Do I have a screw loose? or Rossi nuts?

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  1. H&R Glock

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    I have a Rossi R92-56001 lever action rifle in 38/357. After a day at the range during cleaning, I noticed something wrong. The receiver did not look right. The topmost screw on the left side of the receiver is missing.
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    I called Rossi with my parts breakdown in hand and told the lady that item #65, a screw was missing from my rifle and I wanted to order a new one.
    My parts breakdown that came with the rifle lists this screw as " L & B Pin Hole Plug Screw."
    After a few minutes of research she told me the screw was never installed or not needed, did not call for one, never had one, etc.
    I don't believe it. If you have a Rossi R92 please take a look at it and see if I am right or wrong!
    Is Rossi jerking me around? Why would my parts breakdown show a screw in this place when it is not needed?:cuss:
    I am losing faith in Rossi.
     
  2. rhinoh

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    I have 3 Rossi 92's in different calibers- they all have that screw.
    One diagram I found calls it a "bolt pin stop screw". Another calls it a "lever and breech bolt pin hole plug screw"
     
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  3. Leadhead

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    Ask them to sell you a complete screw kit..... if they can.
    Here in Canada it's even worse trying to source small parts from Rossi.

    I try and make a habit of checking the screws with my thumb nail from time to time to make sure they are tight.
     
  4. H&R Glock

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    Thanks, Rhinoh and Leadhead for looking. I'm gonna call them first thing Monday and give them a piece of my mind.:cuss:
    You'd think they would have more professionals in a serious business like that.
    This calls for some blue Locktite or nail polish on the threads if I can convince them to send a screw to me.
    I will ask about a screw kit, but cringe to think what it would cost. I figured this screw would be $4-$5 plus huge shipping charges. Groan:banghead:
     
  5. Speedo66

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    That screw, yes there is one, is only in case the bolt pin, which is whacked in pretty good, gets loose to prevent it from falling out.

    Chances are you won't need it, but you should have it just the same. That screw is normally left a little loose because if you tighten it too much, it impedes the bolt travel. Probably should have a little blue Loc-tite on it.
     
  6. Jim K

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    The hole is so the lever pin can be driven out from the other side to disassemble the rifle. I don't know about the pin on the Rossi being "whacked", but on the Winchester that pin is a slip fit and can come out or come loose and lock up the action if that screw is not present. The woman in CS was wrong; I would call back and hope to get some more knowledgeable person.

    Jim
     
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