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Need some advice - Rossi model 971

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hrrll_mchl@yahoo.com, Oct 8, 2010.

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  1. hrrll_mchl@yahoo.com

    hrrll_mchl@yahoo.com Member

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    I am looking to buy a rossi model 971 made in 1995. It's a 2.5 in barrel and a interarms import for $150. Is that a good deal?
     
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  2. 243winxb

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  3. loadedround

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    I agree with 243winexp comments about the Rossi. Been there, done that.
     
  4. Maj Dad

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    Caveat Emptor

    I bought my wife a M721 44spl around 1993 or 94, and the cylinder wouldn't turn in DA after firing a few rounds. LGS returned it to Rossi who replaced it with one that worked fine, but the point is that in my experience, functional quality was not consistent. Finish and firing was fine, but it wouldn't function. If you can get a brief period to try it out, I would do that and make sure it runs... :cool:
     
  5. Lar1911

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    I have a newer one (2 yrs ago) and shot it alot (for a 2 inch revolver). Love it reccomend it.
     
  6. Geezer Glide

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    $150? I'd buy it!
     
  7. Aunt Bee

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    Have a Rossi 971 4 ' bbl ss- Interarms -1995- No problems- fine revolver for the $$
     
  8. shockwave

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    I've used a 971 made in 2001 for IPSC competition and it's an excellent, accurate firearm. For $150, you're getting a bargain, assuming it checks out OK.
     
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    I had a 971 2". Excellent Gun. I used it in my CCW class. I took it apart to clean and it seemed to be a quality built gun. The only reason I sold it was the adjustable sights bit my love handles. It was easier to buy a fixt sighted gun than loose weight. It handled 357 ammo no sweat.
     
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