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Non-technical photos of the Taurus 669


Taurus 669 - .357 Magnum



The Taurus 669 is a conventional moden revolver in .357 magnum. When the hammer is cocked to the rear, a transfer bar is raised between the impact face on the hammer and the firing pin. The hammer strikes the transfer bar which then pushes the firing pin into the primer on the round. This system makes a discharge unlikely if the hammer is struck while down. The transfer bar is only lowered after the trigger is released. Unlike other revolvers detailed here, the cylinder on this model swings out when the release is pushed forward, forcing the spring loaded baes pin out of the hole in the frame.

Right Side:

Left Side:

Cylinder Opened:

Ejector Extended on Cylinder:

Porting on Barrel:

Hammer Back:

Transfer Bar:

Inside of frame showing base pin hole, firing pin hole, and pawl and pawl slot.:

Sight Picture: