Taurus Raging Hornet .22 Hornet DA/SA 8 Round Revolver 10” Barrel

SOLD FOR: $1,375

WOA#: WY240203RM002

Make: Taurus

Model: Raging Hornet

Serial Number: TH831612

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 Hornet

Action Type: DA/SA Swing Out Double-Locking Fluted Cylinder Revolver, 8 Shot,

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL. .22 HORNET / RAGING HORNET”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “TAURUS”.  The right side of the frame is marked “TAURUS”, “TAURUS INT.MFG. / MIAMI,FL.-USA”.  Both sides of the grip have Taurus Medallions near the bottoms. The crane cut is marked “1821 / 22 H”.  The crane is marked “1821”.

Barrel Length: 10” Vented Rib.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a pinned blade to a fixed base at the front of the barrel.  The rear sight is an adjustable rectangular notch sight pinned to the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are rubber with Taurus logo medallions inset on both sides. There is light handling wear with some of the texting slightly worn though it remains crisp overall. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright.  There is no erosion. There is some minor fouling in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some light operation wear.  The turn line is defined and crisp. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There are some light handling marks and light scratches on the barrel exterior as well as two micro nicks on the bottom left edge of the muzzle and a very small ding on the bottom right under lug portion.  Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent 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 Raging Hornet stands out as a distinctive and formidable revolver, tailored specifically for the enthusiast who appreciates precision and power in a unique package. This revolver is chambered for the .22 Hornet, a varmint-hunting cartridge that offers significantly more power than the traditional .22 LR, making it an intriguing choice for shooters looking to bridge the gap between small-game hunting efficiency and the thrill of shooting a high-powered revolver.

The Raging Hornet is part of Taurus’s Raging Series, designed to handle the demands and stress of high-pressure cartridges. It features a large, robust frame to absorb recoil, a feature especially appreciated by those who spend long hours at the range. The attention to detail is evident in its ergonomic design, including a cushioned grip that makes handling the revolver comfortable despite the powerful cartridge it fires. This firearm also boasts a vented barrel for heat dissipation and improved accuracy.

Not just a piece of engineering marvel, the Taurus Raging Hornet has a certain aesthetic and collectible appeal, marked by its stainless steel construction that gives it a sleek, timeless look. This revolver appeals not only to those interested in a practical firearm for hunting or target shooting but also to collectors who value its rarity and distinctive characteristics. Its combination of unusual chambering in a revolver format, robust design, and precision engineering makes the Taurus Raging Hornet a coveted item for firearm enthusiasts seeking to add an exceptional piece to their collection.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Taurus Raging Hornet .22 Hornet DA/SA 8 Round Revolver 10” Barrel
Taurus Raging Hornet .22 Hornet DA/SA 8 Round Revolver 10” Barrel