Old Rossi 22 Revolver

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by gertieguy, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. gertieguy

    gertieguy Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    I would appreciate any information as to the model of a Rossi .22 6-shot I purchased from a gun shop. On the right hand side of the pistol barrel it has: "MADE IN BRAZIL. THE GARCIA CORP. WASH. D.C." On the other side, on the barrel, it indicates it is a ".22 L.R." It also, above the grips (what appears to me, to be): "ROSSI" symbol immediately below. On the right hand side, on the barrel, it has: "AMADEO ROSSI S.A." and immediately below that (I believe): "SAO LEOPOLDO R.S." On the right side of the revolver it has a serial number 700XXX and on the cylinder crane and grip frame the number 9428. The cylinder release button is rounded.

    Need to replace the recoil spring and it's odd- there is no hole to pin it and releae the tension, it also rests on a triangle support in the frame handle. Any idea on how to pull the rod and replace the spring? Thks
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Member.

    Dec 31, 2002
    Revolvers don't have recoil springs. From the description it sounds like the hammer spring (mainspring), and you are right (IIRC) that the round Rossi spring guide has no hole. You will have to remove the sideplate, then with the hammer lowered, grasp the guide below the hammer with padded pliers and pull down to free the top from the hammer and pull the guide out. Let things up easy or you could end up with the guide in a dark corner.

    Drilling a hole in the guide might help in future disassembly.

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