45 colt Taurus Thunderbolt!

Discussion in 'Guns/Reloading' started by Day Walker, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Day Walker

    Day Walker New Member

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    I bought one of these brand new in 2014?? It works great with one exception. I am not sure what you call it but the metal top piece that slides back and forth that allows the spent case to be ejected. This cover bends up with every shot just a hair. The first 20 rounds are fine but then you start feeling the grit hitting the top of your head. The more you shoot the bigger the gap and the grit hits lower onto your face and eyes. Fun little gun to play with and it shoots as fast as you can pump it. It ejects spent casings straight up about 5 feet in the air. But that ejector cover bends up a hair. Yes i have pulled it off and bent it back down and it works great for 20-30 rounds, but the same thing happens. The piece is about 3 inches long and held on by a small screw on the backend. It is a curved 3/4 wide. If I keep bending it, it's only weaking it. I can't find parts for it, but I've only looked at Brownells and Numriches. I wonder if a machine shop could fabricate one up, stronger.
    Has anyone ever dealt with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a poor design, but a competent gunsmith should be able to fix it.
     
  3. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of it. Is it a pump action rifle ? I'll have to google it.


    I see what you're talking about, it's the dust cover, buy I'm not sure why it's bending. There shouldn't be anything "blowing back" toward your eyes. I wouldn't shoot that rifle anymore until I had a competent gunsmith examine it. It needs to go back to Taurus most likely, it could have headspace issues.
     
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