Rossi '92

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  1. powwowell

    powwowell Located in Deep Run, NC Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I've located a stainless, 16" barrel, Rossi/BrazTech label, '92, in 45 Colt. I would like the rifle to go along with my 45 SAA revolver. The rifle has a "reduced" price of $589.00, plus tax. Anyone have an opinion on the price?

    I presently have the same rifle (just labeled Rossi) in 357/38 Special and I'm very pleased with it. It does have the unnecessary safety. I do not shoot CAS. I just enjoy shooting this rifle with somewhat reduced 357 loads.
     
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  2. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    That sounds reasonable. Maybe 50.00 dollars more than a Brother- in- law sale.
     
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    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I paid 475 for a blued one, used. And that was probably 6 years ago. If that's new price that's reasonable.

    There is a safety delete for that odd safety that turns it into a peep sight.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    That sounds a bit high.
     
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    I would shoot for a lower price, maybe 525-550, but if your wanting the convenience/now factor, that ain't robbery. Safety is easy to replace with a spent 22 casing or a plug if you're ever out this way.
     
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    Stainless does get more cash than blued. I have seen blued 44 magnum one for mid $500s in Raleigh. Probably still there.

    http://store.stevesgunz.com/ has stuff for it like better springs and followers and the safety replacement thingies (cap or sight).
     
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    I replace the springs in my 38/357 and had to take it to a smith to get it back together. After doing some research they is a trick using dental floss to get the ejector spring back in the bolt. I did get the trigger pull down to 1# and that was without really trying.
     
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    powwowell Located in Deep Run, NC Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    I have the steve's gunz parts. I have not the replaced the "safety" with the peep sight. Watched the video, and done some of the mods. It's as slick as I want it.

    I did have a problem that almost drove me bonkers. I had problems loading rounds. The problem was a .357 round with a burr on the case head, kind of inside the ejector groove. I discovered that the same cartridge was hanging up every time on the cartridge stop. The following round would not load. I would have to remove the magazine plug, spring and follower, dump the loaded rounds, fiddle with the cartridge stop and then remove the offending round. The problem kept repeating itself, depending on when that round was loaded. I finally dropped each of the rounds into a Lyman Case Checker and I had one round that wouldn't go! When examining the round that wouldn't go, I discovered the burr. Voila! I failed to mention that this ammo was reloads. I must have picked up a case that had been fired from a .357 rifle, of some kind. I now case check every one of my .357 reloads.
     

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