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Picked up a Rossi today...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by laylow, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. laylow

    laylow Member

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    My LGS had this pre-Taurus Rossi in the used case and I couldn't pass it up. Lock up and cylinder gap are amazing.
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  2. adcoch1

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    That's a nice revolver no matter who made it!
     
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  3. Waveski

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    I have a soft spot for that vintage of Rossi. That looks like a nice one.

    Model number?
     
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  4. laylow

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    Model 88.
     
  5. CharliesHammer

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    Enjoy, you should get lots of great service out of your new weapon!
     
  6. Monac

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    Oh, I have one like that, only in 32 Long! Much less useful than the OP's, but I like 32 Long. :) Mine also seems very well made, but I have not fired it yet. Pachmayr made grips for them, so I got a pair for mine. Please let us know how yours shoots, laylow.

    PS - thanks for the good photos. I wish I could do that.
     
  7. laylow

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    Wish I could take credit for the photos. I lifted them off the gun shop's site.
     
  8. tubeshooter

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    Very nice! Congrats and enjoy.


    I have your gun's evil twin - a model 33.
    Exactly the same, just blued instead.
     
  9. Duster340

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    Very nice revolver. Good score
     
  10. ApacheCoTodd

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    What a great light woods-gun.
    Good buy.

    Todd.
     
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    Loved my early 971. Scary accurate for a cheap revolver. Wish I still had it. Good score.
     
  13. Jeb Stuart

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    Congrats to the OP. A really nice gun for sure. I have a Rossi 32 long and it is just a wonderful shooter. I was given the gun by a friend whose father had passed away and it appeared like he never shot it. I was surprised at the very nice quality.
     
  14. bannockburn

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    laylow

    I had a Model 88, the adjustable rear sight version, also imported many years ago by Interarms. With a 3" barrel and stainless steel construction it made for a great backwoods Kit Gun.
     
  15. RevolvingGarbage

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    I have it's cousin in blue with an inch less barrel. Its one of my favorites for carry.

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    If I could trade it for a stainless version like yours, I would have to really think about it. I love the blue finish but the durability of stainless is hard to beat.
     
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  16. laylow

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    That blue version looks great
     
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    I had a Rossi M68 about 30 years ago. Within a box or two of shells, it started misfiring. The firing pin had cracked. I got one for a S&W and put it in. It was an ok gun after that.
     
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  18. laylow

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    I've already sourced parts in case that happens. When I get back in town I'm going to put a few hundred through it and see what happens.
     
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  19. mnrivrat

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    I Think the Interarms Rossi revolvers were good guns. I had three of their M720's in .44 Spl. I have been downsizing and sold two of them off. Will keep the last one until the end. I had two of their M971's and should have kept one , but the M720 completes any need I have now.
     
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  20. mokin

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    Those are pretty. Thanks for posting.
     
  21. 1911junkee

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    What a sweet Gat! Most folks don't know what a quality gun the Interarms Rossi's are. As far as parts, many Smith parts are interchangeable, such as the firing pins. Back in the Bangor-Punta days, S & W, Rossi, and Taurus were all under the same umbrella and traded tech, parts, etc..

    Here are a couple pix of one of my favorite revolvers, the Model 851 Amadeo Rossi in .38 Spl.. They modeled it after the Colt Diamondback, so the story goes. Innards are identical to that of the Smith. One of the most accurate and reliable pieces I have ever owned!

    Congrats on the new revolver!

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  22. Tallball

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    Yeah, the Rossis and Smiths weren't that different. I adore my Rossi 720. When the hammer nose firing pin broke, it only took some very minor adjustments to make a Model 10 version work perfectly.
     
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  23. MedWheeler

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    I would carry that. Great trail/hiking gun, with best barrel length available for that. I have a beater 68 (blued version) that locks up nice and tight. Enjoy it!
     
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  24. mnrivrat

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    You can check for parts to fit your Rossi at : www.mmgunsmith.com
    Mike used to work for Rossi I believe and has a stock of Rossi parts .
     
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