|PRICE:||R 2,600.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Double action / Single action|
|CONDITION||Very good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Taurus Model 83 is a 6-shot, .38 Special, medium frame revolver manufactured by Taurus in Brazil from 1977 till 1998.
It was the adjustable sights version of the Taurus model 82 (which had fixed sights), also known sometimes as the Standard Model, which was a a copy of the Smith and Wesson Model 10.
In Brazil, the Model 82 was the standard issue police firearm for many years, but has been replaced by semi-automatic pistols in recent years.
However, is still in use by private security firms and municipal guards.
Carabineros de Chile, the Chilean uniformed police also uses the Taurus 82 as standard issue firearm.
This gun is in very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is excellent, with only some extremely light wear on some of the edges of the frame and front of cylinder, which are almost unnoticeable.
The original wooden grips are still very good with only very few, extremely light, small dings in places, almost nothing really.
The cylinder lockup is still very good.
I’d say it just needs a good clean.
This firearm is suitable for home self defense.
Even though this revolver has a relatively small frame, this example does have large grips and also may be a little heavy for every-day carry, unless for a large-framed person.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IDPA – Revolver division
- MPDS – Revolver (REV) division
- ICORE – Classic division
- STEEL CHALLENGE