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Title: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Hargrave on October 29, 2012, 07:15:33 pm
Hello folks,

Ok, quick question .... who makes the "Lightning Rifle"  for Rossi? Did they make themselves or did they contract with Berretta or something of the like.

I got a deal on a "nickel plated" one of these in .45 LC. The rifle is in-transit ... but I thought I would ask.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Major 2 on October 30, 2012, 03:26:25 am
Rossi manufactured the rifles in a plant in Sa Leopoldo, Brazil.

Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Coffinmaker on November 04, 2012, 08:46:41 pm

But ..... They don't manufacture them anymore.

Coffinmaker

PS:  Thankfully
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 11, 2012, 02:10:10 pm
Hargrave

Hopefully your new rifle made it?

How about a report and some pics?

HH
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Pettifogger on November 12, 2012, 09:06:00 am
If you mean the pump action Lightning rifle, Rossi never made any.  Are you thinking of Taurus?
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Hoof Hearted on November 12, 2012, 09:16:34 am
If you mean the pump action Lightning rifle, Rossi never made any.  Are you thinking of Taurus?

Yessir....I was under the impression that Rossi was "absorbed" or bought by Taurus a few years ago so I would have to think the same thing. Might there have been a run of Lightning rifles with the Rossi name?
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: joec on November 12, 2012, 06:13:10 pm
Yessir....I was under the impression that Rossi was "absorbed" or bought by Taurus a few years ago so I would have to think the same thing. Might there have been a run of Lightning rifles with the Rossi name?

Taurus owns Rossi now and they share a facility in S. Florida but all arms are made in Brazil with a few exceptions mostly hand guns. Same company but two brands. Pretty much along the lines of Beretta who owns several different companies including Uberti and Stoeger among others.
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Hargrave on November 19, 2012, 05:18:32 pm
Ok,

So I got the rifle a few days ago ... It is a Taurus and Not a Rossi. It is in Stainless instead of Nickel and looks like I was given the wrong info by the buyer.

I figure I will have to knock it up to lesson learned. I will take the rifle out to the range later this week or next and see how it shoots.

Jake
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Paladin UK on December 18, 2012, 01:11:46 pm
Fer Hargrave.......

Did ya take it to the range and if so how did it perform???


Paladin  (Whats nosy innerested  :D ) UK
Title: Re: Who Makes the Lightning Rifle for Rossi ?
Post by: Hargrave on December 18, 2012, 02:25:40 pm
Not yet ... been swamped with work related items as of late. I am hoping to take it up around Christmas.

Jacob