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PJ Hardtack
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« on: August 01, 2017, 10:28:44 am »


Got a lead on a Rossi SRC in 44-40, an early one without the wing nut safety. Decent looking wood on it. Said to have 100 rds through it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 11:17:58 am »

If it's a good price, go for it.  I think these guns usually don't have any surprises.  The likely action work needed is well-documented.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 11:25:49 am »

PLUS ONE to Abilene.

Rossi makes a nice rifle.  A little rough.  A lot stiff (stock).  Improvement is simple and inexpensive.

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 09:28:45 pm »

I sought one out and I believe that it was a good investment. I enjoy a little light gunsmithing, so I was glad to apply a little work to it.  It's a nice, solid and (now) smooth carbine in my favorite cartridge. I have to agree with Abilene,  if the price is right,  I wouldn't hesitate.

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 08:51:41 am »

I've been using my pre-safety Rossi 92 in 44-40 for nearly 20 years now with zero issues. Had an action job done when I first got.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 11:27:20 am »

I'll consider it if I can get it for cheap. That'll pay for the upgrades.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 02:36:48 pm »

Ain't gonna happen ....

The seller got a trade in offer of $650 for it. That's $100 more than I would have paid him.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 10:01:22 pm »

Bummer .......... Angry

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2017, 05:55:11 pm »

Another pre-wingnut safety Rossi 44-40 SRC has been dangled before my eyes ..... Nicer than the previous one.

This guy is asking $675. Compared to the new prices of other repro CAS carbines, I may go for it. Especially if he'll include shipping in that price.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 07:56:44 pm »

The seller agreed to eat the S&H costs.

Looking forward to another rifle in 44-40 to accompany my Uberti '66 and Henry.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 03:03:45 pm »

Shot the new-to-me Rossi for the first time today.

Off hand at 25 yds, it put 5 rds into a group 1-1/2"V x 1"H, 2-1/2" above and 1-1/2" left of point of aim. That'll do. Slight windage adjustment coming up.

At 100 yds, again off hand, I was able to ring a 16"x16" gong every time by holding on the top edge of it and near the top right corner to compensate for the windage.

Load was 6 grs Red Dot under a 200 ge RNFP commercial bullet. I think I'm going to like this little SRC.
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