a Beretta do that just a little.

Look at the last pic on this page and you will see something similar fired from a PX4.

Like I said though, I am not 100% on the Taurus 92's. There is the possibility that the previous owner left a bunch of gunk in the gun or over lubed it or the like.
H53EXPERT  [Member]
12/19/2010 11:39:08 PM
We need pictures. I am willing to bet that you are talking about the normal relatively huge crater those type of guns leave in the primer. It looks completely different than a Glock, and way deeper than most other firing pin indentations.
dan1802  [Member]
12/20/2010 1:23:16 PM
its probly normal but if it is something out of the norm taurus will fix it.
GET SOMEONE ON THE PHONE and the write a letter discribing what is wrong and place it in the box.
if you just send them a pistol without doing the two above steps you will run into CS problems.

i have never had an issue with taurus's CS so far