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Hello All
Im planning on buying the 92 Carbine, im juggling whether to get the 357 or 44, im leaning way ttowards the 44 as im going to start reloading here shortly.
Heres where i need some advice, im very familiar with Marlin leverguns and not afraid to tear into the actions and inspect, tune, clean, and all the other good stuff we do with are guns.

Is there anything in particular you guys and gals have found as far as particular problems with the 92's i should look for?
Do you recommend these guns for a "Hard Use" gun? I will be looking to take the safety out, change the rear sight to a barrel mounted peep, what else can i do with these as far as tuning, besides cycling the action a Gazillion times :eek:.

I just need to know what im getting myself into here as far as quality goes???????

Any input is much appreciated....

Thanks alot
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As I said in your Intro thread, I bought the Marlin in 44 Magnum last year primarily as I was wanting a lever gun in pistol caliber and it was available in lightly used condition at a fair price. The used lever guns in 357 magnum go very fast at a higher price as they are the most desirable for the CAS. Buying new won't be a factor in that regard.

I really wish that I would have waited for the 357 now. While I set up for reloading the 44 Magnum, everything is more expensive in terms of the components. The recoil was also a big surprise firing factory 44 mags. My thought process also centered around buying a revolver in the same caliber as the rifle. As I already have a Dan Wesson model 15 that would have been taken care of already. When I began to price out 44 Magnum revolvers it was a real eye opener.

I know we have members who own the Rossi lever guns and they should be along shortly.
 

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Hello Czechbikr

What kind of accuracy are you getting with your rifle? I like my 45-70 and dont feel like it has bad recoil, with the carbine 92 in 44 do you think its fairly harsh with recoil? I am planning on buying tonight so im just trying to get a little grip on things, mainly wondering about the reliable factor with the 92...
 

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I have one in 45 Colt, 20 inch octagon barrel and love it. Did the Steve's Gunz tune to it and worth every cent of the money too.
 

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Hey Joe,

Where do i find info on the Steve Gunz Tune Thing?????
 

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Anyone here own the 357 92? Im also considering that one :eek:, OH Im so confused, LOL

Decisions Decisions!!!!??!!???....
 

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I haven't enough experience with it yet to make a solid judgment on the accuracy. My indoor range I shot it at is very short (50 feet) and I am not that used to the buckhorn sights yet.
 

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You can find just about anything you want at this site. Tuning info as well!

Steve's Gunz Web Store, The Home of the Rossi 92 Specialist

You'll love your new 92 once you get it. I've changed out the rear site on mine, and eliminated that silly safety on top, with parts from this guy! :thumb:
 

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Anyone here own the 357 92? Im also considering that one :eek:, OH Im so confused, LOL

Decisions Decisions!!!!??!!???....
I've got a Rossi 92 and Puma 92 both in 357.
I like the Puma but I put a Red Dot on it.
The Rossi absolutely needs a better rear sight besides the BB gun sights it has.
 

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Well i didnt makeup my mind yesterday, so im still in the same boat....
Maybe today, im leaning towards the 44 again today.....:)

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Anyone here own the 357 92? Im also considering that one :eek:, OH Im so confused, LOL

Decisions Decisions!!!!??!!???....
Yes, it is a fantastic performer, although mine does not fit into the "hard use" category. I have the round barrel 20" 357. Primary reason for the choice was to complement my Tracker 357.

If you have a distinct need or reason for the larger caliber - go right ahead. I couldn't find one at the time. At some point I might get a 44 revolver/levergun upgrade - but I would get both, and I would not get rid of the 357 combo.

I found no unique problems with the gun - I used the Stevez gunz kit.
 

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Have two '92s now, a 44 Mag and 45 Colt both in the "Scout" rifle configuration. The Steve's Gunz video is a must and I would recommend changing out the spring and follower he offers the first time you take your rifle down. I think the Rossi rifles are up to the task, they might be light but the '92 action is as tough as it gets.
 

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Rossi lever guns

I currently have 2 .357's with the 16" barrel. A blue one for me, and a stainless one for the One Who Must Be Obeyed. They are so light and handy in that length, and who can't use another 357? I have had them in .44 and.45colt, but just didn't use them as much as the 357. The DVD from Steve's Gunz is a must, tells you ,and shows you how to slick up these fine rifles.
You will not go wrong with any of the Rossi/Puma lever action rifles.
Thanks, Robert
 

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Yes, it is a fantastic performer, although mine does not fit into the "hard use" category. I have the round barrel 20" 357. Primary reason for the choice was to complement my Tracker 357.

If you have a distinct need or reason for the larger caliber - go right ahead. I couldn't find one at the time. At some point I might get a 44 revolver/levergun upgrade - but I would get both, and I would not get rid of the 357 combo.

I found no unique problems with the gun - I used the Stevez gunz kit.
Would you recomend the kit as opposed to getting the spring and mag follower individually? Was the video helpful enough to warrant the extra money?
 

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The kit, yes.

The video is worth it because it tells you what to look for and explains detailed tear-down - I needed that. I understand there are ways to get the parts cheaper than the kit, from other sources, but I opted for giving the money to Steve out of convenience. I had all the stuff at my house in one package in less than a week IIRC.
 

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BG 45/70, If you have not purchased yet, make sure (44 mag) has the screw in Magazine tube. With full power 44's mine had a tendency?, definitely to shove the tube forward out of the frame, the older models had a fitted tube (slide in). The recoil of a 44 mag would start moving it out of the frame and by the 3rd or 4th rnd it would protrude up to a 1/4" beyond the end of the barrel. If you use cowboy loads in 44spl no problem. Gave a heck of a deal to a neighbor on that one and replaced it with my second '92 in .357 which I recommend. My lever gun in 44 S&W is a Marlin now.
 

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The recoil was also a big surprise firing factory 44 mags.
You ain't a BS'n, I even purchased a nice thick limbsavers recoil pad for my Winchester 44mag trapper and the recoil was just as hard but it is the push that gets me. A 30-30's ballistics shows almost double of the 44mag but my Winchester '94 30-30's recoil is actually a lot less then the 44mag. My 30-30 is a 20" and the 44mag is a 16" so maybe this is the difference but the longer the barrel to a certain extent the ballistics goes higher. Just my opinion on my experience with a 16" 44mag. good luck
 

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Have you found one in a caliber that you like that will be the trick. When I was lookin for my .357 20" rifle all I could find was .45 long colt rifles. I want one in .45lc but not yet.
 
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