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Old 12-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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Now I know from past posts that a lot of you good people prefer Marlins and Winchesters. I am just asking a question about the Rossi. I cannot find one in stock to examine so will someone who owns one please give me some info on the safety, type, location, etc. Thank you.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:35 PM
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the safety is a small lever on top of the bolt just in front of the hammer. a local gun smith puts a brass plug in the hole, looks good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:37 PM
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I'm familiar with 2 of them. Both are stainless copies of Winchester 92's, mine is the older of the two and the only safety is the traditional half cock in the hammer. My FIL's is only a few years old and has an added safety at the rear of the bolt, which is a small black lever that blocks the firing pin when engaged. It is not in the line of sight and should not be a hinderance. We both have only used them at the close ranges of SASS Cowboy Action Shooting but they both function well with 38's and 357's. Stainless bores tend not to be as smooth a blued versions, so they may need lapping, that said both of ours are very smooth out of the box and don't show excess leading with even the very soft lead bullets we use. I hope the answers your questions, or feel free to PM me. Ivan
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:42 PM
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I have a EMF 1892 saddle ring carbine carbine made by Rossi. It's in .38/.357 and has the new safety. My plan was to have the safety removed by Steve's Guns, who specializes in 1892's, but it's never really bother me so I've left it alone, I just leave it in the "F" position all the time.

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:09 PM
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Mine didn't come with a safety.

They are a fun gun for the price.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:17 PM
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I was looking at one not that long ago and I like them, but not sure. If I can't find a Marlin .357 for under $800 I might get one.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:00 PM
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Having found a 1980 Marlin 94c [.357] a few years ago, I wanted a .44 Mag carbine. Found a new Braztech .44 with ~16" barrel about 10 weeks ago in Caledonia, NY. No issues out of the box and no complaints at all.

I have shot only 240 gr .44 Mag - it seems to like American Eagle, but have tried other brands as well. At 50 yards, open sights, from bench, about 1.5" for 5 shots, but prints maybe 4" high. [First 4 were in ~1/2"] So I like mine a lot - and hold low.

The safety is not a bother. Wood is plain indeed, but a pleasing to me reddish color, metal seems finished fine. Action smooth - it does demand a full stroke of lever to bring new cartridge up and in.

By the way, Johnson's Country Store in Lockport usually has 2-4 of these levers in .357 and .44 in stock to look over, various bbl lengths. Paul and Mike are very helpful. Though I have no interest in the place, you could tell them Dyson referred you.

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I have one. The other one with the gold trigger is a browning 92. I have seen some prettier ones, cased harden with longer octogon barrels etc. I had to add pads for LOP.
I like them. I like better the browning 92s, but they are harder to find and double the cost. I far prefer .357 to .44 mag. Lighter recoiling and all you need. Steves gunz is the guru that has a DVD to slick them up, peep sights etc.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:32 PM
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Thanks to all for the replies and pictures. As I have matured (to be politically correct), my hold with a handgun is not as good as it used to be. I am fine out to about 25 yards but after that things get a little uncertain. I think one of these would fill in the area between 25 and 100 yards. Much farther than that I will go with my .243.
I have lived long enough to know that things that I never thought could never happen have already come to pass. I kinda figure that the good Lord helps those that help themselves. Being prepared is not a bad thing.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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Mine is a Puma stainless 92 in 357mag. I was told that Pumas are actually made by Rossi but dont know??? I really like it. I never have been a fan of Rossi, if for no other reason than resale value. But I do like this gun. It is tight, no slop and shoots great. I dont like the safety on the bolt but it doesn't get in the way and I just leave it off. Kinda not really needed on a gun like this.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:14 PM
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If you put a peep on it , it will be far more accurate.
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I was told that Pumas are actually made by Rossi but dont know???
Yes, they are made by Rossi. Might even say that on the metal part under the lever.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:03 PM
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I bought one last month. I put a 2x handgun scope on it and it shoots an 1 1/2" group @ 100 yards. Fit and finish is comensurate with price, OK but not a S&W from the 50's.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:36 PM
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I have one of the earlier ones without the extra safety and like it. The screws holding the cartridge guides came loose at one time but blue loc-tite fixed that. So far it's handled 38's and 357's of any variety I've used (semi-wadcutters, jacketed, flat point) with no problems. Recoil is almost non-existent with 38's. Good gun for the money (just over $400 at the time).
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:02 PM
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Mine is pre-safety as well - great gun. I've written about it often enough here, so I'll spare you.
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Bought a used one years ago from a friend. Mine has the front sight on the barrel band. Still accurate and a sold well made rifle.
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