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Old 12-03-2012, 10:16 AM
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Default Puma 357 Carbine

Ooops it's a ROSSI not Puma...Got tired of looking for a Marlin .357 lever. Stumbled accross a Rossi .357 Shorty Carbine with the big lever. WOW this think is just sweet! I get it outta jail in 8 more Days!
Anyone got one?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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My friend purchased one of these for $350. It had about 5000 rounds through it and was used in competitions. It is a great rifle and functions flawlessly
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Old 12-03-2012, 1:19 PM
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I have one replete with the Puma head on the receiver. Mine is a 1989 gun and at that time was called the "92SRS" model.

With a 16" barrel it is a fun gun to shoot so long as the ranges are reasonable. I shoot my own reloads and RNFP or hollowpoints load better than others; SWC, due to the shoulder on the bullet, are the worst when it comes to feeding. Mine shoots 357's well but .38 Specials can be somewhat problematic when loading. This is due to the shorter case, I believe.

Enjoy your new carbine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 8:24 PM
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I have the Rossi/puma in .357 and it feeds .38's perfectly. If you end up getting the rifle, be sure to buy the "Lee'sgunslinger" spring kit for it (got mine from brownell's). Some rossis are rough out of the box but can easily be "slicked up" at home.
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Good info. The DVD is worth getting. http://www.stevesgunz.com/
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I have one in .454 casull. They are nice little guns.
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Old 12-12-2012, 9:49 AM
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OMG! This thing is sweet! I'm off to Ariz this weekend with it and a bucket of .357 ammo!
The action is smoother than any of my Marlins and is lighter than my Marlin .357 with the 16" ported barrel. I like this one better.
Great now I NEED one in .45 colt cuz I got four or five shoe boxes of .45 colt brass waiting to be reloaded also....

So whats the saddle ring for? Do I need a horse to attach to it? Can I put it in a leather scabbard accross my motorcycle handlebars ???

BTW it says made by Taurus.

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Glad your enjoying it, I sure love mine! I just recently refinished the stock with Tru-oil and armorall, the thing is stunning! will post pictures soon.
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I have one in 357 stainless 18 inch. She is a cute lil rifle. I often use it for new shooters or at the 100 yard tin can range. Remember there are a set of mount screws under the rear sight if you ever decide to scout scope it

I don't regret the purchase. It always brings a smile to my face. It feed both 38 and 357 with no issues or recoil.
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Old 12-13-2012, 9:16 PM
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Glad your enjoying it, I sure love mine! I just recently refinished the stock with Tru-oil and armorall, the thing is stunning! will post pictures soon.


So far:
Lee's Gunslinger spring kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gx7-k8W2eA

Woodstock's amazing stock finish: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=331108

minor polishing of contact surfaces: http://marauder.homestead.com/files/Rossitune.htm

Next:
Skinner barrel mount sights (the stock buckhorn sights suck....but that's just me):
http://www.skinnersights.com/rossi_firearms_23.html

Custom lever and lever wrap From muleman:http://www.mulemangunworks.com/mule-...custom-levers/

Leather gunstock cover: http://gunstockcover.com/
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Old 12-14-2012, 7:11 AM
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The "saddle ring" is for a leather sling worn by cavalry troopers that a carbine would be clipped to and carried while mounted. Cavalry never carried lever action 92s so it was a marketing ploy by Winchester way back when and copied faithfully by Rossi.
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