I have a model 62 gallery (the short carbine) and I've had it for about 25 years, actually a Rossi. I killed about 35-40 prairie dogs with it the first time I took it out. Never a moments problem, my oldest son did lose the plunger tube and I had to replace it. To keep the gun from shooting high, I had to completely remove the elevator tab.
If the above post about that many pasture poodles is hard to believe, it was in a 3 year old P. dog town that the doggies had never been shot at, and I was on a 4-wheeler shooting most at about 60 feet or less. The next day the survivors were a lot smarter.