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Hello!

I'm new here and decided to join specifically for the Interarms Rossi revolvers. You guys are lifesavers. I already saw the sticky thread on MM Gunsmithing. However, I would like to know anything else you guys might have found on the overall quality and comparability of these firearms. For cheap Brazilian imports, they seem very finely made.

Does anyone know how to date them? The front sight and barrel both seem pinned.

For those interested, here is mine. The grips come from Handicraftgrips, and required some very minor fitting and shaving with a razor knife. Next up ... maybe an action job and a fabricated front sight w/gold bead. I might also purchase an unfluted cylinder.

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I had a 971 similar to yours. I used to carry it hog hunting and hiking out in the mountains, which I can't do anymore. I don't do much pig hunting either, anymore. I'm very anemic due to a bone marrow cancer and don't have the strength or energy anymore.

The only thing bad I experienced with the gun is the firing pin snapped off twice. I had a gunsmith fit a Smith and Wesson pin and that seemed to work, but I traded the gun off; I now have a couple of Taurus 66s in that niche I really like. The only thing, the 971 was rather light. I miss the weight of the 971, but not that much. I carried my 3" 66 all day yesterday and never really noticed the weight. :D I do have a very good gunbelt, but I just wore a cheap belt yesterday. Still, I was fine.
 

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Not trying to hijack this thread, and hope you don't mind me asking, but how were they able to diagnose your ailment? Doesn't sound like a usual place to get a cancer.
 

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Welcome! Beautiful wheelie you have there!
Thank you! My only quibble, if it can be called that, is that the K-frame is too light. I'm used to a 48 oz 1911 or an X-frame revolver. I could use a bit more overall heft and forward bias, like in the 6" S&W 686. That said, the Rossi K-frame is perfect for its intended use: near-perfect balance and easy all-day carry, with occasional full power .357s.

The Rossi differs from the standard K-frame in some ways though ... it seems to incorporate a few L-frame improvements without the increase in weight (like a fully rounded forcing cone). Alas, I'm not enough of a revolver guy to know all the pros and cons of the Rossi design yet.
 
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