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Offline greyhawk

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Re: May be interested in getting a Rossi 92 - so questions
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2020, 08:36:59 PM »
For the most part, carbines have round barrel, different sights, forend with barrel band, and the flatter buttstock.
 
rifles are octagonal, dovetailed front sight, forend has nose cap, and crescent buttstock.

That is repro '92's.  Uberti '73 and '66 would be the same.  Some original guns had round barrels on rifles.

Most fellers I know would call a 20' rifle configuration lever gun a "short Rifle" (crescent buttplate + nosecap + dovetailed magazine hanger but carbine length barrel)
Where the carbine version (usually) has the flatter buttplate+forend band+front barrel band
Winchester in their day being almost a custom shop you proly coulda ordered almost any combination of the above that you felt inclined to.
 
(we have 2 uberti carbines that are 19inch) 

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Re: May be interested in getting a Rossi 92 - so questions
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2020, 01:10:36 PM »
I have a stainless M92 in 45colt,  Is it NWOCS legal?

The Rossi R92 in .45 Colt is what I shoot in NCOWS. Mine is not stainless, but why would that make any difference?

I HAVE been told that a lever action rifle chambered in .45 Colt did not exist in the time frame we are reenacting. The revolver, yes, but the not the rifle.

Still, no one has told me I can't, and there are several other members in our posse that shoot .45 Colt rifles, so I will continue.

Offline Black River Smith

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Re: May be interested in getting a Rossi 92 - so questions
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2021, 03:14:18 PM »
Well, after a two year desire, I did pickup a 44/40, SS, 24" rifle.  It is a  new/old stock -- LNIB -- unfired(IMO) firearm.  For what I consider, a good price.  I wanted a blue version but the stainless is growing on me.  After some cycling issues, which came down to -- my 'too weak a crimp' reloads -- this rifle cycles cartridges up to max OAL.

As Coffinmaker stated elsewhere, the rifle has burrs and sharp spots.  It puts longitudinal scratches in the brass from the loading port.  It cuts  the lead in two different spots.  I have one spot on the rightside of the frame, that I can see, (that is extra casting metal) causing one cut on the side of the lead.  The other is in the frame magazine hole or the magazine itself or the cartridge stop creating a rectangular dent or cut in the top of the lead.???

Cleaning and polishing and deburring -- is next up.

I really like it so far.  The wood to metal fit is great.  The frame bottom curvature/lines are very close to originals, not perfect, but definitely not like the new SRC I bought in 2019.  The maker was Taurus has the bolt flip safety F/S stamping but does not have Taurus's hammer safety.

The sights will have to go.  They are the plain bent -- straight cut metal and rivet base.  The front is just plain, also.  Looking at a Marble full buckhorn short sight.  Wish the new Rossi 'traditional sight' wasn't so costly, or I would go for it.  I will be making my own Winchester sporting front sight once I have a newly mounted rear sight.

The 38/40 alteration is looking like it will happen in the future, just not right away.  But, I am on my way to that desired 38/40 chambered 1892 designed rifle.   Still, would buy a Chiappa in 38/40 for its authentic looks, IF it ever came around but this is a starting point, for now.
Black River Smith

 

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