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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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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 11:28:29 am »

 Old thread ,, but ,, i'v noticed that most everyone that gets a Rossi ,in 44/40 ,, including my 44/40 ,, say's the same thing " my gun shot fine ,but just a little to the LEFT ". Thought it was just mine , but it seems to be a Rossi thing . I smoothed up the rough places ,, shortened the ejector spring ,, left the rest stock,, load 10 rds. and don't have to " jerk " the action ,, to make'r run . It's a early 90's model has that "ugly " dark wood ,,nope !! like it the way it is .




 smoke'm if y'a got'm ,, Hootmix .
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 12:58:39 pm »

Since this is back from zombie land...

I'll add my 2 centavos .... Brazilian gun get it ?


Mine was Circa 91 SS 20" short rifle , it had walnut stocks but they were miss matched noticeably.
I bought it & a Marlin 94 , with the proviso one would return to the FFL "if I like the other better.

FFL was a friend, fellow SASS shooter and the offer was sweet... ( BTW he lent me a Fox 310 for nearly a year ! )   

anyway, after several shoots the Marlin got the nod ... it was slightly more money ( maybe $100 ) but it pointed and shot to my better opinion.

Still it was a sweet gun .... prolly should have kept both ... Undecided
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 06:00:00 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 #14 on: October 01, 2018, 06:00:27 pm »

Yes, my 44-40 Rossi originally shot a tad to the left, but that was just a matter of moving the rear sight.

Last fall I took 11 grouse with it, ALL of them head shots! That's speaks for it's accuracy. Easier than with a .22 due to the larger bore diameter.

For hunting, I regard it as a 100 yd max rifle. Carries like a dream.
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2018, 10:51:01 am »

Got mine about 8 months ago after looking for almost a year. Mine must have had some action work done it is smooth as silk loads easy,
great action,the wood is dark brown and it doesn't crush the cases like i was told it would. Would like to find another.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2018, 02:39:38 pm »

Hey quickdraw58 ,, the only thing I would want to have different about mine ,, 4" longer I'v always liked the look's of the 24"s .


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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 03:12:09 pm »

My two Rossi's have served me well for about 20 years.  Yes, I had to do a little work...shortening and compressing the ejector springs, smoothing the corner of the chamber mouth on the .44-40 to stop "pitcher-mouthing" the brass on ejection, and just breaking them in.  Oh, yeah, the other one is in .44 Mangle-em. Both have 20" barrels, and are as accurate as I can be. They are both light, which eases the strain on my achin' back. (That's why I have semi-retired my Navy Arms M1860 Henry, with the heavy 24" barrel)  My thanks to John Moses Browning for adapting the '86 Winchester to use the pistol-caliber rounds. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2018, 07:53:22 pm »

Out moose scouting today (got a draw for Nov.), I encountered several Ruffed Grouse. If I had been packing my Rossi 44-40, I would have collected a few.

Instead, I was a tad over gunned with my Shiloh 50-70 carbine. I have taken 4 grouse with my 50-70 Military Rifle; all head shots. My wife was with me and she couldn't believe it. The fact is, it's easier with a large bore rifle than it is with a .22.

I don't do that any more as it's a little hard on the ear bones.
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