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Rossi Ranch Hand

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by glockdriver, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. glockdriver

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    anyone seen a picture of the left side of the new Ranch Hand ,does it have a saddle ring? I was thinking of something like the holster made for the "JB Custom "Mares Leg"
     
  2. ElToro

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    yes it does.
    according to the advertsiment i saw (this months inside cover of American Rifleman)
    whats cooler. the hat, the jacket , the belt ( with 45.70 ammo ha ha) or the rifle. i like the slightly curved buttplate the rossi appears to be flat.
    stevemcq.jpg
     
  3. BamAlmighty

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    it's too bad it doesn't come in .460 or .500.

    I'd pick one up just to add on to the collection.
     
  4. MCgunner

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    Kinda worthless, but I do remember the TV show. I was thinkin' if you could contort to fire that thing from the shoulder somehow and keep hour nose in place, it WOULD fit in motorcycle saddle bags. :D
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    In Canada, which does not have stupid limits on barrel lengths, some people have said they will buy one and fit a full-size buttstock to it.
     
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    Hmmmmn . . . and my Canadian friends were gloating over this, too.
     
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    I'm a sucker for the unusual. I'll get one as soon as they arrive at the dealers.
    .357 because I don't reload 45 Colt or 44 Mag.
     
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    I almost hate to admit it, but I'll buy a "Ranch Hand" too, in .44mag.

    ...Unless the fit and finish looks painfully like a Daisy bb gun (like the Mossberg 464).

    Les
     
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    If accurate enough, I think it would be cool to do some deer hunting with a .44 mag Ranch Hand. Every deer I've taken around here was within 25 yards, so I think it might be possible.
     
  11. ElToro

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    too bad not being made by marlin or winchester
     
  12. seanie!

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    I'm jumping on the Ranch Hand bandwagon as soon as I can get my hands on one in .357mag. I've been in love with the idea of owning a Mare's Leg for a long time, and thank god someone's finally producing one for under a grand.
     
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    I saw this too in AR I would love to know how they got the ATF to call it a pistol.
     
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    We've got some pretty stupid gun laws just like most places ( seems no one country has a monopoly on stupid when it comes to guns!)
    But for non semi auto's there are no barrel restrictions if it is a factory produced barrel.
    We can't shorten a barrel on a non semi less then 18 inches but we can buy factory guns with shorter barrels no problem.....
    In other words the "man" won't let me cut down an 870 barrel to less then 18 inches but he doesn't have a problem with me buying an 870 with a factory produced 12.5" barrel!
    Makes no sense but these laws are hangovers from the past when I guess people where chopping barrels and using the guns for criminal activities.
    I will be getting a Ranch Hand if they actually show up and I will swap stocks depending on how I feel with one of my other puma's.
     
  15. Quiet

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    I want one, just because they used one in the TV series "Firefly".
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    The receiver never had a shoulder stock attached.
    The short stock qualifies as a "pistol grip" and can not be used as a shoulder stock.
    The large lever loop allows one hand manipulation of the action.
    Therefore, it's a handgun. ;)


    18 USC 921
    (a) As used in this chapter—
    (29) The term “handgun” means—
    (A) a firearm which has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand; and
    (B) any combination of parts from which a firearm described in subparagraph (A) can be assembled.
     
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    For the viewing pleasure of all you Steve Mcqueen wanna be's.......:D
     
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    Originally Posted by kd7nqb:
    I saw this too in AR I would love to know how they got the ATF to call it a pistol.


    The same way Remington, Weatherby and Savage made pistols out of their rifle actions. By never assembling them with a barrel over 14" nor a buttstock.
     
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    Oddly enough, the concept harkens back to the original Volcanic pistols.
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, the "spin cock" usually just results in a loaded cartridge falling to the ground. Chuck Connor's guns in The Rifleman actually had a special modification that prevented the loaded cartridge from falling out of the action during the spin.

    So can it really be operated with one hand?
     
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    You mean John Wayne didn't shoot them one handed in "True Grit"? :what: (rifles)

    Movie lore? :confused:

    My 30-30 has a standard lever. The action is stiff enough to not really want to try it. :eek: not sure my fingers would like it.
     
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    I have never done a full spin, but I could operate my old room mate's .22 lever action one handed. More of a jerk motion to get it forward and a jerk motion to get it back. Doubt I could do it with anything heavier though.
    Not sure how this gun works. Never seen one aside from in the movies.
     
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    Well if ya'll wanna chip in and buy me one when they hit the market, I'll master the spin cock and give a full report. :D
     
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    Personally, I plan to buy one myself and decide if it works one-handed, before govco decides it doesn't.

    Les
     
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    I am not sure that I have ever seen a more stupid or useless gun........I can't wait to buy one! I am already torn as to which caliber to get. I have already heard the argument from some about the practicality of the weapon, my thoughts are if a gun looks that cool, it has absolutely no reason to be practical!:neener:
     
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    Hey, my wife saw a photo of this gun and said, "I want one of those." She owns a gun, and shoots occasionally, but she has never looked at a gun and said this. My buddy's wife said the same thing when she saw it. I'm thinking Rossi may have a bigger market than they thought for this rifle, er, handgun. Do you think they'll put out a pink stock version? :cool:
     
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