Navy Arms 1892 Compared to Puma


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Zman72
September 19, 2006, 12:58 PM
I am currently looking to buy a Stainless Steel 1892 Short Rifle from either Navy arms or Puma. I am leaning towards the Navy Arms and would appreciate any feed back. Thanks.

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mainmech48
September 19, 2006, 01:17 PM
IIRC, the "Short Rifle" model is made for Navy Arms and I think Cimmaron so there is no direct comparison model in the Taurus/Rossi line. Closest would likely be the standard 20" carbine with a round barrel, which would be both slightly lighter and less expensive.

As they are (or at least were) all manufactured by Taurus/Rossi current models should be very closely comparable in build quality. Older "Puma" branded carbines are another matter, especially those old enough to still carry the cheesey medallion on the receiver. QC was spotty on those, and overall quality was markedly inferior to those we see now. FWIW, there were no ss models in that line, but I have seen a few nickled examples.

The Winchester M-92 upon which the Rossi is based is one of the true classic designs. Bull strong, slick, handy, tough and reliable. No matter what particular model you choose, I think you'll be impressed with what a great utility carbine it is.

Taurus products carry a limited lifetime warranty and they have a very strong reputation for doing whatever is necessary to keep their customers satisfied.

MrAcheson
September 19, 2006, 03:20 PM
They're both made by the same people, but with different importers. Navy Arms generally had better wood, better fit and finish, and no annoying extra safety. The EMF rifles split the difference.

AH-1
September 19, 2006, 03:29 PM
I have a navy arms 92 in 44-40 the action is very slick and doesn't have the b.s. saftey.I looked and the puma's first they seemed ok but the navy was really alot nicer and a few $$$ more but worth it imho.
pete

jbharned
September 19, 2006, 03:33 PM
Puma 92 in stainless in .357 Mag caliber. Awesome rifle. I did have to do some de-burring to slick it up but it's accurate and a lot of fun to shoot.
It's the original hillbilly assault rifle!

Zman72
September 19, 2006, 03:35 PM
Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it.

Lone_Gunman
September 19, 2006, 05:55 PM
I thought Navy Arms and Cimmaron imported rifles made by Uberti.

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