Taurus M44 SS4
Early version (top) and
A later version with a compensator (below)
In the first half of the 1990s, the largest South American arms company «Taurus» (Forjas Taurus SA) arranged the production of Model 44 revolvers designed under patron.44 Remington Magnum.
| M 44 || M 44 |
| Caliber, mm || 11.18x33 R (.44 Remington Magnum) |
| Length mm || 217 || 295 || 349 || 451 || 228 || Barrel length, mm || 102 || 165 || 213 || 316 || 113 |
| Weight unloaded, кг||1.250||1.450||1.590||1.580||0.950|
|Барабан, count. cartridges || 6 || 5 |
Like other models in the Brazilian company «Taurus» revolvers 44th models were created based on the American model of the company «Smith and Wesson».
Brazilian revolvers Taurus M 44 series have a seamless frame and drum cartridges for six Cumorah.
drum has a central channel axis, the longitudinal recesses and facilitate cross grooves for locking the drum.
Taurus M44 SS6
With an installed optical sight
View compensator series revolvers Taurus M44
for reloading weapons drum leans to the left. The simultaneous removal of spent cartridges produced central spring-loaded extractor, ejector rod, which is placed in a firing position in the plastic box under the barrel. Latch drum located on the left side of the frame behind the flap of the drum.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action provides firing from pre-cocking arm and the DA mode.
Weapons equipped with automatic safety trigger.
Sights open consist of a large beveled flies back and adjustable rear sight with micrometer screw and clamp.
handle Taurus M 44 is provided enveloping cheeks made of hard rubber with finger grooves.
marking weapon consists of TAURUS inscription on the trunk, the company's trademark on the frame and the words on the medallion TAURUS cheeks handle.
Taurus M44 SS8
Taurus M44 SS12
revolvers Taurus M 44 presented in embodiments with a barrel length of 102 mm, 165 mm, 213 mm and 316 mm. The barrel has a length of 102 mm at its upper massive part stiffener and a barrel length of 165 mm, 213 mm and 316 mm and provided with a ventilated plate compensator integrated with four holes on the left and right sides of the front sight.
Since the second half of the 1990s in all revolvers began to use joints and install a security lock, locking the trigger in the frame. Security system, patented by «Taurus» like a normal door lock and operates a miniature key.
Castle view security firm Taurus
by Taurus and obtaining licenses for new rubber handle enveloping cheeks (which according to the developers reduce returns) series revolvers Taurus M 44 supplemented lightweight model Taurus M 44 Tracker with a barrel length of 113 mm. This revolver, except cheeks new, different from the base model reduced to 5 rounds drum, a built-compensator, an altered form of ribs at the top of the barrel and compensator views respectively.
series revolvers Taurus M 44 made of conventional alloy or stainless steel, and the outer surfaces are shiny nickel or matte-coated blue.
Depending on the model, the materials used and the length of the barrel used different indexing of these weapons:
Taurus M44 Tracker 4SS - Model 44 SS 4 - model Taurus M 44 made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 4 inches.
- Model SS 44 6 - model Taurus M 44, made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 6 inches (excluding the embedded equalizer).
- Model SS 44 8 - model Taurus M 44, made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 8 inches (excluding the embedded equalizer).
- Model SS 12 44 - model Taurus M 44, made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 12 inches (excluding the embedded equalizer).
- Model 44 Tracker 4 SS - model Taurus M 44 Tracker, made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 4 inches (excluding built-in compensator).
- Model 44 Tracker 4 B - model Taurus M 44 Tracker, made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 4 inches (excluding built-in compensator).
Revolvers Taurus M 44 series, as well as other samples of the Brazilian company «Forjas Taurus SA», is a high-quality weapons. Mass-produce these revolvers at the time became the most powerful in the production program of the company «Taurus». Through the optimal combination of a powerful patron, relatively low weight and high accuracy of fire, they found their way into the police and paramilitary forces of several countries. Weapons on the civilian market, these revolvers were purchased for hunting, target shooting sports and self-defense.
Taurus M44 Tracker 4SS (top)
Taurus M44 Tracker 4B (bottom)