Replacement grip for a Rossi M877.


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spin180
October 5, 2007, 03:12 PM
About a year ago I posted seeking assistance in locating a grip for a Rossi M877. Unfortunately I got no responses, and given my own lack of finding anything suitable I eventually gave up the search.

Well, here I am again making one last attempt.

The M877 is essentially the same gun as seen here, relabeled: R46202 (http://www.rossiusa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=R46202&category=REVOLVER)

The grip on this M877 has deteriorated. When I first started looking for a replacement there was a smallish section of the grip that had, as best as I can describe it, dry-rotted. The soft rubber (similar to Hogue's rubber grip material) had hardened & cracked, and exhibited an oily texture. Over the last year the whole grip has taken on this composition. It's no longer soft and tacky, but rather hard, slippery, and very brittle.

As to my search for a replacement, I've tried every major parts & accessory reatailer. Brownells, Midway, Numrich, etc, and I contacted Hogue & Pachmayr directly to see if they made any aftermarket grips . I've also periodically been searching Gunbroker and eBay. Obviously I've had no success whatsoever. I finally contacted Rossi in an attempt to purchase an R462 model grip, as the M877 and it are visually identical. However, the kind gentleman I spoke to told me that the R462 had a slightly different frame configuration where the grip mounts, and the R462 grip would not fit the M877.

So that's where I'm at; nearly out of options.

If anyone here could point me to somewhere I might find a proper replacement grip for this gun, I'd be ever so grateful. I don't really care where it comes from, as long as it fits and is in reasonably good shape.

I suppose as a last resort alternative, would you folks be able to suggest a custom grip maker that might be able to outfit this gun? I realize this option wouldn't necessarily be cheap, and you certainly get what you pay for, but something reasonably affordable would be awful nice. Particularly since I'll be paying for this myself, as I intend to "gift" the grip to my buddy. And remember, this gun can generally be had for $250-$300, so the point of diminishing returns on a grip for this thing is rather low.

Thanks for any assistance you folks may be able to provide.

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dbarale
October 5, 2007, 03:30 PM
Spin,

Where in NC are you?

MCgunner
October 5, 2007, 04:14 PM
delete double post

MCgunner
October 5, 2007, 04:15 PM
www.ajaxgrips.com and go to the pachmayr page and look for the "compac" for Rossi small frames. It will fit your gun. Same grip fit my 971 .357 mag. Also can find 'em at http://www.midwayusa.com . You can get other grips for your Rossi at Ajax, too. I have a set of Ajax pearlites on my M68 I did just to "pimp" it out.

spin180
October 5, 2007, 07:30 PM
Spin,

Where in NC are you?
Just to the left of you.

I'm in Sylva. Actually born & raised in the Asheville area.

www.ajaxgrips.com and go to the pachmayr page and look for the "compac" for Rossi small frames. It will fit your gun. Same grip fit my 971 .357 mag. Also can find 'em at http://www.midwayusa.com . You can get other grips for your Rossi at Ajax, too.
Really? I was under the impression that the Rossi small frame was different from the M877; for a snubby, it's a pretty darn big gun.

Here's a couple of photos comparing the 877/462 to the 971.

http://spinr.smugmug.com/photos/204406806-S.jpg

http://spinr.smugmug.com/photos/204406800-S.jpg

Look at the position of the grip screw. Judging by its' relationship to the trigger guard, the screw is mounted a little lower on the 877/462 as compared to the 971. Seems like a grip for the 971 wouldn't work on the 877 because of that.

:confused:

dbarale
October 5, 2007, 08:01 PM
I'm trying to locate some Rossi M88 grips to see if they would fit, if I find them maybe we could meet somewhere for a fitting?
If not I'm willing to give a try at making a set for you. Free of course, I need another project.

And just in case you haven't found it yet: http://carolinashootersforum.com (http://carolinashootersforum.com/index.php)

MCgunner
October 5, 2007, 08:26 PM
Well, maybe not the 877. I know it'll work for the M88, though, had one of those. You should try to make a grip off comparison. I had the impression that all the Rossis had the same grip/frame, but I could be wrong on that. I've had a 971, an 88, have now a 68 and a 511 and they all can use the same grip. I have a pachmayr compac on my 511, works really nice.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=35116&d=1139187688

MCgunner
October 5, 2007, 08:35 PM
BTW, I have some Rossi small frame stock grips if you need 'em. I could ship 'em to you. Just PM me. They're the skinny wood ones that come on the 68/88.

556A2
June 1, 2010, 03:51 PM
Sorry for the bump, but I'm in the same position.

My step-dad's M877's grip has also turned brittle & needs replacement.

scar2
June 21, 2010, 01:11 AM
I'm sorry too for the bump, just looking for grips for my M877 also. It is a great wheel gun, but the grips are pretty old.

ohsobad
March 12, 2013, 07:08 PM
I have 2 sets of wood grips that I made but I need 1 set because mine are junk too,so I have one set to sell.I could send pics.if needed,they have rossi badge on them.

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