Taurus 450 45 Colt .45 LC 2” DA/SA Snub Nose Ported Revolver, Stainless

SOLD FOR: $716.61

WOA#: WY240119TM006

Make: Taurus

Model: 450

Serial Number: RK701673

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 LC (.45 Long Colt)

Action Type:  Double Action, Single Action Revolver w/ Swing Out Fluted Cylinder, 5-Shot

Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “TAURUS INT. MFG. / MIAMI, FL-USA”, “RK701673 / MADE IN BRAZIL” with the Taurus Logo.  The right side of the barrel is marked “.45 COLT”.  The left side of the barrel is marked “TAURUS”.  The grips are marked “TAURUS” on their medallions.  The crane cut is marked “0372 / 450”.  The crane is marked “0372”.

Barrel Length: 2” Ported

Sights / Optics: The front sight serrated blade fixed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a rectangular notch sight in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are rubber with Taurus logo medallions inset on both sides. There is light handling but no nicks or tears and the serrations are crisp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray with fouling and buildup.  The rifling however is sharp.  There is no visible erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7.5/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are fire marks on the sides of the front sight where the barrel ports are.  There is light operation wear. The turn line is thick.  There are some minor scuffs and scratches on the frame and cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Taurus 450 2″ Snub Nose Revolver chambered in .45 Long Colt is a compact, yet powerful firearm that combines the reliability of a revolver with the potent stopping power of the .45 LC cartridge. Designed for concealed carry, this model boasts a robust stainless steel frame that ensures durability and longevity. Its 2-inch barrel length makes it highly maneuverable in close quarters, while still capable of delivering significant firepower. The Taurus 450’s design caters to those who appreciate the blend of traditional revolver reliability with the need for a discreet self-defense weapon. Its ease of use, combined with a potent cartridge historically celebrated for its performance in both law enforcement and personal defense scenarios, makes the Taurus 450 a noteworthy option for collectors and shooters alike. Its unique combination of size, power, and reliability not only makes it stand out in the Taurus lineup but also as a distinctive choice for those valuing a balance of concealability and stopping power.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Taurus 450 45 Colt .45 LC 2” DA/SA Snub Nose Ported Revolver, Stainless
Taurus 450 45 Colt .45 LC 2” DA/SA Snub Nose Ported Revolver, Stainless