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Rossi 92

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. jstein650

    jstein650 Well-Known Member

    I knew I'd be corrected! I actually meant 1873. Thanks, Tommygun. At any rate, how do you think the current Henry's stack up compared to a Puma/Rossi '92 as far as strength with regard to modern top loads? I honestly don't know.
  2. TenDriver

    TenDriver Well-Known Member


    Apparently I have more work to do to mine. When I got it the receiver was rusted inside and wouldn't feed. After stripping it 3 times ans staring at it for a while I finally got it functioning. I just loaned it to a friend a couple of days ago and he reported after loading 5 rounds in the tube it wouldn't take any more, and wouldn't feed what was in it. Sounds like I'll be taking the magazine apart this weekend. He says the follower is stuck.

    This rifle has been maintenance intensive, but it was obviously not well cared for before I got it. It was also a gift and aesthetically my favorite (well, maybe behind my Garand). Still no complaints even though it's acting like a helicopter. Fly it for an hour, work on it for 10.
  3. joecil

    joecil Well-Known Member

    First thing is I highly recommend dumping the standard Rossi plastic mag follower and getting one of the many metal ones. I also replaced my spring with one from http://www.thesmithshop.com/magfollow.html and start every time you clean it remove the end cap, remove the spring and follower and dump some gun scrubber down it. I use a 20 ga soft padded swab to clean it after regular patches. They do get gummed up especially if you reload and use Alox or some other kind of tumble lube with lead cast bullets. The plastic over time will swell and get tight also hence I went with the stainless one but aluminum or brass also work well. Steve Gunz also sells the magazine follower in aluminium I think as I didn't use his that came with my DVD and tune kit since I already had the one from the Smith Shop.
  4. TenDriver

    TenDriver Well-Known Member

    I was going to replace it when I had it down last time, but mine has a metal follower. It's an early, 6 digit s/n Puma. I figured I was ok leaving it in there. Could be it's just gummed up. I'll find out tonight I guess.
  5. joecil

    joecil Well-Known Member

    In that case it is probably just gummed up. If that doesn't work check the screw if you have a round barrel as they sometimes put a dent in the tub if over tightened. Mine is an octagon barrel so it has a different magazine tube holding system.
  6. TenDriver

    TenDriver Well-Known Member

    Will do. Thanks.

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