Is an old 85 a good gun?
I hear Taurus is a junk brand but my local gun shop has a nice looking stainless 85 that is older for $250. Its in great shape and I think it is a 2 1/2 or 3 inch barrel and surprisingly the action was almost as good as some of my Smiths . Do these hold up well and can they handle lots of +p? Many thanks!
Not sure on the +P depending on the age of the gun. I have a two inch I bought in the early 90's and it is not +P rated.
Thanks for the info!
I have a 85 serial number says its a 1997. No problems and shoots great, and I have run +P's in it.
I have a Taurus 85 CH, bought it back in 91 or so, my first handgun. The only problem I ever had with it was a broken bolt. Im sure it was from doing the Joe Friday flip with the cylender too many times.(didnt know better back then). Since then it has been as relyable as can be. I seldom shoot +P ammo out of it but it is what I carry in it. So I would say it is a good revolver as far as snub .38spl go, but $250.00 hmmm its a bit steep for a used one. Granted mine is not SS but blued, I think I paid $179.00 brand new almost 20 years ago.
They're good guns.
That's a fair deal, but you can find new ones for not much more than that.
Not sure whether it would be rated for +p or not, as stated above, it would depend on how old it is. You could possibly get the serial number and call Taurus and ask.
Most of those are 2 inch barrels. If it's truly a 3 incher, that has some appeal. If it's a 3 incher, and it's in good shape, sounds like a good deal, even if it isnt' rated for +p.
If it's just a regular 2 incher, and it's not +p rated, I'd offer 200 for it.
It sold the next day when I went back but I was going to pass on it anyway...........
All's well that ends well, right? If it was a 2 incher, it was a bit over priced...............................