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golfish 08-06-2018 2:12 PM

Rossi R92's are making a come back
 
I read on a couple forums that Braztech has already sent out new stock. They're only making 20" SS round barrels for now, .357 and 44. GB has a few listed, price should be 504.00 + or - and it looks like sellers are trying to get a premium for them. Ymmv

Spyder 08-06-2018 2:27 PM

One popped up on davidsons a week or so ago and was sold before I could grab it. I hope they show up for reasonable prices again!

elSquid 08-06-2018 2:48 PM

Im still kicking myself for not buying when they were everywhere, always put it off.

So, my ( limited ) understanding was that the shortage was the result of Taurus consolidating manufacturing for these rifles.

Curious about the quality of these new ones...

Michael

golfish 08-06-2018 5:15 PM

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Originally Posted by elSquid (Post 21967022)

Curious about the quality of these new ones...

Michael

Me too, look what happened when Marlin moved. The Rossi's where already a little iffy. I read that they got rid of the hammer safety and the guns msrp was less than the last production.

elSquid 08-06-2018 8:50 PM

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Originally Posted by golfish (Post 21967559)
Me too, look what happened when Marlin moved. The Rossi's where already a little iffy. I read that they got rid of the hammer safety and the guns msrp was less than the last production.

Did they replace the hammer safety with another manual safety?

Michael

golfish 08-06-2018 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by elSquid (Post 21968451)
Did they replace the hammer safety with another manual safety?

Michael

Not that I know of. I read they just deleted the hammer safety but they still have that silly cheap looking bolt safety.

SkyHawk 08-06-2018 9:38 PM

Darn, I want a ~20” octagonal 357.

Sutcliffe 08-07-2018 5:05 AM

I have one
 
Been trying to pick up another in .357, but they are rare as hens teeth.

200Apples 08-07-2018 8:06 AM

I was able to snag two of blued 16" .357 3.5 years ago. I purchased the second one right after my son nearly absconded with the first one. :laugh: I purchased the second, coincidentally, on the occasion of his 25th birthday. He still compliments that little carbine (and plinks with it in the Rockies where he is currently working).

While I am always interested in another 16" .357, I'd also like to acquire a 20" stainless .44. Thanks for the heads up!

:thumbsup:

green grunt 08-07-2018 1:30 PM

Been looking also for a Rossi 16" 357mag...very hard to find , so I got a Winchester 1873... nice....but still want a 16" Rossi....I'll keep looking :)

BennyAdeline 08-08-2018 2:04 PM

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Originally Posted by green grunt (Post 21970579)
Been looking also for a Rossi 16" 357mag...very hard to find , so I got a Winchester 1873... nice....but still want a 16" Rossi....I'll keep looking :)

I got real lucky and scored a 16 inch puma, pre Taurus, no safety a few months ago. Cheap too. I was stoked.

Air 08-08-2018 3:00 PM

I had no idea they were hard to come by. I bought mine (357, blued, round barrel) 2 or 3 years ago. I've toyed with the idea of getting a Winchester '73 and selling the Rossi, but the darn thing shoots and functions so well, I can't rationalize it. It's a great little rifle.

Calif Hunter 08-08-2018 4:28 PM

I have a .45 Colt pre-safety and a .44 which I picked up when Big 5 was closing them out. Both blued 20-inch barrels They are fun little guns. I just ignore the little safety switch on the bolt. I usually run .44 SPL level loads in magnum cases in the .44 and standard .45 Colt loads in the .45. I have had no problems with either one. I like using the coated bullets in them, usually a RNFP or TC style for smooth feeding, though I haven't had any issues with SWC.

Mystery_Milk 08-08-2018 4:34 PM

I'm interested in getting a 16" barrel one in 357 mag. The extra 4" barrel length makes it noticeably longer and doesn't do much for velocity with pistol calibers.

