Rossi lever-action 45LC price?


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Nathanael_Greene
January 16, 2006, 06:32 PM
What's a good price on a slightly-used Rossi in 45LC?

This one has a short-barrel--looks like it's about 16-1/2".

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iamkris
January 16, 2006, 07:33 PM
Don't know if I can give a good price on that one but the one in this pic set me back only $275. Stainless, 45 LC, 24" octagonal barrel. Elbow grease on the stock, a new spring set and Marbles sights finished her out.

http://home.comcast.net/~krisnkelley/SHTF_Cowboy_Style.jpg

RecoilRob
January 16, 2006, 08:15 PM
I got a very slightly used one for $250 a few years ago. Guy traded it in because it 'wouldn't feed properly' but I fixed it with a couple of swipes with a small file. Would have broken in and worked fine with a little use without the file work.

Nice rifle..accurate and nicely made.

Steelcore
January 17, 2006, 11:53 AM
I bought a nib 20'357 blue for $335 a feew years ago.I saw a .480 Ruger stainless at the last gun show for $459.

DonP
January 17, 2006, 01:21 PM
Picked up a Rossi "Puma" in 45 Colt, 20 inch barrel, new at a show last year for $315.

Blue, older model with no ugly safety on the bolt.

Got a large loop lever for it (purely ego driven) and love shooting it all winter at the indoor ranges in my neck of the woods. Still working on "The Twirl" when the wife isn't looking.

Of course then I had to buy all the 45 Colt re-loading equipment and a Cimarron SAA in 45 Colt to go with it.

Nathanael_Greene
January 17, 2006, 04:01 PM
Of course then I had to buy all the 45 Colt re-loading equipment and a Cimarron SAA in 45 Colt to go with it.

That's kinda the problem I have. I took a 45LC Uberti revolver in trade a while ago, and I'm thinking that I either have to sell the revolver or buy a carbine...

...and wouldn't ya know it, I saw a carbine for sale yesterday.

Get thee behind me, Satan.

DonP
January 17, 2006, 04:06 PM
Most folks only know the fairly low powered CAS loads, but over on the leverguns.com forum there are quite a few people that have serious heavy duty loads worked up for the .45.

If you haven't been over there it's worth a look-see.

But be froewarned, it will make your wallet shrink as you decide you now need a lever gun in 454 or 45-70 and as long as you're at it, how about a Sharps in 45-90 or 45-110?

Ah, it's only money right?

Roudy
January 17, 2006, 04:53 PM
I was just in the local Wal Mart a few minutes ago and saw a new Winchester lever action with a 16 or 18 inch barrel in 45LC caliber for $359.

joebogey
January 17, 2006, 05:45 PM
OK, now I've got a question. How would the 45 LC work as a deer rifle? Maximum yardage what...80 yds?

forquidder
January 18, 2006, 04:23 PM
Joe bogey,

That 45 Colt out of a carbine or rifle, loaded to its potential, should give at least 44 mag. performance. I personally would have no qualms with taking a deer at 100 yards+ with open sights, possibly a little further with an optic depending upon the longer range accuracy of the particular round being used.

joebogey
January 18, 2006, 05:11 PM
How about factory 255 grain ammo?
Would you say 100 yards?
I'm asking cause I bought a 94AE in 45 colt some time ago that's never been fired. The guy bought it new for CSS and then got transferred before he ever got to shoot it. He sold his guns before he moved.
I bought it cause it was a good price and just left it in the safe.
Thinkin it might make a decent deer rifle for my daughter since 100 yards is about the maximum shot we'll be taking anyway.

forquidder
January 19, 2006, 01:08 AM
Joe,

Notice I wrote 'loaded to it's potential' in the previous post. Off the shelf factory 45 colt (cowboy loads) is pretty aneimic although back in the day, when it was first loaded with blackpowder which it was invented for, it had similar ballistics as todays cowboy stuff and it killed grizzly bears. Not sure I'd want to try that today.
You might get away with using it at short ranges with deer, ethically I wouldn't.
Those rounds are usually loaded with cheap lead bullets designed for punching paper or ringing steel plates at short ranges.
If you can find some ammo produced by one of the smaller custom manufacturers (buffalo bore, Cor-Bon, etc.) using a more premium hollowpoint or softpoint bullet, and upping the velocity a bit, I'd go with that unless you do your own reloading, then you can make whatever you wish.
The better rounds will give you better ballistics, better range, more predictable and better bullet performance and more likely better accuracy past about 30 or 40 yards.
I'm pretty sure you can pick this stuff up online or by phone through the mail or some of the better stocked gun stores should have it. Post a thread either in this forum or the revolver forum and ask where you can find some of the better premium 45 colt hunting loads and best price to get a good idea of what's available and at what cost.
I load and shoot alot and I'm not sure of your daughters experience but with a scope and good ammo she should be able to do 100+ yards on a deer. (will a 94 take a scope?) Take her out and let her find her capabilities and her limits. She can practice with the cheaper stuff and then dial her in on the more expensive stuff when she's ready to hunt.

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