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    Did an action job on my Rossi 1892

    I bought the "Lee" spring kit for the 1892 Rossi Winchester Clone. This rifle has the brass frame and a SS octagon barrel.



    First thing I did was measure the effort it took to open the action and the trigger pull.

    Using a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge, I attempted to measure the force required to open the lever fully. The gauge's max limit is 12 pounds and this lever friction exceeded this! The trigger pull was 6.2 oz.

    After the action work, the action opened to full with 3.6 pounds of pull and the trigger is now a nice crisp 3pounds, 2 oz.

    The springs that are replaced are the hammer spring, the trigger spring, the lever lock spring and the ejection spring.

    I'll post a full review with pictures at some point.

    Every single edge within the receiver on this rifle were knife sharp. Using a set of India stones, a small file and 400 grit wet/dry sand paper on a piece of perfectly flat granite, I rolled all edges and any area that showed signs of rubbing.

    I decided to do a bit of jewelling on areas that were exposed. Jewelling not only looks neat, it holds oil a bit better than polished steel.







    The rifle is now slick as snot! It's amazing how rough this action was before. Taking your rifle apart, installing a spring kit and doing a bit of smoothing of all surfaces is highly recommended.

    More pictures here:
    Rossi 1892 Brass/Stainless Steel album | Rbertalotto | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.
    RoyB
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    I have a Rossi .357 mag rifle that I bought years ago it also suffers from a very stiff action. Where does one find these "Lee" spring kits ?

    Des

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    RoyB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    I have a Rossi .357 mag rifle that I bought years ago it also suffers from a very stiff action. Where does one find these "Lee" spring kits ?

    Des
    Here is one source Des, GUNSLINGER RIFLE SPRING KITS - Brownells I tuned mine also but did mine according to Steve Gunz kit which is one spring and suggesting cutting another which I didn't do. Also step my step on the CD on how to do it. He also sells the safety removel plug. Rossi 92 - DIY Action Job KIT Rossi 92 DVD Parts Pack [DVDComboPak] : Steve's Gunz Web Store, The Home of the Rossi 92 Specialist for kit and here for safety Button Style Safety Replacement Plug Rossi 92 Button Style Safety Replacement Plug [] - $18.95 : Steve's Gunz Web Store, The Home of the Rossi 92 Specialist When it needs springs I will go with the Lee kit next time myself though I'm very happy with the ease of mines action now also. I've actaully compared it to several Uberti guns modified by a number of gun smiths with little difference that I can feel from what mine is now. Either way once the action is smoothed out it is as good as it gets really for a lot less money that some of the others.
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    I have to say, the brass, stainless combination, makes for one handsome rifle!
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    I like the jeweling! Congrats on a job well done! I'm too afraid to anything that requires removing metal. I'm afraid I'll go too far and end up with something unsafe. I might consider a spring replacement for my 605, though.
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    Thanks guys. I'll visit the sites you suggested and make my old Rossie a winter time project.

    Des

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    nice yellow boy
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    I have one also, except mine is blued, with the case color hardened receiver, how do you get the forearm off these rifles, im not a dope but i can't figure it out! im afraid of cracking the wood! any help!? i have looked for a dissasembly video but have found none, just the receiver and but stock
    Last edited by hawkins455054; 05-04-2013 at 05:27 AM.

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    Two small screws on either side of the forend cap...remove

    Slide forend cap forward

    Remove magazine tube

    Drift out magazine cap boss

    Slide forearm forward and off
    RoyB
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