Taurus Thunderbolt .45 Colt Pump Action Rifle in Blue Steel (Cosmetic Blemishes)
The Taurus Thunderbolt” will win you over while you’re winning the competition. A perfect mate to your Gaucho Single Action revolver with .45 Colt ammo, this pump action beauty is fast, accurate and authentic. With a beautiful Hardwood Stock and Forend, as well as a solid Metal Curved Crescent Butt Plate, the Thunderbolt includes a button-rifled barrel for improved accuracy, a traditional Buck Horn adjustable rear sight and an easy function feed gate.
- Model: C45BR
- Construction: Steel
- Safety: Manual Safety; Manual Safety
- Caliber: 45 Colt
- ForeArm: Wood
- Capacity: 14
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Barrel Length: 26″
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Action: PUMP
- Trigger Type: Smooth
- Order Number: 3-450261
- Finish: Blue Steel
- Overall Length: 43″
- UPC: 7-25327-21259-1
- Stock: Walnut Finished Hard Wood
- Rate of Twist: 16.5″
- Weight: 130 oz
- Grooves: 6
Firstly Taurus produced its first revolver, the Model 38101SO, in 1941. Also Beginning in 1953, it exported revolvers to the U.S. market through a series of importers.
Also In 1962, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the parent company of Smith & Wesson, purchased 87 percent of Forjas Taurus, allowing the two firearms manufacturers to easily share information regarding design and manufacturing. In 1973, Taurus was purchased from Bangor Punta by its current owners, and its ties to Smith & Wesson were severed.
Furthermore In 1981, after Italian arms manufacturer Beretta had completed its contracts to produce firearms for Brazil’s military, Taurus purchased Beretta’s São Paulo manufacturing plant along with the tooling, technical drawings, and work force necessary to produce several different pistol designs.
Also In order to more effectively tap the U.S. market, the company created a subsidiary, Taurus International Manufacturing Incorporated, also known as Taurus USA, in 1988.
In addition In 1995 Forjas Taurus purchased the rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi brand revolvers. Also They currently manufacture three .38 Special models and four .357 Magnum models under the Rossi name, manufactured in São Leopoldo, Brazil. In 2009, Heritage Manufacturing was also purchased and its production later moved to Taurus’ Miami, Florida plant.