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Rossi model 851: impressions?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by smartshooter.45, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. smartshooter.45

    smartshooter.45 Member

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    Im thinking of picking up a new Rossi 851 sight unseen. the price seems right. i like the look and finish. 38 special is adequate for me. just wondering if any of you longtime wheel gun guys have any experience with this model. dont want to waste my hard earned bucks. thanks.
     
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    no one has owned or shot one of these?
     
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    Not with that model, but I had an older Rossi .357 magnum

    I bought used about 15 years ago. Looked a little strange, but worked very well - locked up tight was very accurate and trouble free.
    Rossi revolvers internals are very similar to S&W's.
    I think you will like the gun.

    mark
     
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    thanks mark. buds has the model 851 for 295 shipping included. just seems like a too good a deal to pass up.
     
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    I have one that I like alot, its one of my favorites to shoot, and like the previous response, mine locks up tighter than many of my more expensive re
    volvers. I think you'll be happy with yours.

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    looks great in stainless. i havent picked it up yet, but i think i will within the week. thanks richie.
     
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    I have 9had) the blued Rossi .38 made by taurus
    Firing pin broke 2 times ...first time one about the 5 th shot
    the second time the 20th? shot....traded it off at a gun show.....u get what you pay for.
    I bought it at Academy for 229? I think
    Never buy another Rossi or Taurus Reolver.
    had good luck with Taurus Autos though
     
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    I have one (same as ritchie pictured above), 38 sp
    mine bought NIB long ago, before Taurus took over Rossi, so cannot know if that matters
    nice revolver, decent fit and finish, reliable, very accurate, decent SA trigger,
    DA trigger not on a par with my S&Ws, but better than a lot of stuff you see these days... good value, reminds me of some of the 'better' specific make/model Taurus revolvers

    I like it, it gets it's fair share of use
    hence would be inclined to reccomend
     
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