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#13635015 - 03/07/19 Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz  
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Been looking and the Rossi as delivered by Steve may be the best option for me in a pistol caliber carbine.

But I have questions.

How close a clone is the Rossi to the original 92? Are there any lawyered extras or safeties on the Rossi?

Would I be better off with a shotgun style butt plate?

What kind of accuracy should I hope for?

Is one or another particular load preferred or warned about?

Will the Rossi, as delivered by SG hold up to enthusiastic shooting? (not necessarily high pressure loads)

Anything else I need to know?


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#13636237 - 03/08/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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The Rossi '92 are strong......yes...newer ones have a lawyer built in safety......Steve will remove & plug.....

I sent SG a new Rossi '92 45 Colt several years ago......close to $300 upgrade project........

Money not well spent.......what caliber are you looking for ?

Marlin's are much easier to tear down...clean...maintain....polish up your self.....

Along with being mfg'd in the USA.......yes..referring to pre RemLins...pre 2009 ish

I've had a few Rossi '92's......but no more.....pre safety Marlins (pre 1982 ish)

Even the X/bolt safety models are great rifle/carbines....just some prefer clean line pre safety

#13638462 - 03/08/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Buying directly from Steve, fixed up by him to your specs, is probably the most economical way to go. His prices are good; you save shipping and time. Give him a call. Great guy to work with.

DF

#13638513 - 03/08/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Looking to get a feel for how things are with the Rossi as done by SG.

One guy says his money was wasted

Looking for specifics on what to expect

Am I better off shelling out for an older Marlin?


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13639438 - 03/09/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Depends on what you want. The ‘92 is stronger than the Marlin, no 454 Marlins.

You can scope a Marlin.

First I’ve heard of someone not pleased with Steve’s work.

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#13640585 - 03/09/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Depends on what you want.



I want a general use carbine. Accurate enough for small game. Powerful enough to be a reliable deer taker.
Will not wear a scope. Preferably a .357 I think...


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13641003 - 03/09/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Originally Posted by johnw
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Depends on what you want.



I want a general use carbine. Accurate enough for small game. Powerful enough to be a reliable deer taker.
Will not wear a scope. Preferably a .357 I think...

A vintage Marlin will serve that need as well as a slicked up ‘92.

To me that would depend on the individual deal.

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#13641348 - 03/09/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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I just got a Rossi 92 357 today. So far I'm really impressed.


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Originally Posted by moosemike
I just got a Rossi 92 357 today. So far I'm really impressed.

New, used, slicked up or out of the box?

DF

#13642060 - 03/10/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by moosemike
I just got a Rossi 92 357 today. So far I'm really impressed.

New, used, slicked up or out of the box?

DF


The former owner had it slicked up and the safety deleted.


There's only two types of people in the world, those that are armed and those that are unarmed. Arm yourself.
Bravo

#13642566 - 03/10/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: moosemike]  
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Originally Posted by moosemike
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by moosemike
I just got a Rossi 92 357 today. So far I'm really impressed.

New, used, slicked up or out of the box?

DF


The former owner had it slicked up and the safety deleted.

That does make a difference.

DF

#13643366 - 03/10/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: moosemike]  
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Originally Posted by moosemike
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by moosemike
I just got a Rossi 92 357 today. So far I'm really impressed.

New, used, slicked up or out of the box?

DF


The former owner had it slicked up and the safety deleted.

Love to hear about it whenever you get around to shooting it...


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13643899 - 03/10/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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I was shooting it yesterday but only with 38 specials in it. It did well.


There's only two types of people in the world, those that are armed and those that are unarmed. Arm yourself.
#13646876 - 03/11/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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How far were you shooting and how well did it hit what you were shooting at?


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13649399 - 03/12/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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you can slick up a rossi and delete the safety very easily if you have a modest amount of mechanical aptitude. All you need are a couple of punches a small hammer, some fine sand/emery cloth or stone, and some screw drivers. You will want to buy a spring kit which is about $30 dollars. You can make your own plug for the former safety or buy one from Steve. There are several you tube videos that show how to take down and reassemble.

You do roll dice when you buy a rossi, but if you get a good one they are really nice, can easily fit a peep or tang sight on them and/or buy a scope mount for a scout scope from NOE.

If you wonder about rossi's go to the Rossi Rifleman Page they discuss them in great detail and those guys will help you with any problems you might have.

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Just buy a CT USA made Marlin ............

#13649959 - 03/12/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Originally Posted by johnw
How far were you shooting and how well did it hit what you were shooting at?


At 50 yards I was hitting claybirds with ease.


There's only two types of people in the world, those that are armed and those that are unarmed. Arm yourself.
#13652376 - 03/13/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: tikkanut]  
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Originally Posted by tikkanut


Just buy a CT USA made Marlin ............


I'm trying...

In a different thread I mentioned my diffugalties in getting registered with gunbroker. Then about 4 days ago I tried to sign on and it worked. Until today... Now my account is under manual review. again.


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13652515 - 03/13/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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Originally Posted by johnw
Originally Posted by tikkanut


Just buy a CT USA made Marlin ............


I'm trying...

In a different thread I mentioned my diffugalties in getting registered with gunbroker. Then about 4 days ago I tried to sign on and it worked. Until today... Now my account is under manual review. again.

It'd be simpler If you'd just sell me one...


"Chances Will Be Taken"

Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13652520 - 03/13/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: moosemike]  
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Originally Posted by moosemike
Originally Posted by johnw
How far were you shooting and how well did it hit what you were shooting at?


At 50 yards I was hitting claybirds with ease.


If you lack time to shoot, I could wring it out for you a bit.

I'd buy a bag of the little california cutie oranges and see if I couldn't pretty regular hit them at 50


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Was raised to believe that I was all Irish, but a dna test tells me that i'm nearly half scandinavian. So I might be wrong but it's useless to tell me...
#13660435 - 03/16/19 Re: Rossi 92 and Steve's Gunz [Re: johnw]  
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No lack here. I'm heading out to shoot it again here in a few minutes.


There's only two types of people in the world, those that are armed and those that are unarmed. Arm yourself.
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