This listing is for the exact revolver in the photos. From Security Duty in New England comes this attractive Taurus model 85 snub in traditional Brushed Stainless finish. Manufacturer was Forjas Taurus of Porto Alegre Brazil, and Importer and warrantor is Taurus International of Miami, and so marked. Type is traditional double and single action pocket revolver. From its FE serial number prefix, this Taurus was manufactured in May of 1986. Construction is entirely steel metal. Grips are Brazilian Goncalo Alves wood, with center panel checkering and brass colored factory medallions. Barrel is one piece 2 inch full lug, six groove right hand 1:18.75 rifling. Sights are barrel integral .132 serrated ramp front sight. Rear sight is frame integral fixed notch. Note that the barrel and frame top are matte stainless for diminished glare. Hammer is MIM type .340 short serrated spur, satin finish with matching .315 serrated face trigger. Cylinder capacity is 5 rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber ammunition, including +P loads. Note the Fourth Side Plate Screw beside the hammer, that current production Tauruses do not have. Ignition is flat faced hammer against floating firing pin. The Taurus 85 has a transfer bar internal safety device. It does Not have a hammer lock like its current production successors. Weight empty is 22 ounces, with center of gravity at the rear cylinder face. Finish is polished Bright stainless steel, with hard chrome hammer, trigger, and thumb latch cylinder release. Surface detractions are moderate, principally edge wear and some lateral scouring. We rate this 85 as Very Good, 80 percent vicinity by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. Double action trigger pull is a smooth 10 pounds; and single action is a crisp 3 5/8 pounds with negligible felt creep and overtravel. Hammer travels an additional 2 to 5 degrees after the cylinder times into place, in all five positions on double action. On single action, hammer travels 15 to 20 degrees on all five after the cylinder times. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap measures a tight .003. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap is minimal; we estimate this revolver has been fired fewer than 100 times. Replacement pricing on this revolver’s currect, most similar replacement, the Taurus 856, is $438 on taurususa com. The 856 is a bigger, bulkier revolver. We’re offering this eminently serviceable, even collectable, Reagan Era Taurus 85 for only $ 299.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, the District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Buyer must be registered user with your own money. $20 ship lower 48; $40 AK, Guam, HI, PR, [If it’s too big for a padded flat rate envelope] USPS Priority. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, BUT no return / refund on New or lay-aways. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. .Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade.