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rossi 38 special

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by James T., Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. James T.

    James T. Member

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    What does everyone think of the rossi 38 special. My wifes great grandfather gave her the pistol. It seems to be a solid little gun. It aint as accurate as i would like but, its a smooth trigger and not much to handle. Is it a keeper or should she get rid of it. There is no sentimental feelings in this gun. It was just a simple gift.
     
  2. Mad Magyar

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    James T., the Rossi .38sp (Brazilian) in a snub-nose was my first gun purchase after I left the service many, many years ago. It shot well for a short-barrel and I kept it for some 30 years....Sold it to my regret...
    Hope you enjoy yours regardless of barrel length...If you get a chance, a pic would be nostalgic for me....:)
     
  3. Thirties

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    James, it is a keeper.

    I bought a used Rossi model 68 2" snub last month. Very accurate, but a DA trigger that is not as smooth as I'd like. Relatively inexpensive, it is a S&W model 36 clone or copy. Rossi is now owned by another Brazilian gun maker: Taurus.

    Here is a relevant thread in the revolver section of THR . . .

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=244958
     
  4. ojibweindian

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    I've a Rossi M88, a snubby .38 Special. Pretty accurate, but has a hard-to-manage DA trigger.

    I carry it when I'm not in the mood to carry my 1911.
     
  5. James T.

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    I think i am going to keep it now use it as my second care thanks
     
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    My wife CCW's a stainless, 2" square butt Rossi M-88 everyday; and she
    won't even think 'bout swapping it too me for a very nice S&W snubby.:uhoh:
     
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    Keep it! It works and does have some meaning.
     
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    I have two, one stainless.
    Don't see anything wrong with them.:)
     
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    I love mine. It has had trigger work which sounds like that was a good idea. Keep it clean and it will be reliable.
     
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