SOLD FOR: $1276.50
Model: Raging Bull, 454 Casull
Serial Number: YG324067
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (per Taurus customer support)
Caliber: .454 Casull
Action Type: 5-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder with Shrouded Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “454 CASULL / RAGING BULL” with the bull horn emblem. The right side of the barrel is marked “TAURUS” and serial number “YG324067”. The crane cut is marked “9526 / 454” and the crane is marked “9526”. The sideplate is marked with the TAURUS logo and “TAURUS INT.MFG. / MIAMI, FL.-USA”. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the serial number “YG324067 / MADE IN BRAZIL”. The bottom of the lug is marked “454 CASULL”.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8”, Ported, Vent-Rib
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade that is pinned to a raised base integral to the rib, over the ports. The rear sight is a flat top square notched leaf in a base that is pinned to the topstrap, micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is soft black rubber with a pebble texture and features a red rubber strip along the back of its grip. There are Taurus medallions at the bottom of the left and right side of the grip. The grip has light handling marks from use. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light nicks and scuffs, most notable on the right side of the barrel and the rear edge of the cylinder. The cylinder has a light turn-line. There is minor operational wear on the crane under the front cylinder latch. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces no side-to-side play on each chamber with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth. The single-action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Raging Bull 454 was introduced in 1998 using the .454 Casull cartridge, which was originally developed as a wildcat cartridge and has a velocity of 1900 feet per second with a 240 grain bullet. The cartridge has since become a popular round with handgun hunters and recoil junkies, with commercial ammunition available. Because of the power of the cartridge, Taurus has fitted the gun with a one piece soft black rubber with a pebble texture and features a red rubber strip along the back of its grip, to cushion the shooter’s hand and lower the perceived recoil. This gun is in Fine-Excellent condition, having been well cared for. With the 8 3/8” barrel and rear adjustable sights, this would make a great handgun for an avid hunter. Please see our photos and good luck!