I have a Rossi double barrel derringer, I need a schematic for it, can anyone help me find one and a location for parts?.
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November 27, 2005, 08:19 AM
brownells.com would be a likely source.
I'm not sure it would be worth it though. A working example can be had for
less than $50 if that is what you are into.
November 27, 2005, 11:45 AM
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Contact Rossi USA (click here (http://www.rossiusa.com/main/index.cfm) for their Web site) and ask their Customer Service dept. for assistance.
November 28, 2005, 04:16 PM
I've only ever seen two of these guns. They were in 22lr and the barrels were side by side with hammers. I have a feeling these were not standard Rossi products for US consuption, they seem fairly rare on the market.
November 29, 2005, 12:35 AM
Those SxS handguns seemed to have been popular down in South America. Back when Brazil was doing one of their many "buyback" programs, I was thrilled (in the "esoteric geek" sense, not political sense) to see that there were a bunch of break-top SxS derringers in the pile.
I can't recall for the life of me what the name is for those little "gaucho guns". I've only seen one for sale once, some .32 3" double-barrel for $250 at a gunshop in CA. I'd buy one for $50 just to play gaucho, but that's about it...
November 29, 2005, 12:43 AM
Not specifically about your Rossi, but about "garruchas" in general:
A What your photo shows is a "Garrucha." It is an inexpensive handgun much favored in tough, impoverished South American areas generally, although my own experience with the type was in Brazil. On several visits to the north east part of that country, I saw such arms in marketplace stalls during the mid-1970s.
Originally introduced before World War I, I understand that Belgium and Spain were then sources for many of these inexpensive small arms. That war interrupted supplies, however, and local manufacture seems to have begun in the 1920s or 1930s.
Have you examined your pistol for proofmarks? There is no commercial proofhouse in Brazil. Calibers originally favored were rimmed 7.65 mm/.320 center-fire and 9 mm/.380 center-fire cartridges for revolvers, but Metalurgica Municoes Amadeo Rossi y Cia (of San Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) introduced a .22 rimfire version in the early 1970s, and later upgraded its punch. Whether proofmarked or not, do not fire that pistol!-A.W.F. TAYLERSON
--From American Rifleman Dec 2003.
Anyone in Texas have one they want to sell me?
July 25, 2008, 07:47 PM
I am looking for one of these pistols. If you can help me find one please reply to CrispyCritter. Thanks