I'll settle for a 44 mag or 45 Colt if a must. :chris:

orangeusa 08-08-2018 4:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyHawk (Post 21968614)
Darn, I want a ~20 octagonal 357.

Henry rules.

TMB 1 08-08-2018 5:38 PM

I wouldn't mind having a SS Rossi 92 357 mag as long as it not shiny.

Mojaveman 08-08-2018 7:37 PM

Had a blue 20" Rossi '92 in .357 and really liked it. It looked great and was very well made. Traded it for a nice used Winchester '94 in .30-30 which was what I really wanted after they quit making them in '06.

Elgindy25 08-09-2018 8:28 PM

Dgm in san diego had one in 45 colt w 20 barrel
 
I saw one in discount gun mart in san diego for $525 in .45 colt w 20 barrel. Wasnt sure if that was a good price or no for it. It was new

SkyHawk 08-09-2018 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by orangeusa (Post 21975404)
Henry rules.

Not with that fugly rubber buttpad. I like the color case hardnened Big Boy and would contemplate one in 357 or 45LC, but with that freakin buttpad it is a non starter. I seriously have no idea WTH they are thinking.

Nick Adams 08-09-2018 10:16 PM

I overpaid for a 16inch .357 when they just weren't around a couple years ago. $600 used. It was worth every penny. Most fun rifle I own. Lucky mine eats any ammo .38 or .357, no hiccups. Though my thumb might be bloody after loading it a bunch.

SkyHawk 08-09-2018 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Nick Adams (Post 21980650)
I overpaid for a 16inch .357 when they just weren't around a couple years ago. $600 used. It was worth every penny. Most fun rifle I own. Lucky mine eats any ammo .38 or .357, no hiccups. Though my thumb might be bloody after loading it a bunch.

I took mine apart and slicked up the action and also broke the sharp edges around the loading port. Makes a big difference.

Nick Adams 08-09-2018 10:23 PM

And I keep it loaded by my bedside as my home defense gun. 16 inch is small enough to be maneuverable. 357 packs a punch.

Nick Adams 08-09-2018 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyHawk (Post 21980655)
I took mine apart and slicked up the action and also broke the sharp edges around the loading port. Makes a big difference.

Did you re-blue the edges? That's my issue?

lightcav 08-09-2018 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkyHawk (Post 21980646)
Not with that fugly rubber buttpad. I like the color case hardnened Big Boy and would contemplate one in 357 or 45LC, but with that freakin buttpad it is a non starter. I seriously have no idea WTH they are thinking.

The new Henry's are just to farby for me to want one. I'll take a blued, case hardened 20" Win '92 or '73 clone in .357.

SkyHawk 08-09-2018 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Adams (Post 21980669)
Did you re-blue the edges? That's my issue?

Yes, cold blue.

SkyHawk 08-09-2018 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by lightcav (Post 21980676)
The new Henry's are just to farby for me to want one. I'll take a blued, case hardened 20" Win '92 or '73 clone in .357.

Yeah, the Henry looks do throw me off.

lightcav 08-09-2018 10:38 PM

I think I'd rather have a tacted out azzedup mossberg lever clone in .30-30 than a "Henry". Basically a 7.62x39 lever gun but the ammo is 4x more expensive.

plumbum 08-09-2018 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by lightcav (Post 21980701)
I think I'd rather have a tacted out azzdup mossberg lever clone in .30-30 than a "Henry". Basically a 7.62x39 lever gun but the ammo is 4x more expensive.

I have long thought that a .30-30 is one of the best off-radar goblin poppers.

NPFreedom 08-09-2018 11:06 PM

Awesome, been eyeing these for a long time.

xxINKxx 08-09-2018 11:47 PM

Ya they were hard to find and I always wanted a rossi. Always heard they had their quirks, or ran flawless. Never found any in stock so i bought a Henry and man after 1 shooting trip I did not like it because of the tube fed and having to deal with that nonsense every time your out.

