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    find the rossi owners

    OMG what r there, a whole 7 rossi owners on this forum. It would really suck if we owned 7 different models, wouldn't it. We gotta find more shleps than us if we're gonna do some comparisons! Let's advertise!
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    Re: find the rossi owners

    There's a bunch of them out there. They are pretty good guns for the money.

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    Re: find the rossi owners

    Mine went bang pretty straight for about 150 rounds till the pin broke . It's fixed now and I'll b headin out to range soon to check it out. I like the feel of it and the way it shoots. I just hope it stayz that way . I'll leave the +p's for just self defense from now on and use just wadcutters at range. I think it was just too many +P's. So what kind ya got SmoothOne? Got a pic? I have one in General Gallery (it went to wrong gallery 4 some reason)
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    Re: find the rossi owners

    I've got 3 of them a 461, 971 and a 588 (I think that's the # 1 22 lr) The last 2 are Interarms guns. I've gotten good service out of all of them. I'm going to post some pics in the next few days. I've got a custom holster comming it should arrive Wed or Thu next week for the 461. I'll take some photos when it arrives. I just really like the feel of the 461. I think once you get that thing fixed you'll like it real well too.


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    Re: find the rossi owners

    I just checked the number on the .22LR. It's a 518. Sometimes I'm not too good with model numbers. It came with 2 sets of grips. Ive got the wood ones on it now. It's also got a set of black rubber grips.


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    Re: find the rossi owners

    I like the Compacs from Pachmayr, what I have on my M511 Sportsman. Boy, that little thing is accurate and has a fantastic SA trigger. The DA trigger is about the worst I've ever felt, LOL, but I use it DA for practice figuring if I can hit with it, my Taurus defense revolvers will be a piece of cake. A kit gun is fired 99 percent single action, though, and this is NOT a defensive caliber, after all, so the rough DA doesn't really bother me.

    Hey, this is a fairly new board and I'm sure the word hasn't gotten out to Rossi owners. I get tired of Rossis being trashed on other boards. They are very well made guns for the money and will last the life of the owner unless you're one of those guys that put 100K a year through your gun and, heck, a 686 Smith ain't gonna handle THAT too long. LOL! I HAVE had firing pin issues with a M971 in the past. Got it back from Interarms (back in the early 90s) and it broke again on the first range trip. So, I took it to a good gunsmith and he says "It needs proper fitting" and I guess he was right, because I never had a problem with it again in a coujple thousand rounds after he fixed it. But, this can be an issue with Rossis and the only issue I know about with the guns. I've talked to one other guy that had a firing pin problem with a 971 from that era, so I know it wasn't just isolated to mine. I sorta prefer the floating firing pins of my Taurus revolvers, but still own a M68 that's never done anything, but shoot every time and put 'em real close together. Of 6 Rossi revolvers I've owned, it's the most well fit and finished. I bought it in 1981 for my step dad (to get the M10 Smith away from him that had been my grandpas, he wanted a gun for the house). It has been a straight shooting, reliable little revolver ever since. I like the 3" barrel, too, adds barrel length (sight radius) and I shoot it better than the M88 2" I had or my M85UL I have now with a 2" barrel. However, I carry the M85 mostly, lighter, fits in a pocket, and it's not inaccurate after all.

    Here's my 511 with the Pachmayr. This one ALWAYS goes to the range with me. I have no idea how many thousands of rounds it's fired. I have to buy a 550 pack of Federal Lightening every couple of months, I know that and most of 'em are fired in this gun.

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    Re: find the rossi owners

    Oh, btw, the 518 succeeded the 511. I got my 511 mid 80s. The 518s were available early 90s IIRC.
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    Re: find the rossi owners

    I got a 461 for $150..used..awesome gun.I hate to say"for the money"because it's an awesome gun for twicw that price.I know 3 other guys who have rossi's....all 4" 357's.
    I saw a really old one at a local shop on monday...a 4" 357 in nickel.It had a real thin rear fixed sight,and a small wood grip.I almost bought it,it was like $149...I may go back and check it out again after I see how big my next paycheck is.

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    Re: find the rossi owners

    I paid about 100 bucks for this brand new in 1981. It's got the "thin rear sight", but you can adjust it for windage, though I didn't have to. It's got little tiny screws on either side of the sight notch that, I think, can be used to adjust for windage. It's a 3" M68. I put Ajax pearlite grips on it which the pic doesn't do justice for. They're quite pretty if you like mother of pearl and a lot tougher than the real stuff.

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    M66 3" blue M68 3"
    M66 4" Nickel M92 Carbine in .357 Mag
    M605 Poly Protector
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    Re: find the rossi owners

    Native T:that looks like it...do you like it?and how will it stand up to a fair amount of shooting?Not weekly,but I'd like to use it in IDPA,so not super hot loads either.Mostly Winclean 38 spl 125gr.
    thanks...as always I'm sucker for cheaply priced guns...

 

 
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