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Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« on: December 18, 2021, 10:06:19 AM »
Working part time at the local gunshop has its advantages!  I was at work the other day (actually the acting manager when the owner was gone on vacation) when a guy comes in with a couple guns to sell on consignment.  One was a nondescript bolt gun, and one was a pristine Rossi Overland 12 Ga. hammered double Coach Gun with 20" barrels.

I asked him how much he wanted to net after our 20%, he said "$325".  I bought it on the spot in a Commiefornia Private Party Transfer.  I then turned around and processed it into my name on a DROS through the shop, all in the same day.  Commiefornia has a 10 day jail, but not planning on shooting any matches until after I get it out.

It is identical to the Rossi I used started CAS with in 1994, and used for many years.  I sold that one when I went very inactive in CAS in the mid-2000s, and have been looking for the right one at the right price since I went back very active around 2016.

Anyway, I have, as of late,  been using a nice bobbed 97 and a super clean Ithaca Lefever cut to 18.5".  I promptly turned around and sold the Lefever to a regular customer for $500.  $150 in my pocket and a beauty of a Rossi Overland!  I even have some spare firing pins for the Rossi that I had a machinist friend make up back when I had the first one.
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 10:31:04 AM »
Excellent!  But hey, you know, pictures!  :)

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 11:54:43 AM »
Pictures? Since it's in CA Jail, wouldn't those be Mug Shots?
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2021, 08:24:21 PM »
" ... appraising, that's me part time at the local Gunshop has its advantages,"  ???

well, YES and no it can be detriment to your wallet too....

YOU Sir, are a card-carrying Gun a holic , take's one to recognize one  ::)

when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 09:12:45 AM »

 :)  PLUS ONE for Abilene   ;)

Mug Shots are Due Rigger around these parts !!

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2021, 07:46:24 PM »
This things is near mint!



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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2021, 09:52:19 PM »
Sure is!

Maybe you can hold on to this one.  :)

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2021, 07:50:05 AM »

 :)  T. L.  ;)

WaBac (thank Sherman and the Perfesser) and I do mean WAY BACK I had an absolutely pristine Rossi Overland 20Ga Coach.  Absolutely loved it.  No I didn't.  that thing was light, nimble, quick on target and did I mention . . ''LIGHT".  That cute little sucker beat me like a rented mule.  I have never reloaded shotgun (except now, All Brass) and couldn't find light (tru light) 20Ga ammo.  Target ammo rattled my brain and battered me blue.  Sold it as quick as I could.

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2021, 08:37:22 AM »
They had JUST discontinued them when I started down the CAS trail,
I hunted for one to no avail. made do with a loaner, hand me down A.H. Fox for a year.
While still searching for one, wound up with a Stoeger Coach, which just about everybody was using.
I made my peace (never to find a Rossi to buy) when I got my TTN, when Walt Johnson was the only go-to importer.





 
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2021, 02:05:11 PM »
Best hammer coach gun ever made.  Coil spring sidelocks, and some got chrome line barrels (mine does!)  Got mine and never giving it up.
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 09:44:24 AM »


 :)  Nah   ;)

Can't even describe the Rossi as "the Best Coach Gun" ever made.  Jack be nimble, Jack be Quick, Jack jumped the Candle Stick.  The Rossi were/are "nice" guns.  There were/are however, FAR better made guns.  Of course, also far more expensive.

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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 11:58:47 AM »
Taking the Rossi to the local match tomorrow.  Ill have to see how she does on the Cowboy Trap stage we shoot (15 birds, CAS main match shotguns, only.  I suck at trap, an 7 or 8 out of 15 is my usual with the 18" Ithaca Lefever I have been using (though once I did 9/15!), so it will be interesting to see.
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:20:52 PM »
My 20ga Rossi Coach gun had issues, the barrels did not shoot to the same point.  After 20 yrs I traded it on a Taylors 150th yr centennial 66.
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Re: Wow! Mint Rossi Overland cam my way!
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:04:02 PM »
Used it at a local match. Shot clean with it. Even nailed all the clay pigeons on the knockdown poppers that toss a bird. Both barrels seemed dead nuts on.   I also used it on Cowboy trap (15 birds). Did 6 out of 15, which ids about normal for me.  Usually 6-8/15.

I will say that it doesn't beat up my shoulder as much as the Ithaca Lefever did.
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