A good running R92 in .357/38 with the side loading gate is what i want.

Davidsons has them all listed in each caliber with the different color finishes. But all say "out of stock" as of right now...hope they are decent.

desertrider 08-10-2018 4:14 AM

Good to hear that the R92 will be available again. I bought mine at Big 5 back in '13 right before the supply dried up, wish I had bought two of 'em. Definitely a favorite plinker of mine. The wife and I bicker about who gets to spend more time with it.:D

I'm a little iffy about the prospects of buying a new one knowing that the manufacturing facility is moving/consolidating/retooling (any of these). I want to wait a while after availability to see if any reports about reliability or accuracy start making the rounds on the web.

Do still want though.

condor 08-10-2018 8:02 AM

I don't understand why everyone has the 'hots' for a Rossi 92, or any lever for that matter, in 357 just so they can go plinking on the cheap. I do have a R92 SS 16" in 454 Casull that sits by the bedside, but if I want to go plinking on the cheap I have plenty of 22's.... IMHO...

desertrider 08-10-2018 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by condor (Post 21981400)
I don't understand why everyone has the 'hots' for a Rossi 92, or any lever for that matter, in 357 just so they can go plinking on the cheap. I do have a R92 SS 16" in 454 Casull that sits by the bedside, but if I want to go plinking on the cheap I have plenty of 22's.... IMHO...

Variety. I really enjoy plinking with .22's, but also enjoy shooting steel with PCC's and handguns.

As far as lever shooting goes, I think there's a degree of skill needed to stay on target with a lever for rapid follow up shots more so than there is for a semi auto or pump action .22.

I shoot a lot more .38 than I do .357 with my R92. I've got a .44mag lever that sees range time also.

Spyder 08-10-2018 11:24 AM

I dont understand why someone would want a 454 lever by their bedside. The stainless will glare and give away your position and you don't get the satisfying sound of a bolt slamming home that scares intruders away without firing a shot. 🧐

condor 08-10-2018 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyder (Post 21982155)
I dont understand why someone would want a 454 lever by their bedside. The stainless will glare and give away your position and you don't get the satisfying sound of a bolt slamming home that scares intruders away without firing a shot. 🧐

Ahh?? OK???

Calif Hunter 08-10-2018 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by condor (Post 21981400)
I don't understand why everyone has the 'hots' for a Rossi 92, or any lever for that matter, in 357 just so they can go plinking on the cheap. I do have a R92 SS 16" in 454 Casull that sits by the bedside, but if I want to go plinking on the cheap I have plenty of 22's.... IMHO...

Simply put - it is fun. I don't have one in .38/.357 but have one in .44 and one in .45. It is a lot of fun to plink at metal with a big, slow moving round that doesn't kick like a mule. That's why I load .44 mag to .44 spl level and my .45 to lower level loads. The same reason I enjoy shooting my M-1 Carbine. I reload for all of them and it keeps the price down. I have .45-70 and .300 Wthby if I want to get more of a kick out of shooting.

200Apples 08-10-2018 1:04 PM

Quote:

I don't understand why everyone has the 'hots' for a Rossi 92 [in .357]

That's because YOU HAVEN'T SHOT ONE. :D

:thumbsup:

Erik_J 08-10-2018 1:49 PM

^^^ yup. Most fun gun I own.

golfish 08-10-2018 4:22 PM

I don't understand why some one would buy a lever gun in 454....but then I haven't tried it.

k1dude 08-10-2018 5:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by condor (Post 21981400)
I don't understand why everyone has the 'hots' for a Rossi 92, or any lever for that matter, in 357 just so they can go plinking on the cheap. ... if I want to go plinking on the cheap I have plenty of 22's.... IMHO...

I don't understand why anyone has the hots for plinking with a 22 when you can go plinking on the cheap with a pellet gun. :facepalm:

You sound like a liberal that claims no one needs a gun. :facepalm:

:facepalm:


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