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Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Blind Sniper, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Blind Sniper

    Blind Sniper Well-Known

    Apr 12, 2013
    Bay City, MI
    Is it so damn hard to convince/explain to someone that the best (and only) course of action to get their gun fixed is to shell out $35 to a gunsmith? And why the hell would someone not learn how to field-strip and clean their own ****ing rifle?

    My dads Judge has been in a bag for three ****ing weeks now because he just won't listen to me when I say that its not under warranty (he never activated it, plus me removing the cylinder/crane to clean it out would've voided it anyway), and the two parts that fell out need to be replaced anyway (he thinks I can buy the spring that broke and do it myself, when I can't even tell if the one tiny little part is what I think it is).

    And on top of that, I found out that my one friend has neglected her .22 so much that the exposed side of the bolt is covered in rust, as is the barrel where the model/caliber/etc etc is stamped in. Spent two ******n hours scrubbing thnd I'm still not done. And on top of that, I managed to kink the recoil spring in two different places bad enough that its got two 90 degree bends.

  2. Acera

    Acera TGT Addict

    Jan 17, 2011
    Republic of Texas
    I would call Taurus, they have one of the best warranties in the business. Plus there is no need to activate it and it is not limited to the first owner.

    JMHO if you broke it, you should at least offer to get it fixed for him.
  3. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    Is that .22 a marlin? I HATE the recoil spring on that. There's a lot of easy ways to get rust off. The hard part is re finishing the gun. If you want ideas, post pics and let us know.

    I've never heard of any type of disassembly voiding a warranty though. Its always worth at least calling and asking.
  4. London

    London The advocate's Devil. TGT Supporter

    Sep 28, 2010
    Twilight Zone
    If your dad takes a Judge with missing parts to a gunsmith it's going to cost a lot more than $35 to fix. No offense, but it sounds like it would have been better for he and your friend to do that in the first place.
  5. Blind Sniper

    Blind Sniper Well-Known

    Apr 12, 2013
    Bay City, MI
    London, none of the parts are missing. I just don't know where one of them goes. And no, it wouldn't have been easier for my dad/friend to do this themselves (assuming you meant care for their guns), because neither of them know how (he refuses to learn and really doesn't care, she's just a slow learner). And that $35 thing was an on-sight quote, so the 'smith knows what to expect already.

    Acera, I've emailed Taurus about the warranty, haven't heard back yet. If I read their website right, any disassembly beyond what's needed for cleaning that isn't done by Taurus or a 'smith voids the warranty, hence why I'm hesitant to send the thing off in its current state. Hell, the 'smith I talked to even said that me doing what I did voided the warranty.

    Jeremy, yeah its a Marlin. Got the spring straightened out, got most of the rust off too. Gonna try reassembling it tomorrow morning. Sad thing is, she didn't even know the condition of the rifle until we got it out earlier.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  6. pistolpadre

    pistolpadre Well-Known

    Feb 25, 2013
    yeah Acera has it on the warranty NOT having to be activated.. those "activation" things are from the marketing dept.

    numrich, (sp) or any of the big companies offer scematics (sp..again sigh) so you can id and order the part.. just get a screw driver that "fits" and should be easy going.. keep us posted please..
  7. Blind Sniper

    Blind Sniper Well-Known

    Apr 12, 2013
    Bay City, MI
    Will do Padre. Gonna be until Monday at least though.
  8. RandomHero

    RandomHero Well-Known

    because we/im cheap.
  9. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    If it ain't broke, then fix it until it is.

    Human nature.
  10. TX69

    TX69 TGT Addict

    Dec 23, 2012
    Brick simple to find the Taurus Judge manual to look for help on putting it together.‎

    Youtube video to show you how to do it.

    If I can take apart, polish, change springs in a SP101 anyone can do this to a Judge.

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