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Rossi 357 lever gun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by chizuck, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I have a chance to pick up a perfect condition lever gun for 375 it is a 16" barrel and stainless. Do you guys think that is a good deal?
     
  2. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    lot depends on the PRICE
     
  3. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    he wants 375 for it
     
  4. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    I have seen new priced at $440, so you can determine good for yourself.
     
  5. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a good deal to me. Rossis are pretty good quality, and shooting a .357 lever gun is PURE JOY.

    You can't put a price on JOY.

    I'd say BUY IT!
     
  6. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Not familiar with the gun, just know they are now made in Brazil as a subsidiary of Taurus, FWIW. All that being said, I would say $375 is fair, not a screaming deal, but a decent one.
     
  7. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Well, from my experience with a Marlin .357 1894 I'd say pick it up because lever guns are just plain fun. And like was said, not sure about the condition but if its decent that seems a good deal.

    -d
     
  8. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I will post pics when I get it.
     
  9. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had one of those a long time ago and it kicks more than you would think with .357 Magnum... :)
     
  10. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Magnum Kitty parts! My Marlin 357 is a real soft shooter and I love it. Buy the darn thing and have fun! Greydog.
     
  11. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not trynig to discourage the OP and my kitty parts are still being used by my bengals. The Puma 92 does give you some kick though. More than one would think out of a rifle. Its actually kind of a neat feeling. Its why I've owned a .50AE and .44 Magnum Scandium revolver.

    If you lighten up the springs a little you can do the Rifleman trick of swing cocking it. Very unsafe with live ammo so I'm not condoning it but its kind of fun to play with. I had the 16 inch carbine version. It actually seems smaller than my Winchester 1892 but that could be just my bad memory. Enjoy.
     
  12. al42

    al42 shedd oregon Member

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    i just purchased one nib 4 399 shipped off gunbroker
     
  13. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lowest price on Gunbroker is $385, and most are $400-450 so if it is in good shape and you want it, I say go for it. Considering the shipping and handling and FFL transfer from buying online you would be way ahead on the deal.
     
  14. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just curious what you would use it for. I have always wondered why people like the handgun cartrige rifles. Is it for cowboy shooting, hunting, or just for fun? Not knocking it, seriously just curious what these are used for.
     
  15. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    I really like my Marlin 1894c.
    And I like my GP100.
    A .357 rifle + a .357 revolver = A lot of fun!
     
  16. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    I like it for camping and outdoors that way I have two shooters and one caliber.
     
  17. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    For me it is mostly for fun (can use it at Tri-County action range) and convenience (one round for revolver and rifle). It would likely be the gun I would grab if a predator went after one of our animals.
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Rossi and "good deal" do not work in the same sentence.

    I would never waste my money on a Rossi product again.
     
  19. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    No offense taken. I have always wanted a lever gun and like to keep my calibers close. It will mostly be cuz I want one and fun. But the 357 does get a nice velocity jump out of the 16-20" barrels. Might to a little hunting to, you have to be a little closer then traditional hunting rifles but it does have the knock down power.
     
  20. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I would like to hear more, just what the problem was. Was it a Taurus Rossi or a older Rossi brand Rossi?

    thanks
    chuck