Photo shows a pristine specimen of the Taurus model 850 CIA. This is Taurus's descendant of the Smith & Wesson Centennial Model 42. For those not readily familiar with Smith & Wesson variant models, the original Model 42 was introduced in Smith & Wesson Company’s Centennial Year of 1952, a piece whose hammer was fully enclosed and thus would not snag on pocket fabric; and also could not be fired except with a deliberate double action trigger pull. Taurus led the way in the 1980s, producing steel and alloy small frame revolvers that could withstand higher pressure +P loaded .38 Special ammunition, and this one certainly will. It weighs in at a conservative 23 ounces, comfortable handling and more pleasant to shoot. Finish is entirely lustrous Taurus blue steel, with factory Taurus pebble grained combat boot grip; hammer and trigger are traditional color casehardened. All Taurus revolvers have internal transfer bar safety that prevents accidental firing if they are dropped. This one has its patented Taurus hammer lock placed on the back of the frame where the shroud part meets the grip frame, and it comes with two keys. This is at the same time one of the most traditional and most advanced revolvers on the market. Here is what Taurus says about these: Welcome the Taurus CIA, the handgun designed for personal protection. It features a fully enclosed hammer. The .38 CIA functions smoothly in full double action. It features the Taurus Security System built in at no extra charge. We sold this specimen new to one of our Carolina neighbors last year, and he traded it back on a high capacity 9mm. It is in a factory Taurus box with both keys and instruction manual. Surface detractions are negligible, all we see is faint cylinder rotation marking, and really no more of that than its brand new mates often have. We rate it as Near Mint, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is certainly excellent mechanically; bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. From our knowledge of its owner and from this 850 CIA’s superb condition, we estimate it was fired fewer than 20 times after it left the factory in Miami. Replacement price in our area, if a person can even find one, is well over $400. The Smith & Wesson 642s are $700 apiece or more. We're offering the 850 Blue Steel, however, Taurus product number 2-850121CIA, for only $ 319.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. GA Pay / MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day extra hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on NIB, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
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