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Revolver Taurus M 66

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    Taurus M 66 ("old model»)
    With a barrel length of 152 mm (6 ")
    revolver taurus m 66
    Taurus M 66 ("old model»)

    In 1978, the Brazilian company «Forjas Taurus S. A. »was launched revolver Taurus M 66 model, designed for the use of the cartridge 357 Magnum, and is intended primarily for military and police weapons.

    Design 66th model similar to the 65th model from which it differed adjustable sights.

    Revolver Taurus M 66 was assembled on a single steel frame and is equipped with a drum, swing out to the left side.

    drum holds 6 rounds and was recorded using a latch locking tip ejector rod under the barrel at high tide, and a spring-loaded cam plate frame. While reloading revolver drum reclined on the left side and extractor located inside the drum axis, when pressed simultaneously removed once all spent cartridges.

    revolver taurus m 66

    Taurus M 66 ("old model»)
    With a barrel length of 102 mm (4 ")
    revolver taurus m 66
    Taurus M 66 ("old model") with a barrel length of 76 mm (3 ")
    Originally

    revolvers produced with trunks 76 mm (3 "), 102mm (4") and 152 mm (6 "). In 1992, the lineup was added revolver with a barrel length of 64 mm (2.5 "). Under the barrel of the weapon is a container for the extractor rod.

    trigger mechanism double action; openly located trigger could be cocked manually. Unlike revolvers American company «Smith and Wesson» on the frame "K", which is the Brazilian analogue models in their trigger mechanism used spiral mainspring inertial drummer.

    revolver taurus m 66
    Taurus M 66 ("old model") with a barrel length of 64 mm (2.5 ")

    To protect against accidental firing with a trigger by a separate element (plate), transmitting the hammer blow inertial impactor only when fully depressed the trigger.

    Sights open consist of a large beveled flies back and adjustable rear sight with micrometer.

    strip handle made of solid hardwood timber.

    Metal parts made of stainless steel weapons and had a special coating to protect against corrosion. Quality finishes high enough.

    revolver taurus m 66

    Taurus M 66 ("new model»)
    With a barrel length of 102 mm (4 ")
    revolver taurus m 66
    Taurus M 66 ("new model»)

    In the second half of the 1990s revolvers Taurus M 66 have been modified. On the "new models" set safety lock trigger lock in a frame - this security system, patented by «Taurus» like a normal door lock and operates a miniature key. Drum capacity was increased to 7 rounds. Case for the extractor rod extended to the muzzle and cheeks wooden overhead replaced by wrapping of thick rubber or plastic.

    In 1997 issue revolvers Taurus M 66 "old model" was discontinued, and the release of the "new model" has been launched in versions with a barrel length of 102 mm (4 ") and 152 mm (6").

    revolver taurus m 66

    Taurus M 66 ("new model»)
    With a barrel length of 152 mm (6 ")

    Early in the first decade of the XXI century to the lineup Taurus M 66 were added revolvers with a barrel length of 304 mm (12 "):
    - Taurus M 66 Silhouette - sporty option for target shooting.
    - Taurus M 66 Hunter - hunting version, equipped with a ventilated strap above the barrel.

    Old Model new model
    Caliber, mm 9x32 R (.357 Magnum)
    Length мм213238289267311353
    Длина
    Barrel, mm
    76 102 152 102 152 304
    Weight without
    Cartridges кг
    0.950.991.091.071.121.4
    Барабан,
    Count. cartridges
    6 6 6 7 7 7

    Revolvers Taurus M 66 were presented in versions with burnished finish and made of stainless steel. Depending on the materials used and the length of the barrel was adopted certain indexing of these weapons - for example, Model 66 SS 4 means that the gun is made of stainless steel and has a barrel length of 4 inches, and the Model 66 B 6 means that the gun is made with burnished and has a barrel length of 6 inches.

    marking weapon consists of TAURUS inscription on the trunk, the company's trademark on the frame and the words TAURUS with a bull's head on the handle medallion cheeks.

    distinctive feature revolvers Taurus M 66 was good workmanship and high reliability at low enough prices. 66th model in its time has earned recognition not only as a police revolver, but also has the commercial market demand for weapons.

    revolver taurus m 66

    Taurus M 66 ("new model") with a barrel length of 304 mm (12 ")
    Option Silhouette (top) and a variant of Hunter (bottom)




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