Taurus M608 SS4
In the mid-1990s, the famous Brazilian arms company «Taurus» (Forjas Taurus SA) began to produce revolvers Model 608, calculated under patron.357 Magnum.
Taurus M608 B4
Revolver Taurus M 608 model is a modification of a revolver Taurus M 44 is designed to use a different cartridge and differs mainly increased to 8 Camore drum.
This weapon has an integral frame and drum cartridges for eight Cumorah.
drum has a central channel axis, the longitudinal recesses and facilitate cross grooves for locking the drum.
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.
Taurus M608 B6
With the used cartridges
| Caliber, mm || 9x32 R ( .357 Magnum) |
| Length mm || 238 || 295 || 349 < / tr> |
| Barrel length, mm || 102 || 165 || 213 |
| Weight empty, kg || 1.247 || 1.446 || 1.588 |
| drum count. cartridges || 8 |
Weapons equipped with automatic safety trigger. In the second half of the 1990s, revolvers were installed security lock, locking the trigger in the frame (this system, patented by «Taurus» like a normal door lock and operates a miniature key).
Sights open consist of a large beveled flies back and adjustable rear sight with micrometer screw and clamp.
handle has 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 M608 SS6
View compensator and front sight revolvers Taurus M 608 series
revolvers Taurus M 608 are shown in the embodiments with a barrel length of 102 mm, 165 mm and 213 mm. The barrel has a length of 102 mm at its upper portion of the solid cooling bar, and a barrel length of 165 mm and 213 mm equipped with a ventilated plate. At the top of the muzzle of the barrel has a built-in compensator as 8 holes (4 holes on the sides of the front sight).
revolvers can be made of steel coated with conventional blue or burnished stainless steel with nickel plating.
Taurus M608 SS8
With an installed optical sight
Depending on the materials used and the length of the barrel used different indexing revolvers. For example:
- M608 SS4 - Taurus M 608 model made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 4 inches;
- M608 B6 - model Taurus M 608, made of ordinary steel with burnished with a barrel length of 6 inches (excluding built-in compensator);
- M608 SS8 - Taurus M model 608 made of stainless steel and with a barrel length of 8 inches (excluding the embedded equalizer).
Revolvers Taurus M 608 series, as well as other samples of the Brazilian company «Forjas Taurus SA», is a high-quality weapons. Through the optimal combination of a sufficiently powerful patron, relatively low weight and high accuracy of fire they have been applied as in the militias and weapons on the civilian market, where steel purchased for hunting, target shooting sports and self-defense.
Taurus M608 SS8