Rossi R-92 Lever Actions @ Classic...

Discussion in 'Rossi' started by ChaZam, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    It appears that Classic has some of the R-92 lever actions in stock. These have been scare for a long time so I hadn't checked any of the usual sources lately. Had an email from Classic today indicating the had the 357/38 caliber and a subsequent search it appears the have it in 44 Rem. Magnum, and 45 Colt in 16" & 20" versions also and also some of them in a polished stainless model. I had a 20" 357 a few years ago that was a pretty decent little rifle, but I traded it on some other firearms with the dealer I bought it from. I haven't checked any other websites and wouldn't have checked tis one if I hadn't received the email from them...
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    https://www.classicfirearms.com/long-guns/rossi-lever_action/
     
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  2. OneShotKill

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    https://www.budsgunshop.com/search.php/q/rossi 92

    I collect levers and have a 16 inch stainless 357 a have had others. They are great, The link has the 16 inch in 44 mag, but can use 44 special or light loads as well. Wonderful little gun than weighs about 5 and one half pounds. Does not look like an assault rifle, yet short and handy. Not much you cannot stop with a 44 mag rifle.
     
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  3. Palladin8

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    I really like my Rossi 45LC. I would love to find one in 454 when I have the money
     
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  4. shop tom

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    It looks like Rossi no longer offers the R92 in 45LC. Now would be a good time to pick one up at Classic if one has a hankerin' for one.
    Which I do........
     
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  5. OneShotKill

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    I also have a stainless one in 454 with the 20 inch barrel, mine will fire 45 LC fine, I have heard others did not. I have read they started making them again, and the attached link is the only place I have seen them. The add says 20 inch but the picture is a different gun. It took me 3-4 years to find a used one. With factory ammo they kick more than my 45-70, about like a 12 gauge with 3 and 1/2 inch turkey loads. I do not shoot more than a few of them at a time. I reload them with 250 grain Hornady's and 300 cast in the 1600--1800fps range, enough for hogs, 2 at a time, LOL I have also used 230 grain ball bullets in both 45 LC and 454 cases and love them, pretty fast, do not recall but


    aol Love the gun. You can load really hot in your 45 LC. Just google Paco Kelly, 454 Rossi and you will find load data and much info.

    https://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=146998-----454
    https://www.kygunco.com/Search/Ajax...ype=&IsFirearm=&MinPrice=0&MaxPrice=0----45LC

    Several in stock. https://www.budsgunshop.com/search.php/q/rossi 92 .45 colt
     
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  6. OneShotKill

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    I see them pretty often in stock. Here are several in stock.

    Both 16 inch and 20 inch and both in blue or stainless. I have both a 16 inch and a 20 inch, I really like the 16 inch.

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/search.php/q/rossi 92 .45 colt
     
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  7. rando

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    These rifles were not in circulation for awhile. I know the last couple years they were in demand and people ordering them and waiting until they were manufactured. That is the first I have seen that many available. I ordered mine from factory like 5 years ago. I bought the 44 Rem. Magnum in the 24" Octagonal barrel. I also ordered with the receiver case hardened. I am glad I got mine when I could.
     
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  8. shop tom

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    I was going by their website. I'm sure there are many on the shelf out there, but Rossi does not have them as an option on their site at the moment.
     
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  9. OneShotKill

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    I was not aware of that. I did see they brought back the same gun in 454 Casull which is what I have. The 454s have been in hot demand for a while and I assume they think people will pay extra for a gun that shoots both.

    Mine shoots 45 LC just fine. I think the folks that have problems shooting the 45s in the 454 are trying to use wadcutters, but mine feeds them all, even the Kieth 255 grain bullet. The price of the 454 is about another $125 or so, but well worth it to me. With 300 grain bullets I can match the velocity of my Marlin Guide gun. However, neither are much fun for very long. But even at the lighter 45 LC hot loads you can equal 44 mag. With traditional 45 LC the 454 is like shooting a 22, quiet and pleasant.

    Anyway, Buds has a few for anyone that wants one. The 454 will be hard to find. The other link I posted Kentucky Gun only had them in stock a few days. And it looks like Buds sold out quickly also. https://www.budsgunshop.com/search.php?q=rossi+92+.454&type=

    The Buds price on the 45 LCs are about as good as I have seen. FWIW

    https://rossiusa.com/firearms/lever...0-9-rounds-stainless-steel-brazilian-hardwood
     
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  10. shop tom

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    IIRC, Rossi recommends factory loads only in the 45 LC version, that's why I passed on one a couple of years ago. Being as I already have a Super Blackhawk in .44 mag, I should probably go that route. I already have a plethora a calibers to reload for, I really don't need another, and I like the idea of have a rifle/pistol combo of the same caliber.
     
