TAURUS Model 85

PRICE: R 1,950.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1222

FEATURES:

MAKE Taurus
MODEL 85
CALIBER .38 Special
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 5
CONDITION New in box

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Taurus Model 85 is a small-frame, double-action/single-action, 5-shot revolver chambered in .38 Special.
It is available with either 2″ or 3″ barrels, is capable of firing +P rated rounds, and utilizes a transfer bar safety.
It is manufactured by the Brazilian firearm company Taurus International and is designed and marketed for concealed carry and personal protection.

Taurus revolvers have very similar design aesthetics to Smith & Wesson revolvers as in the 1970s the company that owned Smith & Wesson also owned a holding share of Taurus, so many of the parts were actually made on the same tools.
Internally Tauruses are quite different to Smith & Wessons though, utilizing a coil main spring instead of a leaf spring for one.

The Taurus Model 85 is available in many different configurations and finishes, including blued steel, stainless steel, polymer frame, and “Ultralite” variants constructed of aluminum and titanium, with steel lockwork components.
It is also available with exposed, bobbed or shrouded hammers, as well as different grip configurations.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in new, unused condition.
It comes in its original cardboard box, and includes original owners manual and cleaning brush.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, and concealed carry or back-up gun use.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – BUG division
  • ICORE – Classic division*

*Even though this revolver could technically be used for this sport, the 5 shot capacity would greatly disadvantage the shooter. This revolver is better suited for self defense.

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