Here is a rarity. From its GN97000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 2013, yet it has no internal hammer lock. This is the steel frame blued finish Model 85 Snub. Manufacturer is Forjas Taurus of Porto Alegre Brazil, and Importer is Taurus International of Miami. Construction is entirely steel except for the grips. Finish is bright blue lateral surface, with matte verticals atop the barrel and frame for reduced sighting glare. 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, but somehow this one made it into the US without the hammer lock. Weight empty is 21 ounces, with center of gravity at the cylinder stop. To increase its similarity to the classic model 37, we have fitted this revolver with a set of 1970s production Sile Italian Walnut Combat Grips. Some of us call them Banana type. The grips 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. It is in its original issue factory box with instruction manual and protective packaging. 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. Pricing on a bright blue Pre-Lock Smith & Wesson model 36 often approaches $1000, and it was not rated for +P ammunition. We’re offering the 85 Blue Steel Snub in the photos, however, for only $ 249.00 Not transferable to civilian residents of California, the District of Colombia, or Massachusetts.
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