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Rossi M 92

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RWMC, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. RWMC

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    Is Rossi's still manufacturing and importing into the United States they're fine M 92 Lever action rifle's and carbines? I bought one earlier last year ( A 20 inch round barrel carbine chambered in 45 colt, made by Tauras for Rossi ) but I have not seen anyone having them for sale recently, except for GunBroker. Have they ridden-off into the sunset for good?
     
  2. Babarsac

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    The way I understand it Rossi had to move production location then get tooled up. Rifles are starting to show up bit by bit. One of my local shops got a batch of 38/357 rifles and I snagged one. When they do show up for an internet based distributor they go quick.
     
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  3. Jessesky

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    I have one, they stopped production completely in a variety of cartridges like 480 and 454. I bought two 454’s at my gun shop when I heard they stopped and was able to sell one to pay for both since the market demand shot up.
     
  4. troy fairweather

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    i like the little 92s i would love one in 454. i saw a ad on them in a recent gun magazine.
     
  5. If1HitU

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    I have a Rossi 92 .38/357 stainless barrel bought it new a couple months ago.
     
  6. Mosin Bubba

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    I'm very encouraged by these reports of the Rossis coming back. I've been looking, and it's been all quiet on the western front for 3 or 4 years now. Not a single gun in stores and I haven't seen a new one online for at least a year.

    If they ever do show up, I am snapping up a 16" 357 as quickly as possible. IMO, they're the best PCC lever actions on the market this side of Browning, and absence does make the heart grow fonder. I had asked myself "if the Rossi 92s are really gone for good, how much would I be willing to pay for a used one?", and after thinking about it, it was a pretty stupid number.
     
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  7. gotboostvr

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    My local Walmart has a couple actually.

    Love my 16" SS 44Mag. It's put plenty of venison in my freezer. I could see myself with a case hardened 24" octagonal barreled 357 to set up with vernier type sights.
     
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  8. Sarge7402

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    Had a 357 some years back and wish I'd never sold it . LGS has a trapper in 45 colt and it now resides where the 357 did
     
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  9. Speedo66

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    I think the Rossi's are quite a bargain, sometimes a little rough around the edges, but they're not over a thousand dollars either. Good working field gun at half the price.

    I understand the new ones are being made in a different factory, and marked differently.
     
  10. Tommygunn

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    I'd be interested in seeing a new one. I have a 92R in .45 Colt I bought a few years back. As you say, it's a bit rough, but a nice carbine. I have a Browning 92 in .44 Magnum that was made in the late 1980s by Miroku for Browning that is very nice, and the receiver is truer to original Winchester 1892s than Rossis. The Miroku 92s are truly excellent (albeit certainly expensive as some here know!) .
    But the Rossis are serviceable guns and I'm proud to own mine.
     
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  11. midland man

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    I bought a new rossi 92 back last year its a 45 colt 16in barrel stainless steel wood stock and it shoots great and looks gorgeous!
     
  12. d'zaster

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    Sure hope the quality/fit-finish will be better. Oh and customer service too. My experience with my 1 and only Rossi (M92 purchased ~5 years back) was quite bad.
     
  13. ColtPythonElite

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    I bought a new stainless 16" .357 three or four years ago. Fit and finish on it is very good. It is pretty darn accurate, too.
     
  14. captain awesome

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    I have been wanting a 92 in 454 casull for quite a while but refuse to pay asking prices for the used ones right now. I hope they bring the 454 back so I can get one for what they are actually worth. For those that pay upwards of 1k for the Rossi 92s in 44 or 357...take a good hard look at used Brownings and Winchesters. Particularly the Brownings (no rebounding hammer). I bought a 44 mag Browning 92 recently; used in fantastic shape for less than 1k. I have no doubt it is a far better made rifle than the Rossi could ever hope to be. Not dissing the Rossi, priced where they should be they are awesome. Great value. But, dont get caught up in paying too much because of scarcity.
     
  15. ZGunner

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    What are the 454s going for now? All the prices I see online from retailers are just over $500 but all show out of stock. 4 years ago i paid $500 OTD with a box of ammo and would gladly pay it again for the use I've gotten out of it. Easily my most versatile rifle and one of the most fun to shoot (after modifying the hammer to clear the bolt and smoothing the action with 2000 grit paper).
     
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    Have to admit I loved mine in 480ruger back in the day. Accuracy sucked though. I could shoot My raging bull in same cartridge way better and that’s kinda scary. But it sure was fun to pull the trigger on those 400g gold dots
     
  17. Tommygunn

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    I seem to recall something about the .454 being discontinued due to being insufficiently strong for the round. I would definatly research this before buying one!
     
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  18. Speedo66

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    I'm surprised, Rossi's are known for their accuracy, and mine in .357 is extremely accurate.
     
  19. D.B. Cooper

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    I have one of the early Model 92s (1970s era. Pre lawyer safety. Pre "Puma) in 357 and it's incredibly accurate with downloaded handloads.
     
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