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Yesterday I perused the Rossi® website and downloaded their 2018 catalog. I was so sad to see they are no longer making ANY revolvers. Damn...
 

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It may be part of the importation ban. If it gets lifted we may see Rossi revolvers again.
Educate me, please. I don't understand as Taurus® revolvers are all coming through.
 

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Bummer Rossi made good revolvers. I don't plan on getting rid of any of mine.
 

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They have the machinery, they have the workforce, it would be easy for Taurus to simply slap their name on them. While I haven't been all that happy with my recent (ish) production 2" 461, it would be a shame to see the 461/462 go. The .38spl snub is a 5 shot snub like many others, but the .357mag is a Colt D-frame sized 6-shot. Not many 6-shooters that are that easy to CCW out there, and the Kimber and Colt Cobra are 2-3 times more money. Maybe re-engineer it for the transfer bar to have it like their other offerings, or not and save some money. But, regardless, it makes sense to continue to market the gun since they have nothing else like it (one can hope). For the other guns, as a cost-cutting measure it makes some sense since they have direct competition in the Taurus line.


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I guess I'm behind on things but I just saw that Taurus announced the return of the 856.

Taurus 856: Return of a Classic Revolver

With that, I guess they will have a 6 shot snub (albeit a .38spl instead of a .357mag) so I'm guessing the 461/462 won't be returning rebadged as a Taurus. No need to compete with themselves. I'm guessing they are bringing back the 856 largely because they have discontinued the Rossi revolvers to keep the 461/462 buyers. For me, the lighter weight is an advantage since I am not likely to carry magnums in a 2" snub, though many would prefer .357mag (and I am a fan of it in the 3") so I'm not sure it was a smart decision.
 

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Well, I guess I understand how the Rossi fans feel about the disappearance of their Rossi revolvers. However it is a fact that Taurus has been producing the revolvers for Rossi for a number of years.

You thought you had a revolver made by Rossi.....

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I really like the "D" size frame of the Rossi 357mag revolvers ...
Hopefully next weekend .. Im gonna take a Pawnshop/Gunstore road trip and a 4 inch barreled Rossi 357 is on my short list....!
 

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Looking at the 2018 catalog it seems that they are going to be selling the Circuit Judge and the youth matched pairs again . I hope they are .
 

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Well,my 85104 is stamped Made In Brazil so its a Rossi,not a Taurus.Taurus bought the name.I bought it new a couple years ago.I should've bought the other 2 my dealer had at the same time.$262.00 before tax and transfer fee.;) Gun Beauty Everyday carry Bag Material property
 

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Maybe someday the Brazilians will get back to their former glory and produce Rossi revolvers and rifles again.Too much political turmoil is ruining everything down there,like Venezuela is turning to crap.
 

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Well,my 85104 is stamped Made In Brazil so its a Rossi,not a Taurus.Taurus bought the name.I bought it new a couple years ago.I should've bought the other 2 my dealer had at the same time.$262.00 before tax and transfer fee.
sparky, where do you think Taurus revolvers are made? You guessed it.... in Brazil! Taurus has been manufacturing revolvers for Rossi for years.

"In December of 1997 BrazTech International L.C. was created as the exclusive importer of Rossi firearms in North America.
Previously, Rossi firearms were distributed by Interarms of Alexandria, Virginia. Rossi manufactures its classic rifles in a plant in San Leopoldo, Brazil and will continue operations there, selling many firearms outside the United States and North America.
At the same time, Forjas Taurus, S.A. purchased the rights and the equipment to manufacture Rossi handguns. Taurus manufactures three models of .38 Special revolvers and four models of .357 Magnum revolvers under contract with Rossi. Revolvers sold by BrazTech with the Rossi name are manufactured in a brand new facility owned by Taurus in SaoLeopoldo, Brazil."

Rossi USA - History

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WELL THAT SUX! At least maybe my 68 will be a collectible, maybe, possible, some day.....maybe. :D Okay, maybe not, but it's a thought.
 
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