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    Angry New rossi 92 and a problem

    My wife got me a new Rossi 92 45 colt for fathers day and i opened it up today and proceeded to look it over and i saw a little rust around the back where the but stock attached to the receiver . I took the forearm and butstock off and there is rust and small pits on the magazine tube and on the receiver where the wood touch's the receiver also rust and small pits on the metal under where the butstock is attached . Needless to say i was a very disappointed with the rust especially considering the rest of the gun seem very well put together and well finished . Is this a common problem with Rossi rifles ?

    My main question is what do you guys think i should do send it to Rossi for warranty service or return it to the gun shop where my wife and i got it and get them to return it to the distributor ? It is the only gun shop in town and the old guy that runs it is a cranky old coot i mean really cranky lol .So i am wondering if it would be better just to send it in to Rossi . Will Rossi even fix a problem like this ? With the wood on the gun the only rust you can see is around the rear tang and only if you look close . Or should i just not worry about it i don't think it will affect the function of the gun i just don't like having something my wife just paid $500 bucks for come in pre rusted

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlpro View Post
    My wife got me a new Rossi 92 45 colt for fathers day and i opened it up today and proceeded to look it over and i saw a little rust around the back where the but stock attached to the receiver . I took the forearm and butstock off and there is rust and small pits on the magazine tube and on the receiver where the wood touch's the receiver also rust and small pits on the metal under where the butstock is attached . Needless to say i was a very disappointed with the rust especially considering the rest of the gun seem very well put together and well finished . Is this a common problem with Rossi rifles ?

    My main question is what do you guys think i should do send it to Rossi for warranty service or return it to the gun shop where my wife and i got it and get them to return it to the distributor ? It is the only gun shop in town and the old guy that runs it is a cranky old coot i mean really cranky lol .So i am wondering if it would be better just to send it in to Rossi . Will Rossi even fix a problem like this ? With the wood on the gun the only rust you can see is around the rear tang and only if you look close . Or should i just not worry about it i don't think it will affect the function of the gun i just don't like having something my wife just paid $500 bucks for come in pre rusted
    I have a Rossi 92 in 45 Colt, 20" octagon barrel, hard cased finish. Now my gun has been apart once since I got it and no rust scene any where. I use mine in cowboy action shooting with about 1/2 the group using Rossi also and I've never heard rust mentioned by any of them.

    As to the second part about sending it to Rossi. I suggest you call their customer service and ask them about it. Now if the will fix it under warranty then have them send you a pickup order which they will do the first year from the date of purchase new.

    I had to send mine back right out of the box due to it not feeding or ejecting properly. I got the rifle back with in 10 business days and it has been perfect ever since.
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    I took the spring and plastic follow out of the tube on my rifle awhile back. I was shocked at what appeared to be rust on the spring (covered) and lining the entire tube. It wasn't rust and didn't feel like any kind of lube to me. It wiped right off the spring and interior of the tube. I still don't know what that stuff was. No issues with my gun yet.

    If it were me, I think I'd go the route of the distributor, in spite of the old coot. Probably be faster and less hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    I took the spring and plastic follow out of the tube on my rifle awhile back. I was shocked at what appeared to be rust on the spring (covered) and lining the entire tube. It wasn't rust and didn't feel like any kind of lube to me. It wiped right off the spring and interior of the tube. I still don't know what that stuff was. No issues with my gun yet.

    If it were me, I think I'd go the route of the distributor, in spite of the old coot. Probably be faster and less hassle.
    Mine came loaded with lube similar that my Taurus guns did. I've since replaced the plastic follower with a metal one.
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    Well after inspecting the rifle more the barrel bands are rusty and quite pitted on the inside where they contacts the barrel and the i did not notice it at first because i was only looking for rusty metal but the forend is cracked very bad inside where it contacts the barrel their is even a chunk of wood missing i don't think it would survive firing with out breaking . so i tried taking it back to the shop and the old coot did not see a problem with me paying $550 for a gun with rust on it and cracked wood .

    So i called Rossi and talked to customer service a polite but not very friendly lady questioned me about the gun for 10 minutes and then said she is sending fed ex to pick up the rifle. So we will see how it goes from here i have been a happy Taurus and Rossi customer for along time and i have 6 Taurus hand guns and 3 other Rossi rifles this is the first bad one i have gotten .

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    Good luck on the process!

    Keep us posted on how it all works out for you.

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    The fed ex guy just left with the rifle .The box they sent for the rifle was for a pistol lol but i had the box my cmp m1 garand came in so i packed it in that and taped it up and its on its way now .

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    Good luck hope it comes back real nice.
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    It was probably sitting in a crate for a while. Not sure Rossi is responsible, more like a distributor or something. If they refinish it for you, that's above and beyond IMHO and well worth a kudus to them. Mine is 25 years old and very clean. The bluing on that gun is deep and lustrous. The wood is oil rubbed. I sometimes just sit around and admire the thing. It's a beautiful gun, but then, I have this thing for westerns and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    It was probably sitting in a crate for a while. Not sure Rossi is responsible, more like a distributor or something. If they refinish it for you, that's above and beyond IMHO and well worth a kudus to them. Mine is 25 years old and very clean. The bluing on that gun is deep and lustrous. The wood is oil rubbed. I sometimes just sit around and admire the thing. It's a beautiful gun, but then, I have this thing for westerns and such.
    Yea i would have preferred to get a replacement from the distributor but the ole coot at the only local shop didn't want to deal but i'm glad that Rossi was good on the phone and so far i'm happy with their service. Now he has lost my business and im a collector int he winter i buy about 1 gun a month the next closest town with gun shops is 95 miles away so i guess i will be going their . That is really sad that i would rather spend time and gas money driving nearly 100 miles to go someplace good and i will still be getting the guns cheaper sense the coot has upped his fees sense the other shop in town that sold guns closed a month ago .

 

 
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