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    1982 Rossi .357 M-92

    Hi,

    New guy here. I purchased my Rossi M-92 .357 lever action on Aug 23, 1982. At that time I paid $129.00 for it. It has less than 50 rounds fired through it, mostly it's been a safe queen. I have the original receipt & instruction book. The barrel band has turned "plum" color, but the rest is in nice shape (with a few small scratches). No box (lost over the years).

    I was wondering what the value would be and is it identical to the newer ones out there. S/N is KC23XXX.

    Thanks,

    John

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    I'll bet that it doesn't have a lawyer safety installed on top of the bolt. Only a half cock safety. That's a plus. I've seen these guns new, retail for $390 and up. Yours sounds like a nice rifle!

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    It does sound like a nice rifle. But make sure not to sell it! I sold my Winchester '94 in .357, and wished I never had. I bought it NIB for about $300 on a closeout, and then what happens? FN or whoever shuts down the old factory and they stop making it. Now if I want one it costs at least $100 more on GunBroker, and way more than that if I want one of the new Japanese '94s...
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    Mine is about a 1987 purchase and doesn't have the lawyer safety. I'm just going to guess you could get 300 easy, perhaps 350. It's just a guess, though. I gave 197 for mine from a LGS at the time. They MSRP for around 600 or something now? I take mine a lot traveling, have used it for a truck gun, but only shot one deer with it in all that time. I like it, though, because I can hunt small game to large with a simple change of sight elevation and ammo. One gun, two boxes of ammo, and I'm ready for hogs or squirrels.
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    I'd pay $300 for it, maybe even $350.
    I've got the newer M-92 but would love the older version.

    I haven't seen any 38/357 lever action rifles in my local gun shops in a long while...or even that much on GunBroker.
    What I have noticed is an increase of 30-30's and 45 LC's.

    Are the Cowboy Action shooting crowd buying them up since the cost of 45 LC is getting even more expensive?

    Or is Rossi/Taurus more focused on the Judge series and Ranch Hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melloyello View Post
    I'd pay $300 for it, maybe even $350.
    I've got the newer M-92 but would love the older version.

    I haven't seen any 38/357 lever action rifles in my local gun shops in a long while...or even that much on GunBroker.
    What I have noticed is an increase of 30-30's and 45 LC's.

    Are the Cowboy Action shooting crowd buying them up since the cost of 45 LC is getting even more expensive?

    Or is Rossi/Taurus more focused on the Judge series and Ranch Hand?
    I keep hearing the later ones are made much better. Can anyone verify?

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    I wouldn't sell one off, any lever 357 in good condition for under $400. A high capacity lever gun was the first assault rifle. If Obama and his thugs have their way, it may look pretty heavy duty once again!
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    Welcome to the forum, First Sergeant, and thank you for your career of military service!

    And...congratulations on your acquisition of a fine, "low-mileage, one-owner, cream-puff" of a rifle!

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    And a hearty TaurusArmed.net welcome to SmithWells, too!

    I recommend that both of you drop over to the new member section and formerly introduce yourselves to our forum members.

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    When ya selling that baby? Contact me when you do!!! Top of my "buy" list. (right now at least haha).

 

 
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