TAURUS Model 83

PRICE: R 2,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1047

FEATURES:

MAKE Taurus
MODEL 83
CALIBER .38 Special
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Fair to good used condition

Item Description

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In Brazil, the Model 82 was the standard issue police firearm for many years, but has been replaced by semi-automatic pistols in recent years.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.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in fair to good used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There are some light scratches and light wear to areas of the finish.
The original wooden grips are still in good condition.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

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
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • STEEL CHALLENGE

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