This is the lightweight, bright blue blue finish Model 85 Ultra Lite. It is no longer manufactured with this bright glossy finish; Taurus is replacing it with a matte finished version. Manufacturer is Forjas Taurus of Porto Alegre Brazil, and Importer and warrantor is Taurus International of Miami. Construction is lightweight alloy frame with a glossy anodized finish, with steel barrel, cylinder, thumb latch, trigger, hammer, and internal parts. Barrel is 2 inch full lug with integral .132 serrated ramp front sight. Rear sight is frame integral fixed notch. Hammer is MIM type .325 short serrated spur, case colored finish with matching .300 smooth faced combat trigger. Cylinder capacity is 5 rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber ammunition, including +P loads, like the Remington Golden Saber in some of our photos. Ammunition is NOT included. Ignition is flat faced hammer against floating firing pin. The Taurus 85 has a transfer bar internal safety device, as well as Taurus’s innovative hammer lock that is not conspicuous like the ancestor company’s. Weight empty is 17 1/2 ounces, with center of gravity at the trigger. Metal finish is bright blue steel and glossy anodized alloy. To increase its similarity to the classic Smith & Wesson model 37, we have fitted this revolver with a set of 1980s production Sile Italian Walnut Combat Grips. Some of us call them Banana type. They will not accommodate a speed loader. This revolver is what we call a Factory Demo, one of Taurus’s showgirls that served on display with the company’s sales reps at trade shows like the annual SHOT show in Las Vegas. Surface detractions are minimal to negligible, only occasional faint edge and cylinder face whitening, but really no more cylinder rotation marking than brand new specimens one might see on display in a gun store. Note that its box is labeled, Factory Reconditioned. This simply means, as the label states, Taurus will repair it if it has problems, but they will not perform a free refinish. It does not need refinishing anyway, as we have noted. From its serial number prefix, it was manufactured in 2013. Pricing on a bright blue model 37 often approaches $1000, and it was not rated for +P ammunition. We’re offering the 85 Ultra Lite in the photos, however, for only $ 269.00
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