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Old 04-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Does this barrel look normal?




Need some input here. Brand new Taurus pt1911. This barrel looks off centered to me and has what appears to be a small crack on the right side and dented on the left side of the throating. Any input of advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
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from the picture it does look to be nicked or dented

but i think the off centered chamber indicator part of the barrel is making it look off centered
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:45 PM
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It doesn't look perfect but as long as it feeds and functions ok I'd not worry too much. Of course Taurus DOES have a Lifetime warranty so if you're in doubt send it in and let em' replace it. If you use the barrel lug to judge the chamber throat is looks square but if you use the barrel hood it will make it look off center.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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I'd have them fix it. It might be fine as it is, but if you ever went to sell it or trade it, the buyer could see it and wind up offering less because of it. Might as well get Taurus to fix it, since it would be covered under the warranty.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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I'd have them fix it. It might be fine as it is, but if you ever went to sell it or trade it, the buyer could see it and wind up offering less because of it. Might as well get Taurus to fix it, since it would be covered under the warranty.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:25 PM
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If it functions fine and hits POA, I'd run with it. Is it ideal? No. Will it shoot 100K rounds the way it is? Most likely.

Is it what should be expected from Taurus? No.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. I sent the barrel to taurus just to be safe. They do have them in stock in Miami so they said I would be looking at about a 10 day turnaround. I'll post pics of the new barrel when it arrives. Im curious to see if there is any difference.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
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did you just send the bbl or did you send the slide with it?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:58 PM
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They will need the entire gun to fit a new barrel to the slide and make sure the lockup is correct and the timing.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:38 PM
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Damnit man! They said to just send the barrel! Hell, I better give them a call then.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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They may just wing it, which may be good enough for them, but not me.
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