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  11. OneShotKill

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    The Rossi 92 has been used by Paco Kelly and others for a couple decades now with really hot loads. I have been a member of the Rossi-Rifleman forum for years and there are perhaps hundreds of articles on loading the Rossi 45 to Ruger only handgun loads and some even hotter. Not aware of any restrictions by Rossi as to any factory ammo. https://rossi-rifleman.com/index.php

    Tim Sundles the Buffalo Bore guy has an article on his site raving for the 454 and stating that any of those guns in model 92, will handle his very hot 45 Colt loads. That article years ago is why I searched for one and have not been disappointed. It is quite a bit above 44 mag which is probably not needed power but I like it because it extends the range with light bullets and the 44 is limited with heavier bullets. I like the 340 grain personally. Here is his article.
    https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=159

    You will not be disappointed with the Rossi in 44. I collect levers and have many by Marlin, Henry, Winchester, etc but Rossi is my favorite of the bunch.
     
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  12. Dutch

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    Did you buy one?
     
  13. animalspooker

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    I bought a 44 mag about 5 years ago myself. SS barrel. I immediately took it to my gunsmith and had them remove the safety and take out all the plastic parts and replace them. I really like it and its gorgeous.
     
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  14. OneShotKill

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    For anyone interested that ugly safety on top does not hurt anything and I have just ignored it. But there are nice peep sites made to replace it. Of course you lose the barrel sight, but then the peep mounted further back gives you more sight radius. I am ordering one now but not sure which one to put it on. Here is a picture:
    https://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/filedata/fetch?id=2494364
    And here is the ordering info: https://store.stevesgunz.com/index....oducts_id=10&zenid=udm3r9cdb6kg40254d8dd814c6

    Any time you modify a factory safety feature on anything, gun, lawnmower, power tools, whatever, then if there is an injury down the road there is always the potential for you to be named in a lawsuit. Even if you sell the gun, you could be named in a lawsuit. So, if you replace it, just save it and put it back like it was if you sell it. Sorry, just the lawyer in me, but people need to know these things, as they may not sound like common sense. Or if you sell it make them sign a bill of sale recognizing it was modified and they are buying it "as is".

    For those new to the Rossi 92, StevesGuns.com has all sorts of gee whiz stuff if you just want to change the looks. Big loop lever--for that cool mall ninja look; saddle ring--looks really cool but can clang an make noise if you actually hunt with it; stainless steel tube metal spring tube follower, in case the plastic one should ever melt, none of ours ever did, but plastic is plastic; and there is even a dovetail picatinny rail adapter--in case you want to mount a red dot or scout scope on it, blasphemy! But he does sell a lot of stuff if you want yours to be different. The red dot mounted on this sleek little lever may be great for shooting frogs or hogs, but it sure is ugly, in my old opinion.

    I have Marlins for scopes, so leave the Rossi and Win 92s like they are intended. LOL
     
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  15. animalspooker

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    My safety was removed for two reasons. One, it was a Safety, on a lever action; Two, it was literally so loose that sometimes while shooting it, the safety would slip to 'on' and the gun became un-functional, not a good thing if ever in an emergency.
     
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  16. ChaZam

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    I didn't buy one, but maybe you were addressing another member.
    At one time I had a 20" Rossi in 357 Magnum, but I traded it back to the FFL that I bought it from. Nothing wrong with it, I just wanted something else worse at that time...
     
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  17. PaleHawkDown

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    I will never understand a safety on a lever gun or a revolver.

    What makes this whole thing so funny is that if you ever look up R92 parts, the first thing that usually pops up are sites selling little plugs to replace those things. The next thing is a metal follower to replace the plastic one. (I hadn't seen the peep sights before, but I learn something new all the time on this forum.)
     
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  18. animalspooker

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    I hadn't either PHD. Mine is just a metal plug, but peep sights sound interesting.
     
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  19. Palladin8

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    While it is true the 92 action can handle the really hot loads, my 45 Colt chamber is on the generous side and it bulges the brass case to the point where they will not chamber in any of my revolvers after trying to re-size them.
     
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  20. Dutch

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    Yep, was asking you. Figured anyone who bought one might answer if I didn’t address you directly though.

    The one I have in .44 Mag is excellent.
     
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