body blown out to nearly the diameter of the rim. Now, having just bought a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan in .44 mag, I decided to see if an unfired .44 mag cartridge would fit the cylinder. It did, exactly. So, what I have is a Taurus Model 425, marked .41 Magnum, that left the factory with a .44 Magnum cylinder. The barrel is .41 cal, because a .44 cal bullet won't even begin to fit the barrel. If I wasn't using a speed loader, I might have realized that there was something wrong from the beginning. A .41 mag cartridge has entirely too much play in the cylinder, consequently they're blowing out. So, getting everything together to call Taurus tomorrow and, from what I've read here, I'm not looking forward to it.